Monday morning arts news: September 14


Monday, September 14

University Theatre: Out Loud series. Reading of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen (part 2). 7pm.

Tuesday, September 15

University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Sewing from a pattern: Join Laura Parker and Adrienne McKenzie for an overview of historic and modern patterns, including how to read, use and alter a pattern to fit, tracing a pattern, and creating/fitting a basic mockup. 1pm.

University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. NYC-based theatre sound designer Sun Hee Kil. In addition to multiple Broadway credits, she served as associate sound designer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics. 6pm.

Wednesday, September 16

Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack. A special fall Day of Giving to show support for our NC State students. 12am-11:59pm.

University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Rigging 101: Join Dave Jensen and Mike White to learn common knots, rigging techniques and operating systems. 4pm.

Crafts Center: Clay Pumpkin Carving. Jennifer Siegel and Katy Walls host a live demonstration on carving your very own clay pumpkin, in advance of the annual pumpkin carving event in October. 6:30pm.

Thursday, September 17

NC State LIVE: #PackPops performance. George Hage of Jack the Radio (rock and blues sensibility blended with Americana, folk and country). 11:30am at Stafford Commons. (Yes, this is a live, non-virtual event.)

Gregg Museum: Virtual guided tour. “Walk” through the Gregg and current exhibitions with staff member Christina Wytko as she gives an in-depth guided tour of the exhibitions. 4pm.

University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. North Carolina native Eric Tysinger is the stage manager for the first national tour of Hamilton. 6pm.

Dance Program: Virtual master class. Movement and creation with Leslie Kraus. Intended for intermediate dance level. 6pm.

University Theatre: Out Loud series. Reading of Heritage by Griffin James, honorable mention for the 2020 Creative Artist Award. 7pm.

Friday, September 18

University Theatre: Preparing the Performer series. SETC prep #2. 1pm. Students only.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset.

Saturday, September 19

Football: Wake Forest (home). No fans in attendance. 8pm.

Sunday, September 20

Rosh Hashanah ends at sunset.


First details: NC State’s Raleigh Civic orchestras, the NC State choirs, the Concert Singers of Cary, and the NC State University Libraries are working with composer Lisa Bielawa to create Brickyard Broadcasta new musical work that will be presented this November in a virtual reality interpretation of the Brickyard.

While in-person classes can’t happen right now, the Crafts Center has gotten super creative with online classes. Explore the possibilities!

Listen to the NC State Jazz Combo on Soundcloud! This single of “Beautiful Love” by Victor Young is the jazz program’s first project recorded remotely by students while classes are all meeting online.

And welcome to Peyton Stokley on her first day as director of development for Arts NC State! It’s a bit of an odd time to be starting a new job, so feel free to send a friendly email to


Indy Week: Performing-Arts Presenters Scramble to Adapt Very Old Habits for a Very New World. Byron Woods interviews Triangle-area arts presenters including NC State LIVE director Sharon Moore.

Walter Magazine: 25 Things to do in September in Raleigh and Beyond. You’ll find the Gregg Museum at the top of the list.

WHUP: Wayne Leonard of Lights Up! interviews University Theatre director Josh Reaves. The segment begins at 15:12 in the recording.

DASA News: Montague’s Musical Skills Wow the Wolfpack. Patrick Smith talks with Gabriel Montague, senior in statistics, director of NC State’s Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir, and student winner of the 2020 Wolfpack’s Got Talent competition.

Technician: Getting involved while off-campus is hard, but not impossible. The story includes a shout-out for two of the a cappella ensembles in the Department of Music.

Pest Control Technology: Stopping Bugs With a Taste for Art. David Hunt’s article about creepy crawler control at the Gregg Museum was picked up by Pest Control Technology magazine.

That’s it for this week, folks. Be safe, wear your face covering, wash your hands, support our students, and embrace our fall 2020 arts experiences at NC State!