UNCG SCHOOL OF THEATRE PRESENTS: OUTSIDE & NOT A TEST! TWO THOUGHT-PROVOKING PLAYS DEALING WITH STANDARDIZED TESTING AND BULLYING.
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre’s MFA Directing Class will be presenting two one-act plays offered in succession April 25-28 in the Sprinkle Theatre (402 Tate St., Brown Building). Listen in on the discussion with the cast of Outside by Paul Dunn as three friends take a stand against bullying and discrimination in their high school. Speaking of high school, remember filling in those bubbles on the scantrons? Anne Negri does. In her one act play Not A Test, she includes issues surrounding standardized testing in public schools and the lasting impact it has on those who don’t meet the standards. In addition to these fabulous one-acts plays, on April 25 you’re invited to meet Anne Negri after the show. Come ask questions and hear from the author yourself. Anne Negri is a grades K-8 Drama Specialist in the Evanston/Skokie District 65 public schools of Illinois. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s MFA program in Theatre for Youth. She earned her BA in Theatre, French, and K-12 Education from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.
The Director of Not A Test, Deepmala Tiwari, states, “It has continuously been a joy to work with these creative and collaborative young women.” Deepmala Tiwari is excited to ask the question, what good are standardized tests when everyone is uniquely different? Chad Parsons, who is directing Outside, states, “As a relatively new Theatre for Young People artist entering the field, I noticed a lack of representation of the LGBTQ+ Community. That is why Outside is so important. It is more than just a show about a middle school student struggling with his sexual identity, it’s about all of us and the important message that every generation should accept themselves and others as they are.” Both Chad and Deepmala are students in the MFA program with a focus in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA).
Tickets are available at the UNCG Theatre Box Office by phone at 336-334-4392 or in person at 406 Tate Street, Greensboro. Tickets are also available one hour before the show at the Sprinkle Theatre Box Office (402 Tate St., Brown Building). To purchase tickets online please visit www.triadstage.org/tickets. The UNCG Theatre Box Office hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting at UNCG is a program dedicated solely to the development of the advanced actor pursuing a career in professional and/or academic theatre and is designed to develop the individual’s artistry and to provide advanced specialized training in theatre, film, and television. The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth is a terminal degree program designed to educate theatre artists for leadership roles within the growing field of theatre with and for youth. The MFA in Design is a terminal degree structured to develop the artistry of those seeking specialized training and intending to pursue professional careers.
About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged, and artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students’ dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 50 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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