19-20 Season

Theatrical Translation as Creative Practice: 

A Conference Festival II

Dates

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 

7:30 pm
Friday, October 11th, 2019

7:30 pm

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

7:30 pm

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

1:30 pm

Location

 

Center for Dramatic Art, 101

*Admission free at the door*

The Process Series inaugurates its 12th season, Crossing Boundaries, with readings of four new plays in translation from Austria, South Korea, Mexico and Italy. Partnering with Department of Dramatic Art and the Mecurian (a journal of new play translations edited by Professor Adam Versényi), we are presenting these translations of contemporary plays as a way of exploring the work of translation as a creative process. The four play readings are presented as a highlight of a four-day conference on international theatrical translations.

All readings will take place in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Arts, studio 101. They are free and open to the public.

As One – Panel Discussion / Open Rehearsal

Dates

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

7:30 pm

Location

 

Person Hall

*Admission free at the door*

Directed by Tracy Bersley with Music by Laura Kaminsky

Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed

 

Join members of the cast, including voice professor Marc Callahan, for an open workshop of the chamber opera As One. There is Hannah before, and there is Hannah after. In As One, two voices share the part of a sole transgender protagonist, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years.

 

The full production of As One will be coming to Current Artspace at Carolina Performing Arts in February. To find out more about that performance, visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org

Dates

Friday, November 8th, 2019

7:30 pm

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

7:30 pm

Location

 

Center for Dramatic Art, 101

*Admission free at the door*

Critical Distance

Written by Cristina Luzárraga

This new play is a dark comedy that pits two women from different backgrounds against each other. Inez, a white/Latina art history graduate student meets her match when she encounters Felicia, a black security guard at the Guggenheim Museum who calls it like she sees it.

19th Amendment Project

Dates:

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

7:30 pm

Friday, February 28th, 2020

7:30 pm

Location:

CURRENT ArtSpace

123 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

*Admission free at the door.

*$5 donation for advanced tickets.

BOOK AT: 919-843-5666

In collaboration with Arts Everywhere and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. UNC faculty-artists from drama, dance, music, and visual arts create interdisciplinary performances centered around the 100th Anniversary of the 19thAmendment, exploring women in politics. Four projects were chosen by a selection committee to be presented in this shared program and will go on to launch a new faculty performance series in 2020-2021.

Check out The State of Things interview with Heather Tatreau and LaToya Lain:

https://www.wunc.org/post/reckoning-shortfalls-19th-amendment-through-spoken-word-song-and-movement

Atlas

Dates

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

3:30 pm

Friday, March 6th, 2020

7:30 pm

Location

Moeser Auditorium

*Admission free at the door*

By UNC students

A reimagining of Meredith Monk’s opera, Atlas. Music professor, Marc Callahan, guides his students to devise a new work inspired by Monk’s tonal landscape. Together with Tarish Pipkins and Susan Harbage Page, ATLAS uses story-telling, puppetry, and scene work to tell the story of a boy and his dog crossing the southern border into the United States.

The Game

Written by Dasan Ahanu

In this Hip-Hop musical, two men choose a quaint spot to meet for a game of chess each year. This year, the men have chosen Durham, NC as the place to play the game. The pieces are human lives, the board is a city on earth, and strategy is simple…don’t lose.

Dates

POSTPONED

Location

Swain, 104

*Admission free at the door.

*$5 donation for advanced tickets.

BOOK AT: 919-843-5666

Dates

Friday, April 24th, 2020

7:30 pm

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

7:30 pm

Location

Center for Dramatic, 101

*Admission free at the door*

The Wise Ones 

Written by Howard Craft

Promise Jones, an injured teenage runaway, stumbles into the campsite of three homeless men who take her in and nurse her back to health. Ultimately the men must decide whether to abandon Promise, turn her over to the police or protect her.

Dates

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

7:00 pm

Location

Virtual Performance 

https://zoom.us/j/95861904780

Survival, Economies, Music

The Process Series;  New Works in Development

Comm. 665 in is an arts-based inquiry into the ways in which performance and theatricality structure contemporary politics, culture, and everyday life, as well as the ways in which artists utilize performance as a mode of political engagement. Our Spring 2020 course was taught by Department of Communication Professors Renée Alexander Craft and Joseph Megel in collaboration with international musician, artist, and Andrew W. Mellon Creative Futures Fellow Toshi Reagon. This was the first course in a multi-year collaboration.

19th Amendment Project

The UNC Process Series supports new and innovative performances in process. This season, the

19th Amendment Project has been created to support the development of new work by UNC Faculty in the visual and performing arts.

*The deadline to submit proposals for this call is September 16th and decisions will be announced September 30th.

The Process Series

101 E. Cameron Avenue, Rm. 105

Chapel Hill, NC   27514

uncprocessseries@gmail.com  |  (919) 843-5666

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