Month: September 2017

From Stage to Classroom

Samuel Ray Gates, the newest faculty hire in the drama department, came to the acting game a little later than most. In high school, he was a jock, not a theater kid. He went on to Hampton University in Virginia to get a degree in finance and didn’t see a single play while he was there.

Turbine Power!

Students work to create their own wind turbines as part of the Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program. Photo by Lars Sahl.

The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, a free, week-long summer institute for twenty high school students, visited UNC in August. As part of the program, students were challenged to create their own wind turbines in order to learn about efficient wind energy.

UNC alumni reunite for PlayMakers’ ‘The Cake’

Christine Mirzayan as Macy, Julia Gibson as Della and Jenny Latimer as Jen in Playmakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Cake.” Photo by HuthPhoto.

Former classmates Bekah Brunstetter and Jeffrey Meanza reunite to bring Brunstetter’s newest work, “The Cake,” to life through the PlayMakers Repertory Company. Brunstetter graduated from UNC in 2004 with a degree in theater, and Meanza returns to direct the play.