UNC Greensboro Drama School is pleased to present Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka for broadcast on demand from April 29 to May 1. Imagine a world of ash gray, hot pink, cyan and yellow green. Imagine a world of mythology and realism, hypocrisy and socio-economic turmoil – temptation and rage, lust and heartache. Iizuka Polaroid Stories takes place on the outskirts of a city, a large central playground for merchants and desperados, runaways and stubborn (not established) teenagers in search of camaraderie. Reflecting the lives of young people engaged in rebelling against the fringes of society, this haunting tale envelops the audience in a world of chaos and social devastation. Polaroid Stories offers an abstract view of unidentified psyches, disruption and deception.
Guest director Donna Bradby, professor at North Carolina A&T, offers an innovative approach to intimate theater with social distancing restrictions. Bradby says, “I am honored to work so closely with a diverse creative team of young artists and innovative creative students. Ranging from first year undergraduates to senior MFAs, their talent is evident. stimulating production and will challenge all my skills as a director. My goal is to honor the playwright by telling this powerful story about the human condition. Establish a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the play and the heart and soul. The soul of these characters will create a sense of connectedness between the actors and the chemistry in the space. Character development, research and analysis, and design elements that all work in concert with the show’s vision. will hopefully create a profound experience for the audience. “
Tickets for streaming on demand are available online at www.uncgtheatre.com, by phone (336.334.4392), or in person at the UNCG Theater box office located at 406 Tate Street., Greensboro, NC 27412. The hours of operation at the UNCG Theater box office are Monday through Friday from 1:00 am -5: 00 h.
About the UNC Greensboro School of Theater
The UNC Greensboro School of Drama educates and trains students as professional performers in a wide range of theatrical specialties. Our programs include technical production, design, theater education, performance, youth theater and directing. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theater artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. With the help of the National Theater Honors Brotherhood, Alpha Psi Omega, students develop their experiences of service inside and outside our community. The Theater School is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged and artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers and teachers. Our mission is to strengthen our students’ goals, enhance their talents, lead them to success, and help them turn passion into a goal on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of fifty doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its graduate research activities and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of three institutions in the original UNC system, UNC Greensboro is one of the state’s most diverse universities with over 20,000 students and over 2,800 faculty and staff representing over of 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I sports teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in more than 125 fields of study, in addition to 74 master’s programs and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in visual and performance. arts, health and wellness, nursing, education and more. For more information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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