Women’s Theatre Festival planned for July 12-14
The Women’s Theatre Festival will present fully produced mainstage productions, educational offerings, and 24 hours of staged readings through Occupy The Stage July 12-14 in venues throughout Raleigh.
The weekend-long festival will consist of three major parts:
- WTF Con: a gathering of performers, designers, directors, technicians, academics, theater administrators and other members of the theater community to learn, connect and fight the patriarchy.
- WTFringe: a series of bare bones productions that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
- Occupy The Stage: staged readings of plays by women from all of the U.S.
The weekend will feature a Mentor/Mentee Reception, allowing young artists to be paired with experienced mentors. In addition, it will offer a Critic-in-Training Program for high-school and college-aged writers to learn the art of writing theater reviews; participants in this program will be able to attend all shows during the weekend for free and create a portfolio of theater criticism.
For the full schedule, visit www.womenstheatrefestival.com or Facebook @WTFNC.
Novel by John Bumiller released by Dorrance
Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., has released “The Collection,” a novel by John Bumiller III, who lives in Winston-Salem.
The woman at the heart of this novel was a chameleon, a character trait she shared with her husband, Jim. They were a couple envied by others in public and celebrated together in private. It appeared effortless. With his wife gone, Jim has to cope with a life alone that he never expected.
Bumiller was raised in northern New Jersey. After graduating college in Ohio, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 20 years.
“The Collection,” a 158-page paperback, is $14 at www.bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com.
for juried exhibit
Theatre Art Galleries is seeking entries for its fourth annual juried art exhibit, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” Aug. 27-Oct. 4 at 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point. The deadline to enter is July 26.
The exhibit will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride. The opening reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Prizes will be awarded for First Place: $500, Second Place: $250, and Third Place: $100.
The art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. The entry procedure for submitting art work is at http://tagart.org/call-for-artists-2/ or 336-887-2137.
Reynolda names marketing director
Kaci Baez has been named to the newly created position of director of marketing and communications for Reynolda House and Reynolda Gardens.
Baez is responsible for all marketing and communications strategies and activities under the umbrella of a growing and dynamic Reynolda brand.
Baez comes to Reynolda from A Child’s World Learning Centers in Winston-Salem, where she served as marketing and communications director. Earlier in her career, Baez was an account executive at Mullen Lowe Communications in Winston-Salem, a communications and marketing manager at the Yale Center for British Art, and a communications coordinator for the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.
She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a concentration in business administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville and holds certifications in social media marketing and Hootsuite.