Aliza Diggs-Bailey

Aliza‘ Diggs-Bailey has been named director of Institutional Giving for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Diggs-Bailey joins arts council

Aliza Diggs-Bailey has been named director of Institutional Giving for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. She brings to the position a background in corporate and non-profit marketing and community engagement.

Diggs-Bailey will be a member of the development team and have major duties in the Arts Council’s annual Community Fund for the Arts campaign. Although her primary focus will be on institutional fundraising through workplace campaigns and engagement with corporate, municipal and foundation donors, Diggs-Bailey will spearhead initiatives to expand the Arts Council’s donor base.

Diggs-Bailey is a former executive director of the Delta Arts Center and a director of Merchandising and Design for Hanesbrands. She has a degree from N.C. State University in textiles and apparel design and management. Most recently, she has worked for business, government and non-profit entities as a program developer, marketer and event director.

Brunstetter collection

to premiere

A collection short plays and monologues by Beka Brunstetter, a Winston-Salem native, will have its premiere in Asheville this month.

“How to be a Human, or at least Try: A Collection of Short Plays and Monologues by Bekah Brunstetter” will be at 7:30 p.m. June 19-22 and 2 p.m. June 23 at N.C. Stage, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville.

Brunstetter is a critically acclaimed playwright (“The Cake,” “The Notebook”), Emmy-nominated television writer (“This is Us”), and Oprah-approved screenplay author (“The Secret”).

“How to be a Human, or at least Try” is produced by Erin McCarson and Josephine Thomas. It will include both published and unpublished short plays and monologues. The project weaves the themes of love, kindness, loneliness and hurt that drive the desire for connection.

The production is being crowdfunded by local donors and business sponsors. For information, email Howtobea HumanoratleastTry@gmail.com.

For show times and tickets, visit www.NCStage.org or call 828-239-0263.

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Lynn Felder

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