NC Arts Council Awards Grant to ChathamArts to host EbZb Residency at Margaret Pollard Middle School
Chatham County, NC – The NC Arts Council has awarded a grant to Chatham County Arts Council to bring an Arts-In-Education residency with EbzB Productions (www.ebzb.org) to M. B. Pollard Middle School.
Artists from EbzB Productions will help MB Pollard 8th graders create a dramatic stage production from oral histories conducted with Chatham County residents. The production will focus on the topic of diversity. Artists will visit the school to guide students in playwriting, staging, publicizing, and documenting the production process. 8th grade students of teachers Elizabeth Carriel, Michelle Rotante, and Mary Clayton Liles will be involved in creating and performing the play. The project will culminate in a public performance for students and the community.
ChathamArts and EbZb Productions brought the same residency to Chatham Central High School during Spring, 2011. “I’ve never seen my students so engaged in any of our projects before,” said English teacher, Emily Boyle.
Students from Margaret Pollard are documenting the residency process via a blog at http://takeastandmbpollard.blogspot.com/.