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2020 Family Reunion: "Business As UNusual"

November 09, 2020 1:30 PM to November 10, 2020 5:00 PM
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Registration Deadline: November 09, 2020
12:00 PM

This event will be held on Zoom; links will be emailed to registrants by Nov. 6.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1:30-5:30pm

1:30-1:45pm Welcome 

Panel: "Ask an Agent"

Ron DeStefano, EPIC Arts Management
Barbara Meyer, Admire Entertainment
Theresa Vibberts, CAMI Music


Breakouts Round 1

Livestreaming - Allyson Urban & Jack Forman, BiCoastal Productions
Live Indoor Events - Adam Twiss, Paramount Theatre Goldsboro
Pitching During a Pandemic: New Approaches - Jennifer Morris, Siegel Artist Management

Programming for Young Audiences - Noel James, Carolina Theatre of Durham & Sarah McCarthy, Dandelion Artists

3:15-3:45pm Break

Success Stories

The Clayton Center


Panel: "Ask an Artist"

Yolanda Rabun
Serena Ebhardt & David zum Brunnen, EBZB Productions
Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz-Lopez, Violet Bell

4:30-5:15pm Getting to Know You Networking Breakouts

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1:30-5:00pm

1:30-1:45pm Welcome

Anti-racism in the Arts panel

Moderator: Fidias Reyes, Director of Arts Engagement, UNCW
Speakers: Lettie Shumate, Mike Wiley, Mike Williams

2:45-3:00pm Break

Breakouts Round 2

Livestreaming - Joshua Lozoff, Life is Magic & Scotty Henley, The Clayton Center
Outdoor/Drive-In/Alternative Events - Zachary Pluer, The Wilson Center & Jared McEntire, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
Bringing Home the Bacon - Bunny Nash, Cabarrus Arts Council & Mike Green, Mike Green & Associates
Creative Collaborations - Shana Tucker, ChamberSoul Media

4:00-4:15pm Break

Success Stories

Black Box Dance Theatre


Panel: "Ask a Presenter"

Brigette Pfister, UNCG College of Visual & Performing Arts
Richard Sceiford, Carolina Civic Center
Ellen Jansen, Sumter Opera House

5:00-5:15pm Wrap-up


Anti-Racism in the Arts
We acknowledge that racism and inequity exist in the arts and that we must collectively work to change mindsets, policies, and systems. Based on their experience, panelists will discuss what they have observed that has worked well and what has been less effective; then we’ll talk about what anti-racism looks like in different communities and how arts organizations can take those important first steps toward equity and justice.

Lettie Shumate

Lettie Shumate is a Black woman, historian, anti-racism educator, and racial justice advocate living near Wilmington, North Carolina. Not only is breaking down history one of Lettie’s passions, but leading anti-racism work, facilitating conversations in anti-racism workshops and programs, and continuing to inform others about the larger issues that must be confronted to dismantle white supremacy culture in America, all encompass her purpose. Her podcast, ”Sincerely, Lettie” dives deep into true history, anti-racism, racial justice, and more. Breaking down history to connect the past to today, and encompassing anti-racism work is Lettie’s passion and she doesn’t hold back when it comes to tough conversations.

Lettie’s professional resume includes a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a MA in History, and a MA in Conflict Management & Resolution, both from UNCW. Lettie serves on the Board of Directors for both DREAMS Center for Art Education and also the Bellamy Museum in Wilmington, NC, and is a co-facilitator for the New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project through the Equal Justice Initiative.

Mike Wiley

Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. In the early days of his career, Wiley found few theatrical resources to shine a light on key events and figures in African-American history. To bring these stories to life, he started his own production company.

Through his performances, Wiley has introduced countless students and communities to the legacies of Emmett Till, Henry “Box” Brown and more. His recent works include a one-man play based on Tim Tyson’s memoir Blood Done Sign My Name and The Parchman Hour, an ensemble production celebrating the bravery and determination of the Freedom Riders who risked their lives to desegregate Southern interstate bus travel in 1961.

Mike Wiley has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the 2010 and 2014 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to his numerous school and community performances, he has also appeared on Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and National Geographic Channel and has been featured in Our State magazine and on PBS’ North Carolina Now and WUNC’s The State of Things.

Mike Williams

North Carolina native Michael S. Williams fosters community engagement through his work as a consultant and through the Black On Black Project, an organization he founded that works with artists on exhibitions and events that unpack issues affecting the community. A graduate of North Carolina Central University, Williams spent 15 years in media at The News & Observer in roles centered on content creation and community building. He has curated more than 20 art exhibitions and programs related to equity in partnership with municipalities, local businesses and nonprofits. Williams has provided opportunities for critical conversations at scores of events and forums in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Raleigh and Wilmington.












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