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  • January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
  • February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include:  DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event

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William Peace University Names Amy White Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre

By William Peace University on August 8, 2014 7:06 pm

William Peace University Names Amy White
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Former Actress and Off-Broadway
Professional With 10 Years Industry Experience

RALEIGH, N.C., August 8, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Amy White as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre. In her new roles, White will teach Musical Theatre and Theatre classes, particularly in the realms of acting and dance. Additionally, she is providing private voice and piano lessons, and directing this year’s upcoming student performance The Importance of Being Earnest.

Prior to WPU, White worked in the theatre industry for a decade, having worked as a professional actress based in New York City, off-Broadway, and on touring companies playing such roles as Sharpay in High School Musical, Bianca in Taming of the Shrew, and the title role in Cinderella. Off stage, she has acted as a director, voice coach and choreographer for numerous productions across the East Coast. In 2010, White helped found an ensemble-based theatre company in NYC called the madCAP collective. She has also dedicated many summers directing and choreographing for the Apollo Civic Theatre’s Youth Summer Workshop.

White holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, along with a MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Theatre faculty at William Peace University,” White said. “There truly seems to be a deep respect for developed artistry, hard work, and creativity among the students, faculty and staff. I believe WPU has great potential to create a symbiotic relationship with Raleigh community through the arts and I look forward to helping cultivate this collaboration. It is a great honor and joy to be a part of this rapidly growing program.”

“We are ecstatic to welcome Amy to WPU,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “She brings a great deal of knowledge and industry experience to our institution, and will surely have an impact on students in the BFA Program.”

“I’m really happy that the University is bringing in someone who has real-world and industry experience,” said Luis Beltran, William Peace University ’16. “I can’t wait to pick her [Ms. White’s] brain about acting in New York City and things like that.”

For more information on the William Peace University BFA Program, click here.

For details on WPU Arts and Events, click here.

 

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