It’s been a while since my last post, but don’t be fooled! Just because I haven’t been blogging, doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working, scheming and dreaming. 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for donna scott productions. I’ll be ringing in the New Year with a whole list of “New” things that I’m excited to share.
- New Partners! As I’ve said before, I am a huge fan of MORE when it comes to creativity, so I am taking my own advice and adding more people to my team. Tonya Bludsworth and Glynnis O’Donoghue are joining me as co-producers for the coming season. Tonya Bludsworth originally hired me as an actor for her first production of Carrie Ann Kiss and we became fast friends and partners on many other projects ever after. I had admired Glynnis’ acting when I saw her in a show years ago and then I saw a piece of her writing on stage. I knew I had to meet her and encourage her to keep writing, and we became fast friends and I realized she had many talents, including a fab producer brain! I feel so lucky to have them both officially on board. You can find out more about them on our Creative Team Page.
But why stop at taking on individual partners? Why not partner with an ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD? That’s right. This season, donna scott productions will be partnering with Historic South End to bring theatre to that part of Charlotte. If you’ve never been to South End, you are missing out on some amazing food, craft beer, shopping and visual arts. More on what we’ll be up to specifically later on in the post!
- New Logo! To reflect our expanded team and mission, I asked the talented Anthony Proctor to update the donna scott productions logo, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result (see below). Those red ladies look ready to take on the world!
- New Projects! So I’ve got a fabtastic team and fresh looking logo – how am I going to put them to work? I’m so glad you asked! In early 2015, donna scott productions will present a staged reading of critically acclaimed Carrie Ann’s Kiss by Tonya Bludsworth (playwright and producer – I told you she was good!) and a full production/ run of the historical comedy Shiloh Rules by Doris Baizley. For more information about these projects, check out our News/Press page!
Lastly (but not least!), I’m thrilled to announce that donna scott productions was awarded a Cultural Project Grant and a Special Project Grant by the Arts and Science Council. These upcoming projects were made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
(Check them out at http://www.artsandscience.org)
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