New Kids are on the block, but new works are on the way — the New Works Project will be showcasing the first fruits of their labor Friday at 7:30 p.m. The event is being held at the UNC Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art in Room 102.
The New Works Project is a group aiming to unite student artistic efforts across all disciplines. This Friday will be the first real performance the group is hosting.
Adam Swez, an artistic director for the group, said it was formed to fill an unmet need on UNC’s campus.
“There isn’t a space on campus for student writers to have their work developed like in the professional world,” Swez said. “We want to create this process not just for young writers but also for young actors and directors with the theater, a process not currently reflected on campus.”
The performance Friday will feature works by two student writers — a poem by Jonah Howell and a play by Alaina Bainbridge.