8/18/2015 2:27am

UNC summer reading book spurs conversation

Incoming freshmen ushered in the new school year yesterday afternoon as they met with fellow students, faculty and staff to discuss this year’s summer reading selection, “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, who visited UNC’s campus to discuss his book with students at Memorial Hall.

2/17/2015 11:23pm

Andrew Aghapour, a Ph.D. student and stand-up writing workshop teacher, performs at N.C. Comedy Arts Festival on Feb. 5. Courtesy of Ryan Kelly Coil. 

Residents treasure local improv comedy classes at DSI Comedy Theater

DSI Comedy Theater regularly hosts comedy shows featuring improvisation, stand-up and scenes based on the lives of well-known local figures like Gary Crunkleton of The Crunkleton bar. Behind the scenes, DSI comedians and staff train new comics in six-week classes focused on improvisation, sketch comedy or stand-up writing.

12/1/2014 12:17am

Courtesy of Jenny Graham.

Q&A with PlayMakers’ director Joseph Haj

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s productions of “Into the Woods” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” have been in rotating repertory since Nov. 1. PlayMakers added an additional performance to “Into the Woods” by popular demand.