Britton Alexander


Ben Boecker, a senior music and drama double major, won the Selden award for his play, "Spellbound!" The play is about a witch who falls in love with a mortal against the rules of the witch community. 

The Selden award is awarded to a one-act play that hasn't been produced to a senior. The award is a cash prize.

"My advisors like the idea of using this play for middle and high school productions. I need to research more about it. I may expand it into a two-act musical and take it to New York when I move there in the Fall," says Boecker.

Q&A with Ben Boecker

The department of dramatic art announced Tuesday that the script for senior Ben Boecker’s one-act musical, “Spellbound!”, won the Sam Selden Prize for Playwriting.

Uni mall, scrapel hill winner

Art walk highlighted by Scrapel Hill awards

Usually, 2ndFriday Artwalks serve as a night for local galleries to put new works on display. But this Friday featured something more unusual: the wrapping-up of the 3rd Annual Scrapel Hill art exhibit — a “green” initiative dedicated to art made from recycled materials.

	Scott Huler, the 2011 Piedmont Laureate, holds one of the new bus 
placards he hopes will get people thinking about about various issues.

Piedmont Laureate’s words to grace Triangle-area buses

Bus passengers might soon find themselves asking questions they wouldn’t normally ask. Today, Capital Area Transit is debuting a series of placards sponsored by members of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Orange County Arts Commission, as well as Scott Huler, the 2011 Piedmont Laureate.