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UNCW Storytellers


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UNCW Storytellers


 
 

Entertaining, Educating, and Inspiring…

A Product of the UNCW Communication Studies Department

The UNCW Storytellers and Hawk Tale Players transform literary stories and biographical interviews into interactive one-person shows between 5-8 minutes to promote literacy, appreciation for diverse experiences, and a love of live theatre.  The UNCW Storytellers tour during the Fall and the Hawk Tale Players tour in the Spring. Performances consist of a series of tellers performing, are usually 60 minutes or less, and can begin between 12:30-2:00 on Wednesdays.

We also provide screenings and discussion of performance ethnographic films centered on resisting stigma associated with disability and aging derived from Director Dr. Scott's research for adolescent and adult audiences.  

Contact us to schedule a show at scottj@uncw.edu

Find out more about Communication Studies at UNCW at http://uncw.edu/com/

 

 
 
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Hawk Tale Players


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Hawk Tale Players


The Hawk Tale Players began in Spring of 2013. These performers transform personal interviews into interactive one-person show to promote the importance of listening and value the experiences of others as well as a love for the art of storytelling and the stage.

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JUST US: PERFORMANCE TROUPE


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JUST US: PERFORMANCE TROUPE


JUST US: PERFORMANCE TROUPE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE is Communication Studies newest addition to UNCW Storytelling performance troupes. Just Us is an autobiographical, interactive, theatrical production through which students gives voice to their experiences with social injustice. The first show premiered Tuesday April 5th at 7:00 in Leutze 125 on the UNCW Campus and at 7:00 and on April 19th at Old Books on Front Street at 249 N. Front St in Downtown Wilmington.  We are excited to have a new show coming to both locations in Spring 2017

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What we're about


UNCW STORYTELLING encompasses twoperformance troupes (THE UNCW STORYTELLLERS AND HAWK TALE PLAYERS) that perform for the local children in order to foster a love of stories, reading, theatre, and the diversity of human experience.

Our third Troupe: Just US: A Performance Troupe for Social Justice performs one show a year written, and staged by students surrounding their personal experiences witnessing social injustice. Each performance is open to the public and includes a talk-back session afterwards focusing on the audience's responses to the topics presented.

We also produce PERFORMANCE ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS based out of research of Director Dr. Julie-Ann Scott's work. Dr. Scott works with Dr. Bill Bolduc, Mr. Trimble, and our video production students to produce accessible films that foster dialogue surrounding cultural inclusion and embracing of difference.

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What we're about


UNCW STORYTELLING encompasses twoperformance troupes (THE UNCW STORYTELLLERS AND HAWK TALE PLAYERS) that perform for the local children in order to foster a love of stories, reading, theatre, and the diversity of human experience.

Our third Troupe: Just US: A Performance Troupe for Social Justice performs one show a year written, and staged by students surrounding their personal experiences witnessing social injustice. Each performance is open to the public and includes a talk-back session afterwards focusing on the audience's responses to the topics presented.

We also produce PERFORMANCE ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS based out of research of Director Dr. Julie-Ann Scott's work. Dr. Scott works with Dr. Bill Bolduc, Mr. Trimble, and our video production students to produce accessible films that foster dialogue surrounding cultural inclusion and embracing of difference.

The UNCW Storytellers are available to transform children's literature into one-person shows at Elementary Schools on Wednesdays between the hours of 12:30-2:30. Individual Storytellers can also perform in private bookings at different locations and hours. 

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About our Director


Dr. Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Performance Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She took over the UNCW Storytellers in 2010 and then developed the Hawk Tale Players two years later. In Spring 2016 she formed Just Us: A Performance Troupe for Social Justice. All members of the Performance Troupes are enrolled in storytelling and performance courses in the Communication Studies Department for credit during the semester they perform.

Julie-Ann's research focuses on personal narratives as performance with an emphasis on stigmatized identity and embodiments. Performance Ethnographic films created in conjunction with UNCW Storytelling are created from her interview transcripts.

Her love of children's storytelling is enhanced by her own little boys who love reading and her wonderful husband Evan who is a physicist with a deep appreciation for the arts. She is so thankful for their love and support. 

 

Contact Julie-Ann at scottj@uncw.edu

http://uncw.edu/com/about/scott.html

 

 

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About our Director


Dr. Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Performance Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She took over the UNCW Storytellers in 2010 and then developed the Hawk Tale Players two years later. In Spring 2016 she formed Just Us: A Performance Troupe for Social Justice. All members of the Performance Troupes are enrolled in storytelling and performance courses in the Communication Studies Department for credit during the semester they perform.

Julie-Ann's research focuses on personal narratives as performance with an emphasis on stigmatized identity and embodiments. Performance Ethnographic films created in conjunction with UNCW Storytelling are created from her interview transcripts.

Her love of children's storytelling is enhanced by her own little boys who love reading and her wonderful husband Evan who is a physicist with a deep appreciation for the arts. She is so thankful for their love and support. 

 

Contact Julie-Ann at scottj@uncw.edu

http://uncw.edu/com/about/scott.html

 

 

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Acknowledgements


UNCW Storytelling would not be possible without our wonderful audiences and the teachers and administrators that help coordinate our visits.

 We also would like to thank: 

E-Teal Applied Learning Initiative for Making the Launch of this website possible.

Dr. Rick Olsen for his support in expanding storytelling and performance studies within the Communication Studies curriculum

Dr. Bill Bolduc, Trahern MacLean, and the Communication Studies video production students who help generate content for our website. 

Dr. Jeanne Persuit and the Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication students who take us on as clients to help define our brand and audiences as we explore broadening our mission.

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Acknowledgements


UNCW Storytelling would not be possible without our wonderful audiences and the teachers and administrators that help coordinate our visits.

 We also would like to thank: 

E-Teal Applied Learning Initiative for Making the Launch of this website possible.

Dr. Rick Olsen for his support in expanding storytelling and performance studies within the Communication Studies curriculum

Dr. Bill Bolduc, Trahern MacLean, and the Communication Studies video production students who help generate content for our website. 

Dr. Jeanne Persuit and the Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication students who take us on as clients to help define our brand and audiences as we explore broadening our mission.