The School of the Arts knows that development is an essential tool for maintaining a cutting-edge faculty. Because the pandemic cancelled most activities, Director Jack Zerbe created the monthly School of the Arts Workshop. These are in-house remote learning opportunities designed to benefit both faculty and students. They are open to the general public as well. Check them out!
EPISODE ONE: Jack Zerbe with Nancy Giles
LISTEN HERE: A Changing Career, A Consistent Core
Nancy Giles has been a writer, improv comic, actress of stage, screen and TV, radio personality, voice over artist, podcaster, and for the past 18 years, an Emmy-winning commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. School of the Arts Director Jack Zerbe chats with his old friend about how she found the nerve to evolve and still managed to stay true to herself.
EPISODE TWO: Mark Gilbert with Megan Hildebrandt
LISTEN HERE: Intersections of Art and Health
UNO Artist Mark Gilbert, Professor of Studio Art and Medical Humanities, chats with old friend Megan Hildebrandt, a Texas artist who deliberately uses art of a form of engagement for students with an interest in medicine.
EPISODE THREE: Todd Robinson with Liz Kay
LISTEN HERE: Courage in Creative Writing
Todd Robinson, poet and professor of creative writing in UNO's School of the Arts, chats with multi-genre writer Liz Kay about her pushing the boundaries of propriety in explorations of the human dark side.
EPISODE FOUR: Peggy Jones with Denise Chapman
LISTEN HERE: More than Mentors: Sister-Friends
Peggy Jones is an award-winning playwright who, 15 years ago, added theatre to her long-time passion for the African Diaspora. In this episode, she reconnects with Denise Chapman, Producing Artistic Director of Theatre at The Union for Contemporary Art, and adjunct instructor as well as guest director for UNO Theatre. Listen to these good friends and mutual mentors explore the different sources for their artistic bravery in making theatre that confronts and transcends racism.