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UNCSA STAGES TONY AND PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING EPIC,
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

PERFORMANCE RUNS OCT. 26 THROUGH NOV. 4 
IN THE THRUST THEATRE, PERFORMANCE PLACE


WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) presents Tracy Letts' epic drama August: Osage County Oct. 26-28 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4.  

The production will be directed by UNCSA School of Drama faculty Matt Bulluck, distinguished teacher of acting, who has served on the faculty since 1997. The cast will feature members of Studio IV, the senior class in the School of Drama.

August: Osage County is a tragicomic, “Southern-fried” account of a dysfunctional family whose patriarch goes missing, creating an impromptu family reunion that brings out hidden loneliness and pain across three generations. The themes explored are as dark, multilayered and deeply rooted as the American cultural landscape. Due to the graphic nature of the subject matter, the performance is suitable for mature audiences.

August: Osage County debuted in 2007, and was immediately heralded as one of the greatest plays of our time. It received five Tony Awards, including Best Play, as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Drama League Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008.

According to director Matt Bulluck, “For me, August: Osage County is the greatest play written in this century. Like The Glass Menagerie, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? before it, this expert drama delves into the secrets of an American family with the unflinching eye of a poet, and leaves us examining age and time and the family that we call our own.”

The play runs Oct. 26-27 & Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 & Nov. 3-4 at 1:30 p.m. in UNCSA’s Thrust Theatre, Performance Place on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

NOTE: TIME CHANGES FOR THIS PLAY ONLY. ALL OTHER PLAYS REMAIN AT 8 P.M. and 2 P.M.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors/students. Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNCSA 2012-2013 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.

Matt Bulluck

Matt Bulluck is an award-winning director, actor, playwright, teacher, and arts administrator who has worked for some of the nation’s preeminent arts institutions.  He worked on Broadway as the assistant director for the Tony-Award winning “The Robber Bridegroom” and the musical of the Decameron “Boccaccio.”  He also served in the same capacity in numerous productions for John Houseman’s The Acting Company; Beverly Sills’ New York City Opera; the San Francisco Opera; the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles; and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

 

Ryan Pater as "Bill" and Mia Vallet  as"Jean" in UNC School of the Arts
production of August: Osage County

 

 

 


In New York he was a resident director for the Direct Theatre and also directed for the Players Theatre; the Cubiculo; Carnegie Recital Hall; and the Juilliard School.  Regionally he has staged productions at the Pilot Theatre in Los Angeles; Theatre in the Park in Raleigh; Thalian Hall in Wilmington; and Festival Park in Manteo.  He also acted in New York with the Lincoln Center Touring Ensemble and the LaMama Experimental Theatre Company.

A produced playwright awarded the North Carolina Arts Council’s Playwrights Fellowship, his plays have been developed by the Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland; the North Carolina Playwrights Center; and in New York by HERE and the Hudson Guild Theatre.  He has also served as the Literary Manager for Playmakers Repertory Company; Membership Manager for the Brooklyn Museum; and Press Officer for the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

He has taught and guest directed for the Juilliard School; the Chautauqua Institute; the New York State Summer School of the Arts; and the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts.  On the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts since 1997, he won an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004.  He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Drama Division of the Juilliard School.      

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. World-renowned conductor and educator John Mauceri became Chancellor of UNCSA in 2006. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

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 CALENDAR LISTING

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts 

UNC School of the Arts: 1533 South Main Street, Winston Salem NC 
10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/31, 11/1 additional dates thru 11/4 

Directed by Matt Bulluck/Studio 4 The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning epic account of a family whose patriarch goes missing, creating an impromptu family reunion that brings out hidden loneliness and pain across three generations. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY Oct. 26-27 & Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 8:00 p.m. Oct. 28 & Nov. 3-4 at 2:00 p.m. Thrust Theatre, Performance Place $15 adults / $13 students and seniors 

More Info: http://www.uncsaevents.com/events_detail.php?g=39a0afff8ab3
Phone: (336) 721-1945
Email: boxoffice@uncsa.edu
Web: www.uncsa.edu/performances/

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