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In 2007, Winthrop University's College of Visual and Performing Arts produced the first Create Carolina, an arts festival collaboration between the university and Charles Randolph Wright, acclaimed writer, director and producer of theatre, film and television and past recipient of the Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts.

In 2008 Create Carolina expanded to offer a dance component. That same year, the festival offered the world-premiere of Victoria and Frederick for President by Johnathan L. Davidson. Other visiting artists included Pearl Fryar, Cameron Pearce, Terry Roueche, David Rambo, Paul Whitty, and Martin Radar.

The Create Carolina Festival is a three-week multi-disciplinary intensive arts experience bringing together artists from around the country and offering the community an array of performance experiences and training opportunities. The festival will present main stage productions from both established and emerging artists. In addition there will be a university three credit hour course, performance opportunities, lectures, and master classes. This creative catalog of activities will provide Winthrop students and the community a variety of hands-on cultural events for their participation.

 

 

 

LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Winthrop University and its College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is pleased to present Create Carolina: A Southern Fried Arts and Film Festival. The festival is open to all university students and educators in the Carolina region.

Create Carolina is committed to the collaboration between students, faculty, emerging artist and industry professional. This interaction is central to our mission of not only creating a major arts festival in the Carolinas but by providing an opportunity for students and artists to gain the skills needed to succeed in the professional world.

The Create Carolina Festival is a unique, three-week multidisciplinary arts experience bringing together artists from around the country and offering students and the community an array of performance experiences and training opportunities. Festival themes have included war and its social implications and art and the political process. Main stage productions, film screenings and staged readings from both established and emerging artists are presented. Additionally, a university three credit hour course, performing opportunities, lectures, and master workshops are offered. This creative catalog of activities provides students and the community with a first-hand opportunity to experience the arts at their best. Guest artists have included Charles Randolph-Wright, Polly Adkins, Jonathan L. Davidson, Chandler Parker, Pearly Fryar, Tod Williams and many more exciting artists.

Amanda Woolwine
Director, Office of Special Projects
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Winthrop University
                                                                                

 

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