NV/NV Theater Arts: Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers… NV/NV Purlie Victorious Arts in Education Production held at Rochelle Middle School NV/NV PHILOSOPHY We believe that in the sharing of our art, we create a better person, a better community and a more humane society. Our Mission NV/NV • To foster collaboration between professional and semiprofessional artists and other individuals to produce quality cultural events for our community. • To provide community access to performance and educational opportunities in theater-related crafts and technology. • To promote the importance of computer technology awareness in terms of the arts as well as training and accessibility to help bridge the digital divide within our community at large. • To reflect the cultural diversity of the area and serve underserved populations. • To entertain and enrich lives for a better community. 1991 Director of Development To foster collaboration between professional and semi-professional artists and other individuals to produce quality cultural events for our community. NV/NV We Need Love • NV/NV To reflect the cultural diversity of the area and serve under-served populations. To provide community access to performance and educational opportunities in theater-related crafts and technology NV/NV Background Info In 1993, Ronn Shedrick founded New Voices/New Visions, in Kinston, North Carolina where he held his first summer children theatre camp with productions of Ossie Davis' "Purlie Victorious". Since then, he has produced and/or directed plays ranging from "Five on the Black Hand Side", "A Raisin In The Sun" to "Driving Miss Daisy.“ NV/NV PAST SUPPORT GRANT FUNDING CORPORATE SUPPORT PRODUCTION Felix Harvey Foundation Piggly Wiggly Five On The Black Hand Side North Carolina Arts Council Wachovia Bank Purlie Victorious Kinston Arts Council Branch Bank & Trust Kinston Housing Authority H.E. Beech, Realty We Need Love Kinston Free Press Driving Miss Daisy Award Artistic Merit National Endowment of the Arts COMMUNITY SUPPORT Former Major Buddy Rich Former Mayor Johnnie Mosley Former Director of Cultural Affairs Yale University Kim Goff-Crews A Raisin In The Sun Other Programing Historical Celebration of Gospel Music NV/NV AWARD Artistic Merit Under Ronn’s artistic direction, NV/NV has received awards of artistic merit from the National Endowment for the Arts through the North Carolina Arts Council. NV/NV A body of work: Artistic Producer T.V. Credits • • • • • • 227 Tour of Duty NYPD Law and Order Another World New Jack City (bit part) Stage Credits Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre NYC If They Come Back, Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles Driving Miss Daisy, Joslyn Players, Pasadena, CA Professional collaboration includes work or association with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Isaiah Washington, Avery Brooks, Esther Rolle, Beah Richards, Yolanda King, George C. Wolfe, Oprah Winfrey, Dorian Harewood, Pat Boone, Telly Savalas and the cast of Married With Children. Joslyn Players 2002/2003 Season NV/NV From the Writer of “Cooley High” NV/NV Manhattan Sunrise on location Brooklyn, NY Stage Craft & Design NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS • Thanks for your support!