Posts Tagged ‘Mike Wiley’

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Notable recent news and events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate faculty include the following; see the CDS undergraduate education Tumblr for more information and updates: + Kelly Alexander received a Duke University Council for European Studies Fellowship for 2016–2017 for her project “Of Truffles and Trash: The New Social Economy of Food Waste in Brussels, Belgium” + John Biewen released a “Story […]


March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

Notable recent news and upcoming events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education faculty includes: + Mike Wiley’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, originally produced by CDS and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC–Chapel Hill, had its professional debut in 2011 at UNC’s Playmakers Repertory under then-director Joseph […]


“Emmett and Trayvon” Podcast Features Documentary Theater Artist Mike Wiley

"Emmett and Trayvon" Podcast Features Documentary Theater Artist Mike Wiley

Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen produced a recent podcast, “Emmett and Trayvon,” featuring actor and playwright Mike Wiley. One of Wiley’s one-man plays, Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till, is about the black Chicago teenager who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Biewen tagged along as Wiley performed that play in Florida, not far […]


Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley’s “Blood Done Sign My Name”

Theatre Raleigh Presents Mike Wiley's "Blood Done Sign My Name"

Actor/playwright Mike Wiley’s acclaimed one-man documentary theater production Blood Done Sign My Name was adapted from Center for Documentary Studies instructor Tim Tyson’s award-winning book about a racial conflagration in his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina; Theatre Raleigh will present the play during a series of performances beginning May 28, 2014. Wiley was the Lehman Brady Professor at CDS during […]


Spring 2014: Three New Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

We are excited to announce three brand new undergraduate courses debuting this spring at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by CDS director Wesley Hogan, writer in residence Duncan Murrell, and visiting artist Mike Wiley, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. Learn more […]


Watch: “Professor Diablo’s True Revue II,” Wherein the Professor Examines Power

Watch: "Professor Diablo's True Revue II," Wherein the Professor Examines Power

So far, so great. Professor Diablo’s True Revue, a regular evening of documentary art and performance presented by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with The Hinge, has played to packed and enthusiastic (standing ovation) audiences in its first two shows at the Casbah. The next performance will be Tuesday, August 28, 8 p.m., […]


The Second Coming: “Professor Diablo’s True Revue II” at the Casbah, Tuesday, June 26

The Second Coming: "Professor Diablo's True Revue II" at the Casbah, Tuesday, June 26

The Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with The Hinge, is thrilled to present the second installment of Professor Diablo’s True Revue, an evening of art and performance at the Durham, North Carolina, club Casbah featuring writers, musicians, visual artists, and others who make extensive use of documentary fieldwork and research in the creation of their art. The inaugural performance […]


World Premiere of “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” October 26–November 13

World Premiere of "The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders" October 26–November 13

PlayMakers Repertory Company Center for Dramatic Art 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Wednesday, October 26—Sunday, November 13 Documentary theater at its best: The new play The Parchman Hour transforms the history of the 1961 Freedom Rides into lively firsthand experiences that ripple with the immediacy of the present moment. In 1961, a […]


“Civil Rights: Then and Now: A Conversation with Mike Wiley and Tim Tyson” on October 7 at the Hayti Heritage Center

"Civil Rights: Then and Now: A Conversation with Mike Wiley and Tim Tyson" on October 7 at the Hayti Heritage Center

Friday, October 7, 6 p.m. (reception), 6:30 p.m. (conversation) Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina In conjunction with the PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of his play The Parchman Hour, acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley will talk with award-winning author and historian Tim Tyson about the legacies of the Civil Rights […]


“Freedom Riders” Film Screening October 20 in Chapel Hill

"Freedom Riders" Film Screening October 20 in Chapel Hill

The documentary Freedom Riders, recent winner of three Emmy Awards, is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains […]


“The Parchman Hour” Play Presented at the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2011

"The Parchman Hour" Play Presented at the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2011

The Parchman Hour brings to the stage powerful oral histories and conversations from the Freedom Rides’ most iconic protagonists and antagonists alike. Based on interviews, newspaper accounts, documentary imagery, and other primary sources, The Parchman Hour is the outgrowth of a yearlong residency by actor and playwright Mike Wiley, a visiting professor at the Center for […]


Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

Student Actors to Tour Mississippi with The Parchman Hour on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides

A busload of student actors, a noted playwright/actor, a civil rights historian, and several documentarians will be traveling to Mississippi over Spring Break (March 6-11) to present The Parchman Hour, an original play featuring the songs and stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders. For the ’61 Freedom Rides, a group of mostly young people, black […]


“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

“The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” at Kenan Theatre December 2-6

THE PARCHMAN HOUR The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders December 2-6, 2010 / Kenan Theatre, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A Mike Wiley Production Presented by the UNC Department of Dramatic Arts and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University In 1961, a group of mostly young people came […]


Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Fall Course with Lehman Brady Professor Mike Wiley

Playwright and actor Mike Wiley, who has more than twelve years of credits in theater for young audiences and in film, television, and regional theater, is the Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill in spring and fall 2010. The Center for Documentary Studies coordinates the Lehman […]


“North Carolina Now” Features “Blood Done Sign My Name”

"North Carolina Now" Features "Blood Done Sign My Name"

UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Live” feature Mike Wiley’s interpretation of Blood Done Sign My Name from his performance at the Temple Theater in Sanford, N.C., earlier this month. This story also features author Tim Tyson and gospel singer Mary D. Williams, who, like Mike Wiley, are teaching classes this semester at CDS. watch the video of […]