The Chapel Hill Historical Society


The Carolina Playmakers

and the Federal Theatre Project

Presentation by Cecelia Moore, UNC Historian

Sunday, January 21, 2018 3:00-5:00 PM
Meeting Room B
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

The Carolina Playmakers is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company's founding. Join us to learn about one of the most interesting periods in its history.

During the Depression, how did the federal government help keep the arts alive and playwrights employed? UNC's own Frederick Koch and Paul Green had already begun a successful folk drama program. Their program became the model for the Federal Theatre Project, making live theatre relevant to local audiences.

Cecelia Moore is the University Historian and the Project Manager for the Chancellor's Task Force on University History. She has earned degrees in Theatre and Public History, and a PhD in History. She will discuss her new book, The Federal Theatre Project in the American South: The Carolina Playmakers and the Quest for American Drama.

Free and open to the public. Call the Chapel Hill Historical Society for information: 919-929-1793.