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Kenny Gamblin, center left, notched Best Film and Best Cinematography, Shane Nelson, center right, picked up the Best Editing award (with co-director Blake Turner), Beeka Regassa, far right, won Best Director, while Abby Smith and mom Amy Smith, left, were the Viewers Choice winners during the 2016 Statesboro Film Festival at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

'For Nepal' takes Best Film Documentary also wins Best Cinematography at 2016 Statesboro Film Festival A documentary Operations Manager MISS THE FESTIVAL? about Nepal's earthand Editor Jim quakes and their ➤ Go to statesborofilmfestival. Healy, who welaftermath in spring com to watch this year's entries! comed guests and 2015 took top honcompetitors Friday ors Friday night at evening. the 8th Annual Statesboro Film Local businessman DeWayne Grice Festival. served as emcee. Held in the Emma Kelly Theater "Who knows — maybe we will see and hosted by the Statesboro Herald your films one day on the big screen and the Averitt Center for the Arts, in a movie theater," Grice told comthe event was sponsored by Millhouse petitors before the films were shown. Steakhouse and Gailey Trophy. Thanks to new technology and equipment, this year, the films were The competition welcomes area filmmakers to submit short films to be shown in high definition for the first judged in categories such as Best Film, time, Healy said. Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Director and Viewer's Choice. And the winners are... The festival began in 2009, born of The short film "For Nepal" was an idea of Statesboro Herald videogchosen as Best Film. The documentarapher Matt Bankhead, who is a key ry shares "intimate accounts of indigpart in the production of the event, See FILM, page 4 said Statesboro Herald Chief

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Oh hey, I'm doing this acting thing again I always feel the need to be women (with the same love overtly transparent whenever letter, no less) in order to get I do anything with the Averitt at their husbands' money. Center for the Arts, just in case Their pranks basically amount someone calls shenanigans on to physical abuse and public the newspaper's entertainment shaming — which are hilarious editor being directly involved to watch and completely perwith a specific local venue. So, missible within the play, but just as a PSA, I'm letting you seem morally problematic when know that I'm performing this you step back for a second. It's weekend as Mistress Page in the Brittani Howell a little like the moral at the end Averitt Center's Merry Wives of of Roald Dahl's Matilda: If a Windsor. person is "bad," and you have the means I pounced on the audition for this and opportunity to punish them, why role because, as you know (since I not? Super problematic. Not okay in real mention it in literally almost every other column), I am a big ol' Shakespeare nerd. life. But for about two hours each night, I I had never seen or read this particular get to conveniently overlook my morals. play and didn't actually know what it The wonderful thing about theater was about. But once I landed the role is being able to wear a different skin for and started studying my lines, I found a little while, and give vent to the parts that — much like Gwendolen from of yourself that you don't often get to The Importance of Being Earnest, the indulge. I don't think I'm alone in thinking role I played in 2015 — Mistress Page up creative revenge plots for people who and I have a lot in common: Namely, a have offended/hurt me, but I know acting rampant sense of mischief. The trickster is one of my favorite on those impulses would be unkind recurring archetypes in literature. I'm — I have a serious guilt complex that always rooting for the Lokis, the Anansis, haunts me if I so much as speak sharply the Fred and George Weasleys of world to someone. Mistress Page has no such lit. I like to fancy myself a brilliant qualms, and being able to unleash a little prankster in my own right (in a highly righteous fury (in a not-so-righteous way) mistaken self-perception), but I have has been gloriously fun. So if you'd like to see some mildly never had the pleasure of playing one sadistic mischief and hijinks, come watch onstage. And then I met Mistress Page. In this show, Mistress Page and her The Merry Wives of Windsor. best friend, Mistress Ford, unleash their merciless mirth on a knight named Sir Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect John Falstaff, who has the incredibly Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, shoot a stupid idea of trying to seduce both message to!w

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enous Nepal people directly affected by the earthquakes of April and May 2015," Grice said in an introduction. The film was directed by Kenny Gamblin. "Thank you. It's amazing," Gamblin said as he accepted his award. "This film is ... multifaceted, has a lot of purposes and reasons behind it. Everything we do is for the glory of God. Everything we do is deeply Christian ... and the purpose of this film is to leverage connections to hand off to churches" and other charitable Christian organizations, he said. "For Nepal" also was given the award for Best Cinematography and was nominated in the categories of Best Editing and Best Director. The Best Editing award went to a film titled "P.Y.D.G." directed by Blake Turner. Grice introduced the film as a music video that "shows the struggle of two detectives as they try to take down a serial killer." A film titled "Celestial" was directed by Beeka Regassa, who was awarded Best Director. The film features members of a religious cult who commit suicide by drinking poison after being convinced by their leader that the afterlife is a better choice than life on Earth. "Celestial" also was nominated for Best Editing and Best Film. The film "One Idea — One Girl" was chosen by the public for the Viewers' Choice award. The film features the mother-daughter team of Amy and Abby Smith, who put together a series of short video clips screened at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School in Statesboro that encourage fellow students to strive to be better friends, help stop bullying and be "JPB Awesome." Abby, a fourth-grade student, came

up with the idea after watching a "Kid President" video and hopes the films "inspire other kids to follow their dreams and make a positive impact on the world," Grice said. Other nominees for Best Editing were "Winding Road," a music video set to a song of the same title by The Piano Band and directed by Shane Nelson; and "Into the Past," a historical documentary about Statesboro's history and its historical buildings, directed by Katherine Connor. Other nominees for Best Cinematography were "Handcrafted Discipline," a film about the struggles encountered by budding filmmakers, directed by Richard Patrick, Madison Reynolds, Meagan Sheehan and Simone Horace; "For Him," a story about a man who seeks vengeance and tortures those who took a loved one from him, directed by Madison Reynolds, Erica Pierno and Tahir Daudier; a documentary on the Okefenokee Swamp, directed by Tyson Davis, Julien Verdon, Grant Hoover and Tahir Daudier; and "Tom: A LoveHate Story," about an Eastern Towhee bird who relentlessly fights with his reflection at a local home, directed by Alan Harvey. Best Director nominees also included "For Him" and "For a Moment," a film about a young couple dealing with relationship challenges, directed by Richard Patrick and Madison Reynolds. Other nominees for Best Film were "Celestial," "Tom: A Love-Hate Story," "For a Moment" and "Hand-Crafted Discipline." Another film submitted was "Doug Goes to a Party," a film done in silentmovie style about a man bored with his life who gets invited to a party at a popular person's home. Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.





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ARTS. MUSIC. ENTERTAINMENT. of Windsor, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults/$10 for youth


GSU Foy Building — Faculty series recital with Tim Kitzinger, trumpet, and Tom Pearsall, piano, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.


40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 8 p.m.

GSU Botanic Garden — Lunch and Learn: “Dark Places of the Earth,” noon–1 p.m. Tickets: $20, lunch included

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Cooking Class Series, Part 3: live demonstration and tasting with Emma's chef Patrick White, 5 p.m.

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Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Open mic night with Daniel Navarro, 6– 9 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults/$10 for youth

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

GSU Center for Art and Theater — DO NOT OPEN! Devised theater submission for Edinburg Fringe Theater, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.



Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Thinking and Drinking Trivia, 7 p.m.

GSU Performing Arts Center — Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro opera, 7:30 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — The Band Piano., 8 p.m. South City Tavern — EVERCHANGE, 9 p.m.

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Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank Parking Lot) — Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m. GSU Sweetheart Circle — ArtsFest 2016, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets: $5 Charter Conservatory — BoroBlast, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 GSU Performing Arts Center — Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro opera, 7:30 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults/$10 for youth

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Beau + Luci, 7 p.m.


Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — The Merry Wives


Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee


GSU Nesmith-Lane Conference Center — The Latino Americans, Episode Six: Peril and Promise, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. GSU Foy Building — Guitar ensemble, 7:30 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Creative writing workshop with Heath Harrington, 5:30 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — GSU Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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GSU Foy Building — Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — GSU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank Parking Lot) — Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m.

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

GSU Center for Art and Theater — Directing Showcase, 2 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.




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Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.


Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close Dingus Magee’s — McLovins, 9 p.m.

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Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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'Merry Wives' wage battle of the sexes on Emma Kelly stage "Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the King's English" — just in time for 400th anniversary of Bard's death


Brittani Howell, Brooks Adams and Nikki Schultz appear in the poster for the Averitt Center's run of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," in which a con man trying to seduce two housewives becomes the victim of their vengeful pranks. who made her theater debut in 2015 as Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest. Together, these three performers lead the cast through a series of mischievous capers that will keep the audience laughing well after the show has ended, with a 1940s film noiresque aesthetic for an added theatrical twist. “It’s been such a joy to work with these actors because there is so much chemistry between them, which makes the show so much fun to watch,” said Gordon. For those who fear that the Bard's Elizabethan English will go over their heads, Gordon assures that the lan-

guage of the play will not detract from entertaining the audience. “I think the community will enjoy this show in particular because it doesn’t feel like Shakespeare. It’s really a show for everybody,” Gordon said. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Tickets are $15 for adults ($13 for members) and $10 for youth. To reserve your ticket, please call the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787 during box office hours or purchase online at www.averittcenterforthearts. org. Box office hours are Tuesday– Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m.w

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The Averitt STARs are bringing William Shakespeare’s boisterous battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor, to the Emma Kelly Theater the weekend of April 22–24. The story follows the seemingly merry but always scheming Sir John Falstaff, as he attempts to seduce and con two of the wealthiest women in the town of Windsor. However, his wit is outmatched by Mistress Page and Mistress Ford as they discover his true intentions and begin a plot of their own. As the mistresses' husbands become enraged by jealousy, the women bring all manner of haughty and pretentious men to their senses in one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies. Director Jackie Gordon is excited that this show was chosen for the Averitt STARs' first Shakespearean play to be performed in the Emma Kelly Theater — especially because the Saturday performance will fall on 400th anniversary of the prolific playwright's death, which is being commemorated this week in festivals worldwide. “The Averitt STARs community theater group expressed a need to perform more challenging material, so Shakespeare was suggested,” said Gordon. “This performance is a great introduction to Shakespearean theater because it gives the actors an opportunity to play with Shakespeare’s words through physical comedy.” Playing the leading role of Sir John Falstaff is Averitt STARs veteran Brooks Adams, who won Best Actor at the 2014 Emma Awards for his performance of Juror #4 in 12 Angry Jurors. Nikki Schultz, whom you might recognize from the choruses of Dream Girls and South Pacific, is cast as Mistress Ford. Playing her femme fatale counterpart as the role of Mistress Page is Brittani Howell,

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Hit the river with Ogeechee Riverkeeper Ogeechee Riverkeeper has opened its second monthly paddle-trip program, inviting paddle enthusiasts of all skill levels to experience the Southern “blackwater” river sights, observe wildlife and meet other ecominded area residents out on the Ogeechee River. Ogeechee Riverkeeper — which is tasked with preserving and protecting the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers — encourages all members to register and take part in monthly paddle trips at no cost beyond their original membership. The cost to non-members is $35, which includes a one-year membership, plus an optional $30 for canoe rental or $20 for kayak rental. “We’re thrilled to launch another season of paddle trips on the fourth Saturday of each month beginning in March,” Watershed Outreach Coordinator Jesse DemonbreunChapman said. “We had such an amazing time with everyone who came out last year, we knew a second round was in order. It’s a great, inexpensive way to experience so much natural beauty in a short period of time. We expect some big groups to hit the water with us, and it should be a lot of fun.” Participants will embark on tranquil journeys that boast facets of exploration, education and relaxation.,

according to Demonbreun-Chapman. Each fourth Saturday, paddlers meet at 9 a.m. at a designated location to acquaint themselves with the Ogeechee River basin’s four subwatersheds. Each trek necessitates about three to four hours of paddling, plus an hour for lunch, and features a guide who will share knowledge of the locale’s wildlife and nature. Those interested in joining a trip must register at ogeecheeriverkeeper. org by 4 p.m. on the day before departure. No registrations or rentals will be accepted after the deadline. Paddlers should bring a lunch and snacks, water bottles, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old sneakers (avoid flip-flops and sandals) and dry bags to store keys and phones. Although outings may be altered due to weather forecasts and/or water levels, Ogeechee Riverkeeper has the following trips planned: ▲ April 23 — Scarboro Landing to Rocky Ford: Paddlers will enjoy this 7-mile stretch, which boasts constantly changing routes due to tide fluctuations. Difficulty level: intermediate. ▲ May 28 — George L. Smith State Park: This trek for the whole family takes paddlers through an enchanting, submerged forest. Camping the night before the trip is an option. Difficulty level: beginner.


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Ogeechee Riverkeeper invites area residents to enjoy the region's stretch of black water rivers through a series of paddle trips through the month of October. Difficulty level: beginner to interme ▲ June 25 — Morgan’s Bridge diate. to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal: ▲ Oct. 22 — Butterbean Beach: This 9-mile trip will take participants Paddlers will enjoy a leisurely day through some of the Ogeechee’s more exploring the Skidaway Narrows, the labyrinthine passages. Difficulty level: Branches and Pigeon Island. Difficulty intermediate level: beginner. ▲ July 23 — Oliver to River In addition to continuing the paddle Retreat: Tall and fallen trees dot this trip program, Ogeechee Riverkeeper 9-mile stretch between Statesboro/ will return with a second series Brooklet and Guyton/Springfield, of “News and Views” events. The giving paddlers some sun protection periodic meet-and-greet socials allow while keeping them on their toes. community members to learn more Difficulty level: intermediate. about and get involved in the organiza ▲ Aug. 27— Harris Neck tion’s work. National Wildlife Refuge: The For more information about paddle paddle will begin at the refuge and trips, “News and Views” events, ORK wind through marshland filled with membership and other volunteer dolphins, spoonbills, crabs and osprey. opportunities, email DemonbreunDifficulty level: beginner. Chapman at jesse@ogeecheeriver ▲ Sept. 24 – Wadley to Coleman or call 866-942-6222, ext. Lake: Seven miles of narrow twists 2, or visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper. and turns let paddlers get a feel for org.w the Ogeechee’s strength and speed. Q: How long do dental sealants last? A: A sealant is a plastic coating that is flowed into the grooves and crevices that are on the tops of the tooth. First, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, and any debris is removed from the cracks and crevices. Then the tooth is treated with a bonding agent by flowing the plastic into the grooves. The excess can be seen on the tops of the tooth. Often the plastic is colored white to aid in monitoring the sealants at the cleaning appointments. The top part of the sealant often wears away in 3-5 years. However, the part of the plastic that is in the grooves seems to last much longer than 3-5 years.

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Back at it again with FPS in upcoming 'Battleborn' Developer Gearbox catered toward the MOBA Software and publisher 2K elements. Each team is tasked Games are back at it again with escorting their minions with a first-person shooter, down three lanes as you this time with multiplayer destroy enemy lackeys and online battle arena (MOBA) heroes along the way. elements. The first intellectual The game is a joy to play, property since Gearbox but there are a few things I Tim Webb Software's Borderlands, think Gearbox Software could Battleborn is labeled have done better. The a “hero shooter” for style in Battleborn is very PREVIEW Windows PC, PlayStation nice and colorful, but at 'Battleborn' 4 and Xbox One. times there’s entirely too Battleborn will feature much going on with all Developer: Gearbox Software 25 playable heroes when the different animations it’s released May 3, 2016. and sprites found on the Publisher: 2K Games Each character will have screen. Also, the MOBA Platform: Windows PC, different abilities, weapons PlayStation 4, Xbox One elements may present a and an "ultimate ability" bit of a learning curve for Release Date: May 3 specific to each hero. In new players. There isn’t addition to melee and a tutorial for the mode ranged attacks, heroes will have area-ofand the game just throws you into the effect (AOE) attacks and magic casting. action, letting players figure it out for The campaign mode does a great themselves. Hopefully there will be job at being a shooter, similar to some type of tutorial instituted in the Borderlands. The campaign is heavy final version. on dialogue and Gearbox’s signature Although the game has multiple feels to it in the two different modes, I think mature humor. Players can play the campaign alone or with a group. I opted Battleborn gets it right and has done an excellent job. My friends and myself to play with a couple of friends in the beta and found it quite enjoyable, with were sold on the beta, and fully intend just the right bit of challenge. The multo buy the full version once it comes out tiplayer battle mode, however, is more May 3.w

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Baseball back on track for season's end After dropping two consecutive conference series, Georgia Southern baseball finally got back on track at UT-Arlington over the weekend. The Eagles dropped game one on Friday by a score of 4-0, but bounced back by Alex sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader. After being shut out Friday night, the bats got going on Saturday as Southern scored a combined 16 runs in the two games winning by scores of 6-0 and 10-6. The Eagles improved to 21-15 overall and evened their record at 9-9 in Sun Belt play which is good for sixth in the conference standings.

South Alabama (27-10, 16-2) finally lost in conference play as Appalachian State (10-26, 5-13) shocked the No. 23 team in the country by taking two of three from the Jaguars in Boone. USA remains in first place ahead of UL Lafayette (24-12, 10-5) and Brown Little Rock (18-17, 11-7) who comes to Statesboro this weekend for a big three-game set. If Georgia Southern can continue to win each conference series, I like the Eagles’ chances of finishing in the top four in the league going into the tournament. Honestly, at this point, I’d prefer the second or third spot so you avoid the number one seed until

SCOTT BRYANT/staff Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers stalks the field between plays during the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game at Paulson Stadium April 16.

the championship game—but sitting in sixth place, Southern fans can’t be picky. Plus, to win it all, you’ll have to beat everyone at some point. Only the top eight teams qualify for the tournament field, so for now, Georgia Southern’s focus just needs to be on locking up a spot in San Marcos, TX the last week of May. Eagle softball is hitting the stretch run of its season and is coming off a series loss to second place South Alabama. The Jaguars (26-12, 14-3) swept Saturday’s doubleheader in convincing fashion, but Southern (25-19, 10-5) salvaged game three on Sunday. UL Lafayette (32-6, 13-1) sits atop the standings while Georgia Southern is pretty comfortably in third. Next up for the Eagles is a trip to fourth place Troy (26-17, 7-8) this weekend before ULL brings its impressive record to town next weekend. The series loss to USA really hurts the Eagles’ chances for a double bye in the tournament which SCOTT BRYANT/staff is the reward for a top two Georgia Southern quarterback Favian Upshaw scoots past the defense for a touchdown in the regular season finish. But the top four teams get a first quarter during the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game at Paulson Stadium Saturday.

first-round bye and Southern can just about clinch that with a sweep this weekend. Georgia Southern football fans got their football fix Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium at the annual BlueWhite spring game. It was announced on Wednesday that the turf installation was completed and the playing surface was ready to go, so the game was played at Paulson instead of Statesboro High School which was the tentative plan. Eagle Nation got a chance to see the new playing surface and got its first glimpse of Georgia Southern on the field under first-year head coach Tyson Summers. Quarterbacks Favian Upshaw and Kevin Ellison split time with each team, but Upshaw was the more productive of the two as he connected with BJ Johnson for a late touchdown pass. Running back Chaz Thornton scored two touchdowns on the ground to lead the White Team to a 27-7 win over the Blue. Now we have to wait until September to see any more live Eagle football action. But we have plenty to keep us busy as baseball and softball are marching down the home stretch of their seasons and both golf and tennis have their conference championships in the next two weeks—the Sun Belt women’s golf championship is actually this week and we will recap their tournament next week. Let’s finish this 2015-2016 athletics year strong, Eagles!w

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DO NOT OPEN this article Unless you want to read about the play Georgia Southern students are taking to the world's largest arts festival directions, those evils have now been unleashed upon the world. Seems straightforward enough, but the Devised Theatre class has taken it one step further. “We are deconstructing Pandora’s box,” Abbott explained. “Exploring it to say, ‘Was it really such a bad thing?’ ” The show is intended for mature audiences, for both language and content reasons. “We’re exploring hate, fear and anger,” said Abbott, listing a few of the heavy-hitters released from Pandora’s box. “So there’s a section where slurs are being thrown at a person who is Other. Racial, ethnic, religious, mental health and gender bias slurs are included.” While potentially controversial, the profanity isn’t casual: Abbott and her students were careful to examine their word choice before inclusion. “We’ve had to really think about whether a particular slur is going to take away from what we’re trying to say,” Abbott said. “We’ve had to decide, ‘Do we want to make people uncomfortable by using this particular word?’ ” Sometimes, the answer to that question was yes. In the slur section of the performance, for example, Abbott’s students are “trying to make a point that hate and fear feed into attack of difference,” she said. Conceptualizing and writing a script from the ground up, it was not only in moments of gravity that Abbott and her students had to consider language and intent. “They are working with satire, and satire is challenging,” Abbott explained. “It’s hard to find the line where you’re making your point through humor without stepping into being crude for the sake of being crude. We are really

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In order to afford the trip, Abbott’s students have been avid fundraisers, tabling at theatrical performances and organizing other efforts, too. “They’ve sold chicken and waffles at the Rotunda,” said Abbott. “They designed and sold T-shirts with a tie-dye component, and they did a raffle. They’ve been very actively trying to raise money.” They may be adding summer performances in Savannah and Milledgeville, too. “It’s partially to give them a chance to perform in different venues,” Abbott explained, “but they’re also other fundraising opportunities.” The $5-ticket price at the performance Friday, April 22, at the Black Box Theatre will go straight into the Devised Theatre travel fund, which is divided equally amongst the students headed to Scotland. If you’ll be in attendance that night, don’t “be expecting a kitchen sink drama,” said Abbott. “It’s a different style of show.”w


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In August, Georgia Southern University’s Devised Theatre class will be taking their performance, DO NOT OPEN!, on the road to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Those of us staying behind in Statesboro will have the opportunity to see the show on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at the Center for Theatre & Art. “It’s a little bit Saturday Night Live, a little bit performance art, with movement,” said Lisa Abbott, Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University and director of Devised Theatre’s DO NOT OPEN! “Devised theatre is an ensemblebased creative performance,” said Abbott, whose background is rooted in a form of improvisation-based movement work called Viewpoints. “My job is to watch how the show is forming and help give structure and oversight.” Rather than working with a published script, Abbott’s 16 students have generated their own play through a process of improvisational acting, creative movement and gesture. While the creation process has been collaborative and unscripted, the class is now in the stages of setting a script for formal performances. “An idea gets pitched, we’ll improvise off of it, and then people will give suggestions about alterations or additions,” Abbott said. The ensemble began with the familiar story of Pandora’s box, wherein a woman is given a mysterious vessel by the gods but is told not to open it. Of course, her curiosity gets the better of her, and when she opens the box, it is revealed that all stripes of evil had been residing within. Thanks to her curiosity and inability to follow

consciously working on that balance, too.” The performance at Georgia Southern will feature 16 students, but only 13 will be traveling with Abbott to Scotland in August. Whether by contributing dialogue, vignettes or choreography to represent particular evils, each involved student has influenced the final product, and adjusting to the smaller cast has proved a challenge. “As we’re working it, we’re looking at who we’re losing and how we can adapt sections of it to go down to the smaller numbers,” she said. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, featuring more than 3,000 productions and spanning the month of August. DO NOT OPEN! is scheduled to perform four times at the festival, with an additional outdoor performance on the Royal Mile, which will be abbreviated and censored for the public. Abbott and her students will spend nearly two weeks in Edinburgh, and they’ll be kept busy. They are taking a day trip up into the Highlands, and they’ll participate in a master class in Scottish dance. The class will also attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an international drum and bugle performance at Edinburgh Castle. Despite all this excitement, their primary focus — while not performing themselves, that is — will be attending other performances and pitching their show to potential audience members on the Royal Mile. With so many performances to choose from, audiences at the Festival Fringe have to be recruited.

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#LongLiveArtsFest When the future of one of Statesboro's favorite annual events looked uncertain, the community rallied to ensure ArtsFest lived to see another year When Georgia Southern’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art announced in early January that they would discontinue ArtsFest — an annual event celebrated by the community for over three decades — organizations and families alike were dishearten by the news. Luckily, their mourning was short-lived when the StatesboroBulloch County Parks and Recreation Department (SBCPRD) later publicized their willingness to pick it up and host it themselves, keeping it alive and afloat for 2016. According to the January news release, the decision from the university’s art department to drop the fes-

tival was due to a change and growth in the department’s mission and curricula. Years ago, Georgia Southern offered a B.S in Art Education. ArtsFest, a remnant of the degree, simply no longer aligned with the department’s current mission and programming. For a few days, it looked as though the long-running community event had reached the end of its lifespan. However, key staff members of the SBCPRD met with the GSU Art Department to determine if they would be able to handle the responsibility and costs of hosting the event themselves. The GSU Art Department

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Georgia Southern archery team members Harley Kitching, left, and Ashley Hayden take a break from getting splattered with paint during the 2015 ArtsFest.

was able to provide them with internal directions, maintenance and services, information regarding approximate costs, and helpful advice on how to run the festival. “The Department Chair and staff were very nice to share how the event worked. We then took our needs to one of our community partners, the GSU Leadership and Community Engagement Division,” Broni Gainous, marketing and communications coordinator for the SBCPRD, said. “The executive director of that division, Todd Deal, took our requests to Interim President Dr. Jean Bartels. Graciously, Dr. Bartels agreed to our

requests, which made our ability to host ArtsFest much easier.” With Deal's help, the SBCPRD was given permission to use Sweetheart Circle, the traditional venue for ArtsFest. They were also granted the use of a stage owned by the arts and theatre department, along with the use of parking, bathrooms, tables, chairs and trashcans — requests essential in allowing the SBCPRD to better accommodate its estimated turnout of 4,0005,000 people. “We will remain at Sweetheart Circle, which we think is the perfect venue for this event, and we hope to remain in this location for many years


ENTERTAINMENT 10 a.m. Statesboro Youth Theater; SHS Musical Theater Class and Chorus 10:35 a.m. GSU Southern Saxophones 11:10 a.m. SHS Theater Department 11:45 a.m. GSU Clarinet Ensemble

ART STOPS 1 – The Print Zone: Southern Steam Prints presents Large Scale Prints, Paper Making and Marvelous Monoprints 2 – Marble Painting by Splash in the Boro 3 – Tie Dye T- Shirt by SBCPRD 4 – Decorate a Bag by SBCPRD 5 – Action Painting by SBCPRD 6 – Rainbow Twirlers by Omega Phi Alpha 7 – Wonders of Water Color by Statesboro Regional Art Association 8 – Sponge Art by the GSU Black Student Nursing Association 9 – Pipe Cleaner Art by Bulloch County 4-H 10 – Children’s Paint Place by SBCPRD 11 – Digital Art Apps for Mobile Devices by GSU IRC 12 – Bubble Pools and Balloons by SBCPRD 13 – Aboriginal Boomerangs by CCAT 14 – Sand Art and Play-Doh by GSU Child and Family Development Club 15 – ARTchery by GSU Shooting Sports Education Center 16 – Gyotaku Fish Printing by CCAT 17 – Clay Factory by the Averitt Center for the Arts 18 – Artist Mask by SBCPRD 19 – Face Painting by the Averitt Center for the Arts

“We sent an email to everyone who has partnered in the past, as well as the community partners we felt had an interest in art. We got an overwhelming response: A lot of people were very interested in being involved,” Kimberly Sharpe, an event supervisor at SBCPRD, said. “All were more than willing to host Art Stops, provide organizational assistance and help recruit volunteers.” ArtsFest will be held April 23 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and will feature various Arts Stops, allowing children to experiment creatively with digital art, face painting, clay, musical instruments and more.

April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, the Averitt Center recruited and organized all the community stage acts for the festival. GSU Southern Saxophones, GSU Clarinet Ensemble, Statesboro Youth Ballet, Southeast Bulloch High School’s Jazz Band and Pladd Dott Music School of Rock are among the many acts visitors can expect to see. Gainous continued to emphasize that, although there’ll be a few minor adjustments due to timing and planning constraints, the festival will still offer Statesboro-Bulloch county residents the same family-oriented fun they’ve enjoyed in previous ArtsFests.

“We understand the purpose of ArtsFest has always been to unite the community in celebrating the importance of the performing and visual arts through the creation of art, experience of cultural performances and the tasting of culinary delights," Gainous said. "We strongly agree with that mission and will strive to maintain the high reputation of ArtsFest by not deviating from that mission. We hope one benefit that will come from SBCPRD taking lead on this event is that we can better convey to the public that ArtsFest is a community event — not a GSU-only event.”w

20 – Color Diffusion by GSU Stem Institute 21 – Picasso Collages by Averitt Center for the Arts 22 – Ceramic Painted Charm Necklaces by SHS National Art Honor Society 23 – Finger Painting by Mickey Kicklighter for Superior Court Judge 24 – Paint a Pet and Pet Adoption by Bulloch County Humane Society 25 – Make Your Own Instrument by GSU National Association of Music Education 26 – Instrument Petting Zoo by GSU National Association of Music Education

Artist Market 1 – Print and Paper Society 2 – Lillie’s Handcrafted Jewelry 3 – Sacred Lotus Henna 4 – UGB Designs 5 – Sugar Pearl Designs 6 – Toni D Studio 7 – Statesboro Regional Art Association (w/Art Stop) 8 – Nancy’s Fractal Art 9 – Ade Oyelami 10 – Art and Things

Olivia Riner, 14, left, and Lainey Forbes, 13, paint a cutout of a dog during the 30th annual Arts Fest at Sweetheart Circle on the campus of Georgia Southern University in 2012.

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to come,” Gainous said. Although the SBCPRD was excited to have the opportunity to keep ArtsFest alive, they were well aware that they would be unable to successfully host without help from the rest of the community. A number of organizations — such as the Averitt Center for the Arts, Bulloch County School System, Statesboro Regional Art Association, Charter Conservatory, Statesboro Regional Library and multiple GSU organizations and departments — jumped at the opportunity to ensure ArtsFest could be celebrated this spring.

12:20 p.m. Statesboro ATA 12:55 p.m. Statesboro Youth Ballet 1:30 p.m. SEBHS Jazz Band 2:05 p.m. Statesboro School of Dance 2:40 p.m. GSU Southern Improv 3:15 p.m. Pladd Dot Music School of Rock

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Check out BiRDPERSON's latest 'EP' The four band members of BiRDPERSON style themselves a “house rock” band. It’s a genre they made up, but it aptly describes both their style and conception. “We live in a house together. We spent a lot of time together, and BiRDPERSON sort of happened out of that,” said guitarist Aaron Cooler, who might be considered the frontman of BiRDPERSON if the group did not share responsibilities and creative ownership so equally. “A lot of our lives kind of revolve around the community we’ve created: around our house, the people who come and the different characters and different experiences we have there.” The alt-indie rock group played their first show in March of 2015 (at their house, or course), and BiRDPERSON officially was born. The group just celebrated their one-year anniversary with

the release of their first-ever EP. The release, which goes under the snarky title of “EP,” has four tracks, and Cooler said, “Honestly, all four songs are about girls." They are also, however, about “small-town college life,” about learning how to encounter and accept the world and the people in it. It’s amazing that the four artists have managed to find unifying themes for their music when their own musical tastes are so wildly different. Cooler, a classically trained trombonist who “grew up” in Atlanta's punk scene, leans toward heavier rock, reggae and ska; drummer Wheeler Lovett prefers indie rock, with a background in both upright bass and bluegrass mandolin. As a bassist, Anthony McCleod naturally gravitates toward funk and R&B and, less naturally, heavy metal; and guitarist Trey Wilson fills in the band’s musical gaps with a general

knowledge of rock and roll. Though the ensemble seems unlikely, Cooler says the four bandmates get along “weirdly well.” And while their “house rock” setup might seem unconventional, it lends itself to an organic creative environment. The band rarely schedules writing sessions, instead pitching ideas to each other when they happen to run into each other between classes at Georgia Southern or their work schedules. The house is stuffed with instruments. The TV has hardly been turned on in weeks; when the band mates are not doing homework or taking care of other responsibilities, they spend their free time jamming. They don’t always get a lot of organic time with all four of them in the same room, but the free-wheeling, piecemeal fashion in which the songs are

created seems to work for them. BiRDPERSON takes a do-it-yourself approach to their musical production. All of their first copies of the self-produced EP were hand-burned, with handmade CD sleeves. And despite being a young band with great need for startup capital, BiRDPERSON released their EP under a “pay what you can” precedent. For now, BiRDPERSON is promoting their first EP, getting it off the ground before turning to further creative pursuits. The band will be in Statesboro for at least another year and a half as all four members finish up their undergraduate degrees. There will be plenty of time to catch them in concert, but you can get a jump start on experiencing their music by checking out “EP,” which is available on Bandcamp and Spotify.w

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East Georgia presents 'Works in Progress' Last August, Professor Sebastian Verdis of East Georgia State College put out a call for playwrights to submit to his sixth annual 10-minute play writing contest, "Exit Stage Right." Friday, April 22, the three winners of that contest will see their plays read onstage in the winners' showcase, "Works in Progress." "Works in Progress" strives to "capture the talent, imagination and creativity of the students, faculty and community" of East Georgia State College, according to the school's press release about the event. Verdis developed and launched the event several years ago "to showcase the talent and creativity of local actors and playwrights." Though smaller than Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center, EGSC and Verdis' competition give local artists a valuable opportunity to refine their crafts.

"I Never Did," by Sue Jarriel Garcia of Claxton, is the evening's most touching offering, telling the story of a caretaker in charge of a person with dementia. Nijer Reaves, of Savannah, takes a completely different tack with her submission, "Chicago's Best," which depicts a conversation between two twenty-somethings — a college student and a barista — in a coffee shop. And the final piece, by East Georgia State College professor Kenneth Homer, is a sci-fi comedy titled "The Man with Two and 1/2 Brains," which Verdis described as a playful throwback to the B-movies of the '50s. These three pieces made it through a judging process that considered 22 pieces from all throughout the Southeast Georgia region. This year's panel was staffed by EGSC humanities faculty: Dr. Sandra Sharman, Professor Kathy Whitaker and Assistant Professor

Linda VonBergen. The prize for the three playwrights is to have their scripts read onstage. As soon as the panel named the winners, Verdis held auditions for readers from the community and netted actors from as close to home as Statesboro and as far as Hinesville and Pooler. "Basically, everyone who came out and auditioned got a role, because I didn't have that many," Verdis said. "Luckily, the right people showed up. And that's all that counts." "Works in Progress" will not stage the scripts as full-fledged productions with sets and costumes. The actors face the unique challenge of performing "reader's theater": a stark, minimalist performance medium in which the actors act only from the neck up, with facial expressions and line delivery to highlight the playwright's scripts rather than an overall production. It is a dif-

ferent theatrical experience, but it gives the audience free reign to imagine the play's trappings for themselves. "The great thing about this is that it really draws attention to the writing of the playwright," Verdis said. "It brings out the words and the craftsmanship of the playwright." A question-and-answer session will follow the show, allowing playwrights to react to the performance of their work and for all participating members — audience included — to discuss the play-writing process, from pen to performance. The show will begin at 8 p.m., although audience members are encouraged to arrive early to ensure good seats. Tickets for the performance are $5 and can be purchased at the door of Statesboro's EGSC campus the night of the performance.w

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22 Katherine Fallon

Photo of the Day After I moved from the Bronx to Denver in 2006, I vowed to take one photo each day. It had been a rough year, and the project began as an effort to see the beauty in a bleak world. Although it sometimes felt forced, I liked the project — and the results — so much that I did it again the next year, and the next, and the next. I began to post my photographs to a blog, and shared them with curious friends. At the beginning, I was working with what felt like a toy camera: my first digital, an off-brand thing I had bought several years earlier in my first eBay auction. Because digital cameras weren’t yet a standard commodity, it was expensive, but it was also crude. The photos it produced were grainy and too dark, but I didn’t care. They were simple photos of my partner, our dog and the foods we ate. When that relationship ended in 2009, the project became about taking photos of the small things I was doing each day to keep myself happy: cloud formations, grass stains on my skirt. Ice cream made repeat appearances. When I moved to Philadelphia later that year, my photographs became starker, focused on architecture and blizzards, neon light inside dive bars, my bicycle, my running routine, the overflowing ashtray on my back patio. In 2010, I moved back to Colorado, to work on an organic garden and

grass-fed cattle ranch nestled among the foothills of the Rockies. Those photographs were my best: seedlings in a vast field, the Rorschach-markings of the cattle’s faces, vivid salad greens beneath the running tap, my coworkers bent to harvest or upright, defiant against the valley’s freakishly strong winds. That world and lifestyle were so naturally beautiful that I oftentimes couldn’t decide which should be my photo of the day, and I would choose a handful instead of one. On the farm, I used a cheap camera made by General Electric, but because my life was heavy with dirt and grit, I scratched the lens before a month had passed. I learned the coolest of tricks* to temporarily ameliorate the scratch’s effects on my photos, but during my years on the farm, I ruined more than five of those dinky cameras and kept exploiting the manufacturer’s warranty to get replacements. The last of those cameras followed me back to Philadelphia in 2012. I walked, biked and took the train from place to place, which gave me more time to look around and observe my surroundings. There were many days when I would convince myself to attend an event so that my photo for the day would be dynamic. The company I kept in Philly ensured that my photographs were dynamic, too: My roommates were trapeze artists, my partner a natural


‘In seeking out these subjects, I’ve started to notice details in my immediate surroundings that I hadn’t seen before: the delicate shadow play of house plants, or chandeliers; a shockingly red cardinal in our only pear tree; insects atop azalea blossoms; the silken quilt of pollen within the lily; water on the shower wall; the very meals we eat.’ history museum exhibit designer, and I spent a lot of time with an old college friend we called our “Cultural Ambassador.” She knew everything that was happening on any given night in the city, and also how to get there. For months after I broke my leg in 2014, I made a valiant effort to continue the project. I took copious photographs of my cast, or my painted toenails on the wheelchair foot rests. I brought the camera to doctor’s appointments and took shots of the cats when they sat down beside me on the bed, which is essentially where I existed for nearly eight months. But I got aggravated by the static scenery and how limited my scope became, and I quit taking photographs a few months before moving to Statesboro. When the cast was removed and I could walk again, I guess I had gotten so used to seeing my surroundings as tedious in the time I spent bedridden, unable to care for myself, that I didn’t immediately revisit the project. Even healed, I spent most days at home, and I’d convinced myself, erroneously, that home wasn’t photogenic. I also had the misperception that because I no longer lived within a frenetic cityscape like Philadelphia, or among the stunning rock formations of Colorado, my photographs would ultimately be boring. It’s been another hard year, and maybe that’s why something has

shifted recently. In the past few months, I have begun to take pictures again. While my spouse isn’t one for photographs, I strive to capture the intricacies of our life together through the things that we own, care for and love. In seeking out these subjects, I’ve started to notice details in my immediate surroundings that I hadn’t seen before: the delicate shadow play of house plants, or chandeliers; a shockingly red cardinal in our only pear tree; insects atop azalea blossoms; the silken quilt of pollen within the lily; water on the shower wall; the very meals we eat. At times over the years, this project has brought me out of my comfort zone and led me to go out in active search of what is remarkable. I’ve attended parties, bonfires and performances I wouldn’t have gone to had I not needed a dynamic photo of the day. But more times than not, it has helped me to acknowledge what loveliness lies close at hand. Somehow I had forgotten that this was the point all along, for all these years: to seek out beauty in this sad and dangerous world, and no matter where I found it, to share.w ______________________ *to color in the scratches with a finetipped Sharpie, then wipe the lens clean with a cloth damp with Windex.

23 Eugenia Last SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Listen carefully and gather the information needed to follow through with your plans, but don't let anyone talk you into something that isn't in your best interest. Follow your heart. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Take a moment to evaluate a situation that appears to be shaky. You are best off walking away from a joint venture and focusing your time and money on your home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Don't be too eager to share your plans. Someone is likely to pull a fast maneuver that will leave you in the lurch. Do your own thing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Prospects appear to be inviting. Update your resume or discuss your options with someone who can help you reach your goal. Love is highlighted and romance encouraged. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Pay close attention to money, health and conversations you have with experts. Define how you would like to use your skills to improve your standard of living. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Size up your situation and search for the best way to resolve issues. An affectionate approach will bring the best results when dealing with a loved one.w

Holli Deal Saxon MUSIC FIGHT — Deputies went to a Flowers Road residence where two women fought physically because one woman asked the other to change a CD, and the first woman said she would when the song was over. Alcohol was involved, reports stated. BOOZE FIGHT — A Starling Road man and woman argued because he took her keys, due to her being intoxicated and wanting to leave to

purchase more alcohol. FRENCH FRY FIGHT — Two female Paradise Cove roommates fought physically over an argument about dirty dishes, French fries that had been moved and demands that the other go back to her room. ??? FIGHT — A Plantation Mobile Home Park couple argued, but due to drinking heavily, could not tell deputies what the argument was about.w

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