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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Total Attendance:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

Male: Female:

18: 19: 20:

21: 22: 23:

24: 25+: Unknown:

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

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2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

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arolina Productions is a student-operated organization that provides entertaining, educational, traditional and diverse programs to USC students, faculty and staff. These programs encompass the ideas, issues, and interests of the University of South Carolina community, as well as the Carolinian Creed and University mission. Carolina Productions also provides accessible opportunities for the social, cultural, intellectual, and leadership development of University of South Carolina students.

* Funds reallocated beginning Fiscal Year 2014. For each committee, there is a student committee coordinator. These coordinators are the face of the organization and guide the general member base in program planning. In addition to the committee coordinators, the CP Executive Board also includes the Vice President for Internal Affairs, Vice President for Public Relations and President. Carolina Productions is advised by the Program Advisor and Graduate Assistant. The Carolina Productions office is located in Suite 318 of the Russell House University Union and more information can be found online at the Carolina Productions website, www.cp.sc.edu. Questions about the report can be forwarded to Eric Bouchard, Program Advisor for Carolina Productions at 803-777-7130 or boucharm mailbox.sc.edu.

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Methodology & Limitations C

arolina Productions hosted a total of 48 events and 55 movie titles throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. Each movie title is typically shown four times over the course of a weekend. Therefore, Carolina Productions hosted a total of 210 movie showings. Use of the Turbo Tracking system was not feasible at all events. Thus, data was collected for 35 events and 55 movie titles throughout the academic year. By scanning their USC Carolina Cards upon entering the events, students, faculty and staff provided Carolina Productions with their names, email addresses, age, academic classification, gender and mailing address for tracking on and off-campus involvement. The data reflected in this report does not fully reflect all attendees, as some students, faculty and staff came to CP events without their Carolina Card or arrived after Turbo systems were shut down.

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ach event’s data was formatted and processed through Microsoft Excel with the Pivot Table function. This function allowed advisors to quickly analyze and break down key assessment data from each event. This process puts a limitation on movie attendance because students may choose to view a movie more than once. This limits the accuracy of unique attendance data for movie showings.

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atisfaction surveys were delivered by Baseline, a product of CampusLabs (www.studentvoice.com) and were sent out to each attendee who scanned their card. Attendees were asked to complete a brief evaluation of their experience, detailing how they heard about the event, why they decided to attend, whether they enjoyed themselves, and whether they would attend a similar event in the future. This information is useful in planning for future semesters and evaluating advertising methods.

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2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

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hrough surveys administered after each event, as well as suggestions from our website, Carolina Productions solicits feedback from anyone interested in sharing their opinions throughout the semester. The goal of this survey is to understand the broad and minute programming trends on the University of South Carolina campus.

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any times, the feedback we receive points directly at acts Carolina Productions has investigated and/or booked for USC. Here are some examples of performances that were specifically requested by USC students and produced by Carolina Productions in this past year!

Event Requests Chelsea Peretti, as part of Comedy Central on Campus (September 27, 2012) Chris Young (April 14, 2013) Max Brooks (November 1, 2012) Nick Offerman (February 5, 2013) Seth Meyers (March 28, 2013) Student Film Festival, as Campus MovieFest (February 15, 2013) Young the Giant (March 14, 2012)

Movie Requests Older movies and Disney movies (by means of implementing “Throwback Thursdays� to show Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Lion King and Pulp Fiction.)

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Movie Programs M

ovies are shown every Thursday through Sunday in the Russell House Theater at no cost to current USC students, faculty and staff with their Carolina Card. These screenings are generally before the film has been released on DVD or in RedBox. In the spring semester, the “Throwback Thursday” movie program was implemented with a classic movie title shown every month. Every Thursday showing includes free popcorn and a beverage provided through a sponsorship with Coca-Cola and Carolina Dining!

August Dark Shadows The Avengers What to Expect When You’re Expecting The Dictator

Aug. 23-26 at 6pm Aug. 23-26 at 9pm Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at 6pm Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at 9pm

September Men in Black II Battleship Chernobyl Diaries Snow White and the Huntsman Rock of Ages Prometheus Safety Not Guaranteed The Cabin in the Woods

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

6-9 at 6pm 6-9 at 9pm 13-16 at 6pm 13-16 at 9pm 20-23 at 6pm 20-23 at 9pm 27-30 at 6pm 27-30 at 9pm

October

Brave Oct. 4-7 at 6pm Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Oct. 4-7 at 9pm To Rome with Love Oct. 11-14 at 6pm Seeking a Friend for the Oct 11-14 at 9pm End of the World People Like Us Oct. 25-28 at 6pm Magic Mike Oct. 25-28 at 9pm

November Savages The Amazing Spider Man The Dark Knight Rises TED The Watch The Bourne Legacy Total Recall

Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

1-4 at 6pm 1-4 at 9pm 8-11 at 6 & 9pm 15-18 at 6pm 15-18 at 9pm 29-Dec. 1 at 6pm 29-Dec. 1 at 9pm

December For a Good Time, Call The Campaign

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Dec. 6-7 at 6pm Dec. 6-7 at 9pm

January Pitch Perfect Seven Psychopaths Fight Club (Throwback Thursday) Perks of Being a Wallflower Argo Nobody Walks Cloud Atlas

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

17-20 at 6pm 17-20 at 9pm 24 at 6 & 9pm 25-27 at 6 pm 25-27 at 9pm 31-Feb. 3 at 6pm 31-Feb. 3 at 9pm

February Wreck-It Ralph Butter Dirty Dancing (Throwback Thursday) Sinister Life of Pi The Master Skyfall The Impossible Twilight Breaking Dawn

Feb. 7-10 at 6pm Feb. 7-10 at 9pm Feb. 14 at 6 & 9pm Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

15-17 at 6pm 15-17 at 9pm 21-24 at 6pm 21-24 at 9pm 28-Mar. 3 at 6pm 28-Mar. 3 at 9pm

Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar.

21 at 6 & 9pm 22-24 at 6pm 22-24 at 9pm 28-31 at 6pm 28-31 at 9pm

April April April April April April April April April

4-7 at 6pm 4-7 at 9pm 11-14 at 6pm 11-14 at 9pm 18 at 6 & 9pm 19-21 at 6pm 19-21 at 9pm 25-28 at 6pm 25-28 at 9pm

March Lion King (Throwback Thursday) Flight Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Les Miserables

April Silver Linings Playbook This is 40 Jack Reacher The Hobbit Pulp Fiction (Throwback Thursday) Gangster Squad Django Unchained Mama Hansel and Gretel


2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Events Analyzed

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arolina Productions hosts events at the Russell House (either in the Ballroom or the Theater), as well as at the Carolina Coliseum and the Koger Center for the Arts. All events with the exception of the ‘Daily Show Live: Indecision Tour’ (co-sponsored with Carolina After Dark) began at 8pm. Individual program summaries and assessments can be found on the following pages: August Joshua Seth

January 8/22

September REZA the Illusionist Spoken Word ft. Asia Project Jen Kober Comedy Central on Campus

9/5 9/12 9/24 9/27

October Switchfoot USC’s Got Talent Daily Show Live: Indecision Tour Keith Boykin Same Sex Marriage Debate Spoken Word ft. Mike McGee Key & Peele Rocky Horror Picture Show

10/4 10/10 10/12 10/15 10/23 10/24 10/30 10/31

November Max Brooks Comedy Open Mic Night Dom Sagolla

11/1 11/4 11/28

December Jingle Jam

12/2

Nate Staniforth Dale K. Female Orgasm

1/15 1/17 1/30

February Nick Offerman Spoken Word ft. Bugsy & Izzy Ahmed Ahmed Campus Movie Fest Finale Jenni Schaefer Student Comedy Competition ft. Andrew Santino

2/5 2/6 2/7 2/15 2/26 2/27

March Project Condom The Birdcage Spoken Word ft. Gina Loring Seth Meyers

3/5 3/19 3/20 3/28

April Student Poetry Slam Competition ft. Shanelle Gabriel Chris Young USC Idol African Drum & Dance Ensemble Owen Benjamin

4/10 4/14 4/17 4/23 4/29

Events Not Analyzed Michael DuBois Dueling DJs Acoustic Cafe Poetry Night

8/20 3/1 Various Various

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Interesting Statistics Total Attendance

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On-campus: 48.31% Off-campus: 48.27%

“Other”: 3.42% of all attendees present

and Honors Capstone consistently had the most audience members of all residence halls

Over students attended at least one of the 35 events and 55 movies Carolina Productions hosted during the 2012-2013 academic year. This is surprising, as off-campus students are more difficult to keep on campus, or return for events. More off-campus students attended Chris Young, Nick Offerman and Seth Meyers than those who live on campus

Females represented of all attendees. Chris Young had nearly the amount of female attendees than male attendees.

In the Fall 2012 semester, there were more freshmen on average at events than all other class-standings combined. Nick Offerman had the highest amount of Graduate students and Staff attendees than any other program. More sophomores attended Seth Meyers than any other class level. Student Comedy Competition had senior students as the highest amount of attendees and freshmen as the lowest amount of attendees

There were more off-campus attendees in the spring semester than oncampus attendees

There were more males than female attendees at Key & Peele. Max Brooks and Dom Sagolla had more male attendees than female attendees.

Hypnotist Joshua Seth Key and Peele Same Sex Marriage Debate Female Orgasm Jenni Schaefer

Co-sponsorships have included working with the following:

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Carolina Welcome for Michael DuBois and Hypnotist Joshua Seth Carolina After Dark for The Daily Show Live Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for Keith Boykin and Same Sex Marriage Debate Student Health Services for Jenni Schaefer Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention and Prevention for Project Condom and Poetry Night

BGLSA for The Birdcage Study Abroad Office for Poetry Night Dance Marathon for Dueling DJ’s Freshmen Council/Residence Hall Association/Carolina After Dark for Freshen Up for Finals in which Carolina Productions provided comedian Owen Benjamin


2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Observations and Conclusions

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irst and foremost, credit needs to be given to the students who make up Carolina Productions. These students (at both basic membership level and those who make up the leadership of this organization) worked tirelessly to create a years worth of exciting and engaging events for the students, faculty and staff of the University of South Carolina. Months of brainstorming, planning and executing were involved in each of the 48 events and 55 movies sponsored by Carolina Productions. They had some amazing successes and a few challenges this year and handled them with dignity and adaptability. In prior years it was a common theme that the fall semester would attract a higher number of attendees. This could be due to University 101 and other classes offering credit for attending events, or the beginning-of-the-year enthusiasm that students bring. Though some would say that the quality of programs increased in the spring, this has not always reflected in our audience size. By second semester, students have found their niche, which does not always include attending campus events. However, during our past spring semester this trend was altered due to three major events (Nick Offerman, Seth Meyers, and Chris Young) that ultimately leveled out the data between two semesters.

Carolina Productions has continued to promote their programs to academic departments, which has led to more professors offering course credit for attendance. Throughout the year, these connections have fostered stronger ties between various departments on campus. For future semesters, Carolina Productions has identified the importance of maintaining and further developing these connections and has begun to create a cross-campus listserv that will allow Carolina Productions to continuously reach out and promote. Some of the classes that offered extra credit for attending a Carolina Productions event this year were:

ANTH 102 - Understand Other Culture DANC 101 - Dance Appreciation HPEB 502 - Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition ENG 101 - Critical Reading and Composition (Same Sex Marriage Debate) ENG 102 - Rhetoric and Composition (Project Condom) MUSC 110 - Introduction to Music (Jingle Jam) PHIL 211 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Same Sex Marriage Debate) PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology (Jenni Schaefer) PSYC 300 - Human Sexual Behavior (Female Orgasm, Keith Boykin, Same Sex Marriage Debate UNIV 290 - (Switchfoot) Opportunity Scholars Program - (African Drum and Dance Ensemble U101 - (Comedian Jen Kober, Comedy Central on Campus, Comedy Open Mic Night, Dom Sagolla, Jingle Jam, Same Sex Marriage Debate, Seth Meyers)

Due to the success of academic outreach, Carolina Productions has made it a goal to identify target interest groups for each event that may show a higher desire to attend such event. Carolina Productions has worked toward contacting each interest group to notify them about upcoming events related to that interest area. When analyzing our assessment, it is clear that Carolina Productions is meeting its goal to provided programs and events that are relevant, entertaining and educational to the University of South Carolina community. By attracting nearly 9,000 attendees to our programs, Carolina Productions is making great strides to reach out to and involve the campus community as much as possible. Out of the 1205 responses to the Carolina Productions post-event survey, 1066 attendees responded that they were “very likely” or “moderately likely” to attend a similar event to the one they attended in the future. Based on our End of the Year survey, the most common feedback when asked, “What is one thing Carolina Productions does well?” included Carolina Production’s advertising efforts and diverse selection of programs. With the implementation of this evaluation process, Carolina Productions has had the chance to take an in-depth look at our audience. Based on previous assessment data throughout the years, first-year students and females have made up the vast majority of our audiences. This year however, by diversifying our programs Carolina Productions has been able to increase the amount of male attendees throughout the year. The challenge for Carolina Productions during 2013-2014 will be to increase the overall total participation and unique participation for our programs while also producing programs that attract both males and females equally. This may take the form of more purposeful and wide-ranged advertising techniques for the upcoming year. Carolina Productions will continue to assess our programs from our audience in the next academic year and we look forward to sharing our information with you next year!

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Total Event Attendance Total: 10,673

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he following data is based on Carolina Card swipes that were collected using the Turbo Tracking System at the 35 events hosted by Carolina Productions. The data includes students, faculty and staff that attended more than one event over the entire year.

1.3%

0.2% 1.5%

55.5%

44.5%

4.1% 1.6% 4.2%

16.7%

EPI: 19 Faculty/Staff: 153

37.8%

1.4% 0.2% 3.7% 16.3%

14.7%

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27.6%

9.2%

18 : 1,785 19: 2,948 20: 2,328

38.7% On Campus: 6,213 Off Campus: 4,131 Greek Village: 157

Male: 4,756 Female: 5,917

0.1%

58.3%

21: 1,569 22: 981 23: 446

23.9%

21.8% 16.6% 24: 172 25+: 440 Unknown: 4

Freshman: 4,040 Sophomore: 2,555 Junior: 1,775

Senior: 1,742 Graduate: 389 EPI: 19 Faculty/staff: 153


2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Event Unique Attendance Total: 6,262

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nique event attendance reflects the number of students, faculty and staff who have attended at least one Carolina Productions event. The data below outlines each individual attendee that swiped their Carolina Card, regardless of the quantity of events they participated in.

2.0% 0.3%

49.5%

0.7%

55.5%

44.5%

Male: 2,790 Female: 3,472

On Campus: 3,100 Off Campus: 2,977 Greek Village: 47

0.1%

2.0% 0.2% 4.8%

17.4%

5.4% 2.0% 5.1%

EPI: 15 Faculty/Staff: 123

35.7%

24%

10.4%

18.2% 15.3%

18 : 1.090 19: 1,504 20: 1,275

47.5%

21: 937 22: 654 23: 320

20.3% 24: 131 25+: 347 Unknown: 4

22.7% 16.4%

Freshman: 2,242 Sophomore: 1,394 Junior: 1,036

Senior: 1,148 Graduate: 304 EPI: 15 Faculty/staff: 123

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Total Movie Attendance Total: 18,200

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he following data is based on Carolina Card swipes that were collected using the Turbo Tracking system at the 55 movie screenings hosted by Carolina Productions. The data includes students, faculty and staff that attended more than one movie screening over the entire year.

42.6%

On Campus: 12,531 Off Campus: 5,118 Greek Village: 33

Male: 7,757 Female: 10,443

15.9% 29.7%

7.8% 13.8%

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18: 2,895 19: 5,417 20: 4,150

68.8%

28.1%

57.4%

0.1% 5.0% 1.5% 3.4%

0.8% 2.0% 0.2%

0.8% 2.0% 3.8%

EPI: 360 Faculty/Staff: 158

39.5%

14.4% 22.8% 21: 2,513 22: 1,414 23: 613

24: 291 25+: 884 Unknown: 23

15.3% Freshman: 7,152 Sophomore: 4,395 Junior: 2,787

24.2%

Senior: 2,639 Graduate: 709 EPI: 360 Faculty/staff: 158


2012 2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Movie Unique Attendance Total: 5,720

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nique movie attendance reflects the number of students, faculty and staff who have attended at least one Carolina Productions movie screening. The data below outlines each individual attendee that swiped their Carolina Card, regardless of the quantity of movie screenings they participated in.

42.8%

1.3% 2.2% 0.5%

57.2%

37.8% On Campus: 3,330 Off Campus: 2,162 Greek Village: 29

Male: 2,448 Female: 3,272

0.1% 3.8% 1.7%

1.2% 2.2%

20.7% 26.3%

6.1%

8.2% 13.4% 18 : 1,186 19: 1,510 20: 1,130

58.2%

EPI: 128 Faculty/Staff: 71

40%

5.4% 15.1%

19.8% 21: 768 22: 460 23: 216

24: 97 25+: 350 Unknown: 3

21.1% 15% Freshman: 2,283 Sophomore: 1,209 Junior: 855

Senior: 866 Graduate: 308 EPI: 128 Faculty/staff: 71

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tudents packed the Russell House Ballroom to see Hypnotist Joshua Seth as part of USC’s Welcome Week. Joshua Seth stunned the crowd by making sixteen students slip into hypnosis and perform all of his suggestions at the snap of a finger or tap on the shoulder. The annual hypnotist event continues to draw a large crowd of students as the first Carolina Productions event of the year.

“Unbelievable! So fantastic and entertaining especially when you know a couple of them!”

- Sophomore Female

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

August 22 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 656

9% 41%

91%

58% Male:

On Campus: 598 Off Campus: 58 Greek Village: 0

269

Female: 387

0.3% 0.1% 0.8% 1.0% 3.4%

1.0% 3.0% 7.0%

50.5%

8.5%

15% 74%

35.4% 18: 331 19: 232 20: 56

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

21: 22 22: 7 23: 5

24: 25+: Unknown:

1 2 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

489 98 45

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

18 6 0 0

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t s i n o i s u l l I e h t A REZ “The most amazing live show ever! You can’t prove it, it’s that crazy!”

- Freshman Female

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s the first Koger Center show of the year, REZA brought the audience to their feet with his unbelievable illusions, including starting the show off on a motorcycle he made appear out of thin air. For over an hour, he continued to shock the crowd with jaw dropping feats. This was a show students did not want to miss.


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

September 5 Koger Center Total Attendance: 689

0.2% 1.0% 0.2%

41.4%

28.4%

58.6% Male:

On Campus: 484 Off Campus: 196 Greek Village: 1

285

Female:404

0.2% 1.2% 1.7%

36.5%

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

1 7

55%

0.1% 1.0%

5%

5.4%

5% 7.8%

9.6%

27.4%

10.2%

15.2% 18: 252 19: 189 20: 105

70.2%

21: 54 22: 34 23: 12

18.7% 24: 25+: Unknown:

8 34 1

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

379 129 70

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

66 37 1 7

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. t f y a d s e n d e W d r o W Spoken sia Project A

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poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. In addition to student works, attendees were treated to a performance by the Asia Project, a highly-talented slam poetry pair that entertained the audience with their creative masterpieces.

“Spoken word events are my absolute favorite.�

- Sophomore Female

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

September 12 Russell House Theater Total Attendance: 67

26.9%

55.2% 44.8%

Male:

73.1% On Campus: 49 Off Campus: 18 Greek Village: 0

30

Female: 37

3.0%

1.5%

2.9%

35.8%

3.0%

15%

23 24 10

37.3%

12%

10.4%

18: 19: 20:

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

34.3% 21: 22: 23:

7 2 1

24: 25+: Unknown:

44.8% 0 0 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

25 30 2

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

8 2 0 0

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r e b o K Jen

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en Kober entertained the crowd with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hardhitting hour was phenomenally funny as Kober commanded the stage and dared the crowd not to laugh.

“This was the first comedian I laughed out loud to.�

- Senior Male

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

September 24 Russell House Theater Total Attendance: 119

2.3%

32%

11%

86.7%

68% Male:

On Campus: 103 Off Campus: 13 Greek Village: 0

38

Female: 81

0.8% 1.7% 1.7%

2.5% 0.8%

53%

6.7% 8.4%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 3

3.4%

6%

77.3%

10% 27.7%

18: 19: 20:

63 33 8

21: 10 22: 2 23: 2

24: 25+: Unknown:

1 0 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

92 12 4

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

7 1 0 3

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s u p m a C n O l a r t n e C Comedy

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hree of Comedy Central’s best comedians brought their own blends of comedy to USC for this evening of laughs. The event was opened by the Lucas Brothers, twins who bounced jokes off one another and generated tons of giggles with their laid back style. Chelsea Peretti headlined the event and had the audience in stitches with stories from the road and making it as a woman in the comedy industry.

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“@usccp #cconcampus is awesome! #welcometousc #twinswag I’m a twin too!”

- Male Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

September 27 Russell House Ballroom

Total Attendance: 384 0.7% 0.3%

43.2%

Male:

56.8%

26.6%

On Campus: 278 Off Campus: 102 Greek Village: 1

218

Female: 166

0.8% 1.8% 2.6%

0.8% 1.8%

39.3%

5% 9.6% 12.3%

18: 19: 20:

151 110 47

72.4%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 3

60.7%

9.6% 9.6% 28.6% 21: 37 22: 19 23: 10

24: 25+: Unknown:

17.5% 3 7 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

233 67 37

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

37 7 0 3

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t o o f h c Swit

“I love free concerts. I love Switchfoot. Therefore, I really love this free Switchfoot concert!”

- Female Twitter Follower

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he fall concert featured the band Switchfoot and opener Paper Route. Switchfoot took the stage on the Greene Street intramural fields and performed their hit rock-alternative songs in a concert to remember. The huge crowd roared when USC’s mascot, Cocky, came out on stage and rocked out with the band.


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 4 Greene St. Fields Total Attendance:974

44.6% 55.4% Male:

44.5% On Campus: 518 Off Campus: 433 Greek Village: 9

434

Female: 540

0.1% 3% 1.0% 2.4%

24% 29.6%

6% 13.6%

18: 234 19: 288 20: 198

53.1%

0.2% 1.2% 1.0%

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

39.7%

0.2% 1.2% 3.5%

14% 18.5%

20.3% 21: 132 22: 58 23: 23

24: 10 25+: 30 Unknown: 1

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

2 12

387 223 180

22.9%

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

136 34 12 2

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t n e l a T t o G s ’ C S U U

SC’s Got Talent became home for multiple students to display their talent during this annual event. Student performances were voted on by judges and students, ultimately earning them the grand prize. From a saxophone player to Moksha dancing, all types of talents were performed to an excited crowd. The winner of the 4th annual talent competition was Matt Nichols, who has competed nationally in the Yo-Yo World Championship.

“I was really impressed with the variety and amount of talent this year. Can’t wait for next year’s.” 26

- Junior Female


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 10 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 184

68%

0.5% 0.5%

42.4% 57.6% Male:

31% On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

78

Female: 106

38%

2.0% 2.7% 1.6% 4.9%

0.5% 4.3%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 1

54.3%

11.5%

9.8%

21: 22: 23:

9.8%

25%

16% 18: 70 19: 45 20: 30

125 57 1

9 3 5

24: 25+: Unknown:

19.6% 5 4 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

100 36 18

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

21 8 1 0

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e v i L w o h S y l i a D e Th

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ajor players in the writing, development and on-air execution of each Daily Show episode, comedians John Hodgman, Adam Lovitt and Al Madigral stepped out from behind the scenes to bring laughs to USC. The three comedians ranged from classic stand-up routines to an improv TV show narrated by John Hodgman, staring volunteers from the audience.

“The Daily Show! Totally in the mood for some stand up comedy :) #USC @USCCP� 28

- Female Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 12 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 336

1.2%

55.7%

44.3%

Male:

On Campus: 231 Off Campus: 100 Greek Village: 0

187

Female: 149

1.5% 3% 2.4% 5.4%

2.4%

34.2%

10.1% 17.6% 18: 115 19: 87 20: 59

30%

51.8% 14.9% 16.4%

25.8% 24: 5 25+: 10 Unknown: 0

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 5

1.5%

13%

21: 34 22: 18 23: 8

68.8%

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

174 55 44

Senior: 50 Graduate: 8 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 5

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n i k y o B Keith A

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leader in the faculty diversity movement at Harvard Law School along with thenclassmate Barack Obama, Boykin pushed for better hiring policies to attract more women, women of color, African Americans, Latinos, and gays and lesbians. Keith Boykin, a broadcaster, author and commentator, educated the crowd with his knowledge and experience with working toward a common goal to implement diversity strategies while also strengthening institutions across the nation.


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 15 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:53

39.6%

11.3%

60.4% Male:

47.2% On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

21

Female: 32

13.2%

3.7%

18.9%

5.6%

22.6%

13.2%

22 25 0

11.3% 7.5%

13.2%

7.5% 10 12 8

21: 22: 23:

4 7 3

24: 2 25+: 7 Unknown: 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 6

32%

20.8%

15.3% 18: 19: 20:

41.5%

17 7 8

15.2% Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

11 4 0 6

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e g a i r r a M x e S e m a S Debate

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aggie Gallagher, chairperson and cofounder of the National Organization for Marriage, debated John Corvino, known as ‘The Gay Moralist’ over topics pertaining to gay marriage and worked together to promote a productive and educational conversation about the controversial subject.

“Incredibly excited to see so many students at the Same Sex Marriage Debate tonight! Thanks @USCCP for hosting such a great event! #equality” 32

- Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 23 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:336 0.6% 1.2% 0.6%

41.6%

31.2%

58.4% Male:

On Campus: 223 Off Campus: 106 Greek Village: 2

140

Female: 196

0.6% 1.2%

0.6% 1.2% 3.0%

30.7%

5% 5% 10.1%

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

2 4

50.9%

12.8% 32.1%

13.7%

15.3% 18: 103 19: 108 20: 51

66.4%

21: 34 22: 17 23: 4

24: 25+: Unknown:

2 17 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

171 60 46

17.8% Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

43 10 4 2

33


. t f y a d s e n d e W d r o W n e k Spo McGee

e k i M y t h g Mi

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. Students in attendance were treated to an awesome night of creativity from their peers along with comical poems by featured Slam Poet Mighty Mike McGee.

“A different form of art full of vivid expression and emotion�

- Freshman Male

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 24 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:47 2.1%

40.4% 44.7%

59.6% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

19

Female: 28

2.1%

8.5% 29.8%

17%

38.3% 27.7%

19.2% 12 14 9

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

21.2%

4.3%

25.5%

6.4%

18: 19: 20:

25 21 1

53.2%

21: 8 22: 3 23: 0

24: 25+: Unknown:

0 1 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

10 18 13

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

4 2 0 0

35


e l e e P & Key “It’s so cool seeing people I watch on YouTube just a few feet away from me.”

- Sophomore Male

T

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he pair of improv/skit comedians brought out a packed Russell House Ballroom. Using clips from their Comedy Central show and YouTube videos, Key & Peele warmed up the crowd for an evening filled with laugh out loud comedy. They showed off their true talent as improv artists by taking input from the audience to guide their storylines.


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 30 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 747 0.5% 0.1%

55%

26.6% 73.4%

44.4% On Campus: 411 Off Campus: 332 Greek Village: 1

Male: 548 Female: 199

0.4% 1.6%

28.1%

1.3% 1.3% 4%

26%

6.8% 14% 18: 210 19: 194 20: 138

15.4% 24: 25+: Unknown:

42.8%

16.9%

18.5% 21: 105 22: 51 23: 29

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 3

10 10 0

Freshman: 320 Sophomore: 171 Junior: 115

22.9% Senior: 126 Graduate: 12 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 3

37


e r u t c i P r o r r o H y k c o The R Show

T

he annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show was again another hit. Students celebrated Halloween by dressing up in costume and attending this movie. Each attendee enjoyed free Coca-Cola products and fresh popcorn while they kicked back and took in the classic flick.

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

October 31 Russell House Theater Total Attendance: 311 0.3%

40.5%

30.9%

68.8%

59.5% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

126

Female: 185

0.3% 1.6%

31.8%

0.6% 4.2% 1.0%

214 96 0

10.3%

15.8%

29.6%

17.4% 99 92 54

43.7%

10%

5.1%

18: 19: 20:

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 1

21: 32 22: 16 23: 3

28.6% 24: 25+: Unknown:

2 13 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

136 89 49

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

31 5 0 1

39


s k o o r B x Ma

M

ax Brooks, author of New York Times Bestseller, “World War Z” and “The Zombie Survival Guide” creatively and entertainingly taught students how to survive a zombie attack. Students left the event laughing and well-versed in zombie survival tactics if and when there is ever an invasion.

“Very entertaining, lively, and worked the crowd.”

- Graduate Male

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

November 1 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:158

5.1%

41.8%

50.6%

58.2%

44.3% Male:

On Campus: 80 Off Campus: 70 Greek Village: 0

92

Female: 66

1.9% 0.6%

11.4%

31 37 31

30.4%

5.0%

23.4%

7% 16.5%

18: 19: 20:

19.6%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 8

7.6%

20.3%

15.8% 19.6% 21: 26 22: 11 23: 1

20.9% 24: 3 25+: 18 Unknown: 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

48 32 33

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

25 12 0 8

41


t h g i N c i M n e p O y d Come

T

he best amateur comedians at USC took to the stage with plenty of laughs to offer the crowd. Whether they had one joke or an entire set, the event allowed the comedians to test out their new material. The event also helped them get experience performing to an audience and start warming up for the Comedy Competition later in the year.

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

November 14 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:47

57.4%

42.6%

Male:

57.4% 42.6%

On Campus: 27 Off Campus: 20 Greek Village: 0

27

Female: 20

4.3%

27.7%

6.4%

51%

6.4%

12.8%

6.4%

10.6%

36.1%

17% 18: 19: 20:

13 17 8

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

21.3% 21: 3 22: 3 23: 0

24: 25+: Unknown:

0 3 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

24 10 5

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

6 2 0 0

43


a l l o g a S Dom

C

o-creator of Twitter and author of 140 Characters, Dom Sagolla spoke about how the creation of Twitter has changed the way the world communicates along with the entrepreneurial skills it takes to start up a multi-million dollar corporation. After telling his tale, Dom also opened up the floor for an entertaining and educational Q&A session.

44

“Can’t wait to hear Dom Sagolla @dom one of the co-founders of Twitter talk tonight! As an entrepreneur I have so many ?s #DomUSC”

- Female Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

November 28 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:172

5.8%

49.4%

Male:

61.6%

50.6% 31.4% On Campus: 106 Off Campus: 54 Greek Village: 10

87

Female: 85

1.7% 1.7% 0.6% 3.0%

1.0% 3.0%

29%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 2

50.6%

7% 8.7%

7.6% 19.2%

18: 50 19: 64 20: 33

1.2%

37.2% 21: 22: 23:

13 5 1

24: 25+: Unknown:

29.7% 3 3 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

87 51 15

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

12 5 0 2

45


m a J e l g Jin

S

tudent performers entertained the crowd with a music fest filled with classic holiday tunes and original musical pieces that got the audience in the mood for the holiday season.

“@USCCP is hitting the right notes with @STOTJURU and so many other great performers at the 2012 #JingleJam in @RussellHouseUU ballroom!�

- Male Twitter Follower

46


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

December 2 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:35

2.8%

34.3%

22.9%

65.7% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

12

Female: 23

2.9%

11.4%

2.9% 2.8%

26 8 0

42.9%

74.3%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 1

25.7%

14.3%

8.6%

11.4%

45.7%

31.4% 18: 19: 20:

4 15 11

21: 3 22: 0 23: 1

24: 25+: Unknown:

1 0 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

9 16 4

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

5 0 0 1

47


h t r o f i n Nate Sta

I

llusionist Nate Staniforth welcomed students back from winter break with impressive magic tricks that left students in awe. His charisma, charm and comedy left students laughing and wanting more.

48

“I was impressed with how he pulled everything. He didn’t break character. Very professional. I’d definitely see it again.”

- Junior Male


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

January 15 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:156 0.6% 1.3%

60.9%

42.3%

37.2%

57.7% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

66

Female: 90

2.0% 3.8% 1.3% 4.5%

0.6% 5.1%

30.1% 25.6%

10.3%

95 58 2

28.2%

21: 35 22: 16 23: 7

27%

19.2% 19.9%

22.4% 18: 3 19: 47 20: 40

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 1

24: 25+: Unknown:

2 6 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

44 42 31

Senior: 30 Graduate: 8 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 1

49


Dale K

S

tudents were highly entertained by Dale K’s ability to put willing volunteers from the audience in a hypnosis trance. Dale K introduced the power of suggestion in an always humorous and unconventional manner. His suggestions allow the volunteers to unleash hidden confidence and talents that propel them into the spotlight for the entire show. The audience left with memories that they will be talking about forever.

“It was so fun to see my friends participating in such a great show� - Sophomore Female

50


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

January 17 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:236

0.4%

45%

25.4%

55% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

106

Female: 130

0.8% 2.1% 1.7% 0.8%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 1

36.9%

10.2% 19%

34.7% 2 98 82

174 60 1

0.4% 1.3%

41.5%

7.6% 10.6%

18: 19: 20:

72.5%

21: 25 22: 18 23: 2

24: 25+: Unknown:

4 5 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

87 76 45

32.2% Senior: 24 Graduate: 3 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 1

51


m s a g r O e l a m e F The

T

he Female Orgasm combined sex education and women’s empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter. The hosts brought a playful but honest approach to this topic. With warmth and humor, the hosts illuminated the subject of the female orgasm and sex education for everyone. Students loved that the hosts worked in pairs, bringing both a male and female perspectives to the conversation.

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“It was informative and funny. It taught me a couple of things and reassured things I thought.”

- Junior Male


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

January 30 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:368 0.8% 0.3% 3.0%

37% 63%

31.6%

Male:

On Campus: 242 Off Campus: 122 Greek Village: 11

136

Female: 232

0.5% 2.2% 0.8% 4.7%

0.8% 0.3% 1.0%

30.4%

12.8%

21: 71 22: 47 23: 17

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

3 1

34.2%

20.7%

29.3%

27.2%

15.8%

19.3% 18: 2 19: 112 20: 108

64.3%

24: 25+: Unknown:

3 8 0

Freshman: 126 Sophomore: 100 Junior: 58

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

76 4 3 1

53


n a m r e f f Nick O “It was awesome, hella funny! Almost peed my pants when he sang Little Sebastian.”

- Senior Male

C

54

omedian Nick Offerman from NBC’s show ‘Parks & Recreation’ put on a show the crowd will never forget. Offerman brought his unique brand of comedy, music and storytelling. The huge crowd laughed as Offerman entertained with his patriotic outfit, guitar and advice he had for college students everywhere.


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 5 Koger Center Total Attendance: 986

37.5%

0.1% 3.7% 2.2%

55.7% 44.3%

56.5% Male:

On Campus: 370 Off Campus: 557 Greek Village: 22

549

Female: 437

0.1% 0.2%

18%

9.2% 3.9%

8.4%

0.1% 3.7%

22.2%

2 178 219

21: 216 22: 158 23: 83

24: 25+: Unknown:

24%

27.2%

16% 18: 19: 20:

16%

8%

22%

38 91 1

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

EPI: 1 Faculty/Staff: 36

158 236 209

21.2% Senior: 268 Graduate: 78 EPI: 1 Faculty/staff: 36

55


. t F y a d s e n d e W d r o W n e w a h Spok S e l l e b y z z I d n a n u o h l a Bugsy C

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. The experimental music, poetry, and professional performers Bugsy Calhoun and Izzybelle Shaw visited the Russell House theater to wow students with their progressive slam poetry.

“It was fun & I would like to participate in Spoken Word.� 56

- Sophomore Male


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 6 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:64 1.6%

56.3%

37.5% 62.5%

42.1% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

24

Female: 40

12.5% 14.1%

18: 19: 20:

3.1%

21.9%

4.7%

0 14 21

36 27 1

14%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

28.1%

32.8% 32.8% 22%

14% 21: 22: 23:

9 9 8

24: 25+: Unknown:

0 3 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

9 18 14

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

21 2 0 0

57


d e m h A Ahmed

E

gyptian born comedian Ahmed Ahmed kept the crowd laughing all night long with his creative and unique set of stand-up comedy. The event was co-sponsored by two Carolina Productions committees, Cultural Awareness and Comedic Events.

“I was delighted by the way Ahmed Ahmed utilized humor to alleviate tensions that too often plague our society today.� - Senior Female

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 7 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:63

62%

33.3%

3.2%

38%

60.3%

Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

39

Female: 24

8%

1.6%

3.2%

17.5% 20.6%

22.1% 28.6% 18: 19: 20:

0 11 14

21: 22: 23:

18 13 1

21 38 0

24: 1 25+: 5 Unknown: 0

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

2 2

23.8%

4.8%

17.4% 23.8%

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

15 11 15

23.8% Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

15 3 2 2

59


t s e F e i v o M s u p m Ca

C

ampus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, returned for the third year in a row. After two weeks of promotion, equipment rentals, filming and private screenings, the finale brought out hundreds to view 12 of the movies written, directed, and produced by USC students. Awards were given for student directors in the categories “Best Comedy”, “Best Drama”, and “Best Movie”.

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“@AdobeStudents thank you for supporting @campusmoviefest! Your hospitality to our young & talented @UofSC filmmakers has #nolimits! #cmfatsc”

- Male Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 15 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:208

40.4%

Male:

48.6%

59.6%

On Campus: 107 Off Campus: 101 Greek Village: 0

124

Female: 84

3.4% 2.9%

3.8%

18.7% 26%

12%

26%

24% 23.6%

22.6% 21: 47 22: 30 23: 25

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

22.6%

14.4%

18: 0 19: 39 20: 54

51.4%

24: 25+: Unknown:

6 7 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

49 50 47

Senior: 54 Graduate: 8 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 0

61


r e f e a h c Jenni S

A

n internationally known author and speaker, Jenni Schaefer’s work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. She spoke to the crowd about overcoming an eating disorder and her popularized approach that enables men and women to personify their illness. Everyone in attendance was inspired by her story and touched by her genuine character and smile.

“She was precious, it was enjoyable.” - Female Student

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 26 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 246

2.0% 5.3%

28.9% 71.1% Male:

41.5% On Campus: 126 Off Campus: 102 Greek Village: 13

71

Female: 175

2.8% 4.1%

5.7%

2.0% 4.5%

29.7%

7.7% 14.2%

18: 19: 20:

0 73 88

51.2%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 5

33.3%

11% 18.7%

35.8% 21: 35 22: 19 23: 10

24: 25+: Unknown:

7 14 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

82 75 46

30.5%

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

27 11 0 5

63


n o i t i t e p m o C y d e m o C tudent

S

T

he Student Comedy Competition, an annual event at USC, brought students out to enjoy stand-up comedy routines from the best amateur comedians at the university. Hosted and headlined by professional comedian Andrew Santino, the competition showed off the talents of these students and helped them expand their comedy resume. Jordan Wilson took home the top honors after being selected by the panel of judges and an audience vote.

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“I was disappointed that Pete Lee couldn’t make it but Andrew exceeded expectations, along with the competitors.”

- Junior Male


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

February 27 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:82

1.2%

39%

40.2%

61% 57.4%

Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

50

Female: 32

23.2% 6% 6%

23.2%

19.6%

18: 19: 20:

0 19 19

3.7%

33 47 1

1.2%

22% 23.1%

26.9%

22% 21: 22: 23:

18 16 5

EPI: 1 Faculty/Staff: 0

23.1% 24: 25+: Unknown:

0 5 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

18 19 19

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

22 3 1 0

65


m o d n o C Project

C

arolina Productions co-sponsored the sixth year of the Project Condom event with Student Health Services and the Changing Carolina peer educators. This year’s show featuring Anthony Ryan Auld from ‘Project Runway: All Stars’ to help co-host and judge the competition.

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“I’m psyched to see how creative the designs can get. I’ve always been intrigued by outfits made by items that are out of the ordinary.”

- Freshman Female


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

March 5 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:156 2.4%

23% 77% Male:

43.6% On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

36

Female: 120

2.0%

.7%

25.7%

9.6% 15.4% 18: 1 19: 40 20: 48

52%

2.0%

81 68 3

22.2%

2.6% 2.0%

30.5%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 4

27% 26.3% 19.9%

14.1% 21: 22 22: 24 23: 15

24: 25+: Unknown:

3 3 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

42 41 31

Senior: 35 Graduate: 3 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 4

67


e g a c d r i The B

T

he annual drag revue was once again co-hosted by Carolina Productions and the BGLSA. Several female impersonators and one male impersonator danced, lip-synced and entertained the crowd while also educating them about what inspired them to do drag and their motivation to keep this lifestyle alive for future generations.

“It was empowering to everyone and quite a unique experience.�

- Senior Male

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

March 19 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 122

2.5%

15.6%

57.4%

1.6%

38.5%

84.4% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

19

Female: 103

0.8% 2.5%

28.7%

3.3%

70 47 2

2.5%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 3

28.7%

4.0%

16.4%

29.5%

16.4%

23%

15.6% 18: 19: 20:

0 35 36

21: 19 22: 50 23: 5

26.1%

24: 25+: Unknown:

3 3 1

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

35 32 28

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

20 4 0 3

69


ft. y a d s e n d e W Spoken Word

g n i r o L a Gin

S

poken Word Wednesday brought out creative USC students with a passion for slam poetry, lyrical verses, and emotional expressions. Spoken Word artist Gina Loring impressed the crowd with her smooth and eloquent lyrics and poem and continued to impress the crowd throughout the night.

“It was awesome. It made my life.�

- Freshman Female

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

March 20 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:37

5.4%

35.1%

27%

64.9% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

13

Female: 24

37.8%

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

35.2% 13.5%

5.4%

16.2% 0 14 12

25 10 2

2.7%

8.2%

18: 19: 20:

67.6%

32.4% 21: 22: 23:

6 2 3

24: 25+: Unknown:

24.3% 24.3%

0 0 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

13 9 9

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

5 1 0 0

71


s r e y e M Seth

K

nown around the world for his role as the host of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, comedian Seth Meyers took the stage to one of the largest crowds ever for a comedy event. The USC community was treated to his wildly hilarious set of standup comedy and stories from the SNL set. Meyers left to a standing ovation and overwhelming feedback from the crowd that it was the best event Carolina Productions has recently offered.

“Seth Meyers show was hilarious. Great experience with friends, plus it was free! Can’t beat that!’ 72

- Freshman Male


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

March 28 Koger Center Total Attendance:1307 2.5% 0.3% 2.0%

46.7%

39.5% 60.5% Male:

48.5% On Campus: 634 Off Campus: 610 Greek Village: 26

516

Female: 791

0.1% 2.3%

0.3% 2.5%

24.4%

18: 1 19: 319 20: 349

27.3%

26.7%

6.5% 13.8%

20.4%

5.6%

7.2%

EPI: 4 Faculty/Staff: 33

22.3% 21.6%

19% 21: 249 22: 181 23: 83

24: 31 25+: 94 Unknown: 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

266 357 282

Senior: 292 Graduate: 73 EPI: 33 Faculty/staff: 4

73


n o i t i t e p m o C m a l S y Poetr anelle Gabriel ft. Sh

U

SC’s very own Poetry Slam Competition invited talented poetic students to compete for the title of “Best Poet at USC”. Writer and poet Shanelle Gabriel joined the list of talented slam poets and did not disappoint. She started off the event with her own material before turning the stage over to the student performers. Shanelle wrapped up the evening of poetry with more of her own and awarded first place to poet Connor Brunson.

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“I’ve never been to one of these before and I wish I had their talent!”

- Sophomore Female


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

April 10 Russell House Theater Total Attendance:64 1.6%

45.3%

25%

54.7% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

29

Female: 35

1.7%

4.7%

21.9%

73.4% 47 16 1

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

29.7%

4.7%

3.1%

11%

14%

21.9%

32.6% 25%

18: 19: 20:

0 16 21

21: 14 22: 7 23: 2

29.7% 24: 25+: Unknown:

1 3 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

19 9 19

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

14 3 0 0

75


g n u o Y s Chri

S

tudents packed the Carolina Coliseum to see country music artist Chris Young perform his hit songs that entertained the crowd for hours. Students were able to cut loose, dance and enjoy a night of fun music after a long semester of hard work. Chris Young even sported his very own USC football jersey throughout his performance.

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“I’m not gonna have a voice tomorrow! But Chris Young was amazing tonight!.”

- Female Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

April 14 Carolina Coliseum Total Attendance:1000

0.7% 4.0%

25.5%

0.1%

47.9%

74.5% Male:

47.3% On Campus: 479 Off Campus: 473 Greek Village: 4

255

Female: 745

0.2% 2.4% 1.6% 6.0%

0.1%

29.4%

13.4%

0.7% 2.9%

21: 200 22: 134 23: 60

1 7

29.3%

19.3%

27%

29%

18.7%

20% 18: 2 19: 294 20: 270

EPI: Faculty/Staff:

24: 25+: Unknown:

16 24 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

293 290 183

Senior: 197 Graduate: 29 EPI: 1 Faculty/staff: 7

77


l o d I C S U

U

SC’s annual singing competition was a hit again this year, with 37 students auditioning for a spot in the finals. Eight performers participated in the grand finale, judged by USC’s own Boombox Guy, vocal professor Janet Hopkins and NACA representative Wes Wikel. Emily Andreoli took the top prize with her fantastic singing ability.

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‘So amazing I have goosebumps! @usccp #cpuscidol’

- Female Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

April 17 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance: 121

43.8%

43.8%

50.4% 49.6% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

60

Female: 61

0.8%

1.7%

52.9%

19.8%

10.7%

53 64 4

17.4% 30.6%

12.4%

0 24 37

21: 29 22: 15 23: 13

35.5%

20.6% 26.5%

24% 18: 19: 20:

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

24: 29 25+: 15 Unknown: 13

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

21 43 32

Senior: 25 Graduate: 0 EPI: 0 Faculty/staff: 0

79


e c n a D & m u r D n a c i r Af Ensemble

T

his one of a kind act performed songs and dances from many cultures of Africa, while also teaching the culture of West, East, South, Central and North Africa, through the arts. Their exceptional knowledge and skills gave them the ability educate the audience about the importance of honoring heritage, regardless of where you are from. In addition, the group brought up volunteers on stage to teach a form of African dance.

“Exciting! Amazing! Electrifying! Sensational!�

- Freshman Female

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2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

April 23 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:85

25.9%

27.1%

25.9%

25.9%

72.9% Male:

On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

23

Female: 62

1.2%

36.5%

58 22 4

1.6% 4.7% 1.5% 4.7%

7% 8.2% 10.6%

1 31 31

EPI: 1 Faculty/Staff: 0

47.1%

15.6% 24.8%

36.5% 18: 19: 20:

68.2%

21: 9 22: 6 23: 0

24: 25+: Unknown:

0 7 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

40 21 13

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

4 1 1 4

81


n i m a j n e B n e w O

C

omedian Owen Benjamin kept the Freshen Up for Finals crowd laughing for an hour straight with his ridiculously funny and entertaining comedy. Students were able to have some fun and relax before a week of studying for the finals at the end of their spring semester.

carolina productions, residence hall association and freshman council present:

freshen rh patio - 5:00 pm

fďŹ onr als

april 29th

rh ballroom - 9:00 pm

ned durrett& the kindly gents rh patio 7:00pm - 7:45pm

comedian owen benjamin rh theater 8:00pm - 9:00pm

rave & relaxation station rh ballroom 9:00pm - 12:00am

food s mu ic ers pe rform s ble inflata g in c n da

free

free to students, faculty and staff with valid carolina card For more information or assistance, visit www.cp.sc.edu or call 777.7130. This event is subject to change. Paid for by Student Activity Fees.

Can’t wait to see one of my favorite comedians again @OwenBenjamin 82

- Male Twitter Follower


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

April 29 Russell House Ballroom Total Attendance:57

22.8%

50.9% 49.1%

Male:

77.2% On Campus: Off Campus: Greek Village:

29

Female: 28

1.8%

1.8%

44 13 0

40.4% 12.3%

7%

40.4% 0 23 23

38.6%

10.5%

8.6%

18: 19: 20:

EPI: 0 Faculty/Staff: 0

21: 22: 23:

5 4 1

38.6% 24: 25+: Unknown:

0 1 0

Freshman: Sophomore: Junior:

22 22 6

Senior: Graduate: EPI: Faculty/staff:

7 0 0 0

83


n o i t a m r o f n I t e g Bud

T

he Campus Activity Fee at the University of South Carolina is $83 per semester for all full-time students (undergrad, graduate, Medical and Law) and these fees are pro-rated for part-time students ($7 per hour). Carolina Productions receives a fixed allocation and an earmark of $10 per student per academic year. Average Average Average Average

attendance at attendance at cost per head cost per head

events: 305 movies: 331 (with four showings per week) at events: $25.68 at movies: $2.59

Fiscal Year 2013 Breakdown Operations Marketing Cinematic Arts Cultural Awareness Concerts Ideas and Issues Major Programs Special Programs Comedic Events

84

Total

$39,339.00 $31,000.00 $79,518.00 $54,442.00 $94,250.00 Programming Dollars $58,805.00 $22,795.00 $441,400.00 $59,183.00 $72,407.00

$511,739.00


2012-2013 Carolina Productions Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2013 Operations

Cinematic Arts 15.54%

Special Programs 11.57%

7.69%

Marketing

7.69%

Comedic Events 14.15%

Major Programs

4.44%

Cultural Awareness 10.64%

Ideas and Issues 11.49% Concerts 18.42%

85


Carolina Productions 2012-2013 Annual Report  
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