Learn to Bring W.Va. Stories to Stage and Screen at WVSU Creators Talk

9/24/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
kosborne@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Sept. 24, 2015
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Learn to Bring W.Va. Stories to Stage and Screen at WVSU Creators Talk

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) Creators Program will host a free “Creators Talk” about bringing local stories to stage and screen Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the WVSU Economic Development Center (EDC) in Charleston. Writers/producers David Scoville and R.J. Nestor will present “Adapting History: Bringing West Virginia Stories to Stage and Screen.”

“We are thrilled to host David and R.J. during this special Creators Talk,” said Danny Boyd, WVSU communications professor and artist in residence at the EDC. “They’ll share the ups and downs of their 11-year writing and producing partnership in an honest, informal conversation with the audience.”
           
Performers from the pair’s W.Va. history musical, “Golden Horseshoe,” will perform songs and scenes during the event.
           
Scoville and Nestor have been writing together since 2004. They have written three musicals and more than 10 screenplays. “Golden Horseshoe” premiered in 2013 to excellent reviews and embarked on its first statewide tour this month. Two of the pair’s screenplays are in development as feature films.

Scoville received a B.A. in Music from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s in Music in Vocal Performance from West Virginia University (WVU). Nestor holds a B.S. in Music Composition and an M.M. in Performance: Conducting from WVU.

Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit www.wvsuedc.org and click on “The Creators Program.”

The WVSU EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. in Charleston.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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