Vol. 3, No. 3
North Carolina School of the Arts
September 13, 1968
Tiny Tim says it very well; "Welcome
to my dream...and how are you? Will you be
here long, or just passing through ?" These
generation. This is a NOW school and so the
The North Carolina School of the Arts
was, at one time, only a dream and one man's
dream at that. Now , it is a partial reali
ty... a dream almost come true.
Oh, I am positive that many members of
the Foundation and Advirsary Boards will be
the first to tell you that the dream has
come true. They are not completely wrong...
a dream has, for the most part, been reali
But there is a four letter word, one of
the best four letter words in our genera
tion's vocabulary. . .that has and always
will be the determining factor in the suc
cess or failure of this institution, and
they haven't the power to grant it.
The word is SOUL.
This is your gift and your gift only.
This school needs SOUL. Without it, our
time here will be spent in existing, not
living, learning or growing. That would be
"Will you be here lonb, or just passing
through?" Who can say? That answer lies
within you. But we all know this....our
chances of staying are better where there is
hope, where there is love, where there is
love, where there is freedom, and a strong
sense of reality to build upon. Where there
is SOUL, in other words ... Where there is
Yet this dream does not become yours
simply because you have joined the school as
staff, student, or faculty. It becomes
yours only when you give it the only thing
that is of value here.•.YOURSELFI
It's easier to lose oneself in that
other world of non-confomit’j for its own
sake, or to that world or artificiality
found in the forms of por, acid, speed, or
alcohol. It's easier that way... but if its
your bag...well, it's yours. But chances
are you'll be one "just passing through."
The way of reality, of facing oneself,
is always harder ... but that way gave birth
to this school and all it represents. If
that way is yours...CONGRADULATIONS!
You've just bought yourself a dream.
NOW, WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT?
STUDENT ACTIVITIES MEETING
At 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 18,
there will be a meeting of all students in
terested in planning social, recreational,
and cultural activities for the fall semes
ter The meeting will be held in room 307.
All interested students are encouraged to
DISCOUNT LAUNDRY PRICES!!!
Through Nolan T'Sani, special discount
prices for laundry and dry cleaning will be
offered to NCSA students from Pearce's laun
dry. He will pick up clothes Monday, Wed
nesday, and Friday at 11 am in the Girls'
dorm, and Wednesdays at 10:30 pm in the Boys
POLLOCK, EVANS TO HEAD
NEW DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN
UNITED STATES PRESIDENT
TO BE ELECTED HERE
The President of the United States will
be elected by the student body of NCSA.
Nixon and Humphrey are already on the
ballot but any third or fourth (or seven
teenth) party candidate will be added upon
presentation of a written petition in sup
port of this candidate signed by thirty-
eight N. C. S. A. students. (Of course, no
one may sign more than one such petition.)
All petitions should be brought to room 315,
mens dormitory by noon on Wednesday, Septem
ber 18. Any petitions with fewer than the
required number of signatures should be bro
ught to the same room by 1:00 p.m. the same
The slate of candidates will be announ
ced in the.next issue of The N.C. Essay.
The Shadow of time cast long
upon the lingering day.
Yet bore no revelance to the
For with the sun's last fading ray
Time was gone.
Life lay behind.
A department of Design and Production
has been created at the North Carolina
School of the Arts. It will serve the de
partments of dance, drama and music at the
school, and it will provide instruction in
all areas of technical theater.
RoLert Ward, president of the School of
the Arts, has appointed Ronald Pollock as
director of the new department.
Pollock's staff consists of Charles
Evans, head of design; Micheal Hotopp and
Miss julie Grove, assistants to designer
Evanst Miss Agnes Lattak, costuitie designer
and head of costume construction: Harold
Head, technical director.
Miss A. Cristina Giannini, who has been
costume designer for the School of the Arts
since the school opened in September, 1965,
will be in residence in New York this year
but she plans to return to the school for
Pollock is a native of Calgary, Alberta
Canada. He has an A. E. degree from the
University of Alberta and has studied at the
Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in
For four seasons he was stage manager
for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in
Ontario, Canada. He has been with the Play
house Theater Company at Vancouver, Canada
since 1963, where he served as stage nanager
production stage manager, production ranager
and acting business manager. He was also
production manager for the Vancouver Festi
val Society for two seasons (1966 and 1967)
Evans has been a New York theatrical
designer for the past twenty years Before
turning to the theater, he was an artist
He attended Colgate University and studied
painting with Ferdinand Leger in Paris and
Hans Hofmann in Munich.
He is co-owner of Design Associates,
one of the chief scenic studios in the Few
York area. Among a number of Broadway shows
which the company has contracted were "The
Subject Was Roses" and the current Iroadway
Hotopp has a bachelor of fine arts de
gree from. New York University and has stud
ied at Carnegie Iijstitute of Technology and
He was resident designer for three sea
sons with the Goodspeed Opera Company at
East Haddam, Conn. and has designed a nuiiber
of.Off-Broadway shows including "I Ran Into
This Zulu," which will open Off-Broadway
Miss Grove has a B. S degree in art
education from New York University. She has
studied sculpture with Lilli Gettinger at
the Museum of Modem Art in New York and
with Selma Eurke, a sculptor in New Hope
Pa. She has also studied at the Moore In-
titute in Philadelphia.
In creating the new department of de
sign and production. Ward said that students
majoring in the department will be involved
in the staging of dance, drania and rousic
productions, and all productions given by
the school will be under the supervision of
the professional staff.