rVplume.V, No. 1
North Carolina School of the Arts
September 24, 1970
A record 555 students from
thirty-two states and four foreign
countries arrived at N.C.SoA. on
Tuesday, Sept.l, to register and
Two hundred and eighty new
students were accepted for the fall
term, approximately 55 more than the
number accepted at this time last
year and 155 more than the year be
fore. Two hundred and seventy-five
students returned. The student body
is now the largest in the history
of the school, which opened in 1965
with an enrollment of 259.
There are 150 students enrolled
in dance, 79 are new; 109 in drama,
53 new; 218 in music, 101 new;
42 in design and production, 24 new;
11 in writing, 4 new. Twenty-five
students were accepted for the first
year of the high school visual arts
Thirteen young people will be
studying on the junior high school
level, 232 in high school, 306 in
college, and 4 non-degree.
BacKtone ^n.d Guts
Washington (UPI) - Senator Rob
ert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., calling for
more administrators with backbone
and guts, said last week that schools
should expel students who refuse to
obey rules and get rid of faculty
who foment unrest.
"There is no reason for a college
campus to be a sanctuary for law
breakers," Byrd said in a 39-page
statement, backed by a 402-page
study he sent to the President's
Commission on Campus Unrest. His
statements said his attempts to
appear in person to give his views
were turned down because of time
limitations placed on the commission.
Byrd warned that if the colleges
and universities fail to preserve
order, "then make no mistake about
it, government will act to fill the
vacuum of authority."
"Government should not be com
pelled to do the Job, for in that
direction can lie repression," he
"What is needed is more college
administrators with backbone and
guts," he said.
"I have only contempt for
college administrators who would
try to contend that a riot on a
college campus is something dif
ferent from a riot elsewhere,"
Three instructors in acting and
one in voice and speech have been
added to the School of Drama this
fall.Two of them, Barry Boys and
Robert Donley, were guest lecturers
for the school last year, while Dr.
William Jaeger and William Dreyer
are new to the faculty.
Boys, a native of England,
directed productions of "Mr. Roberts"
and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at
the school last year. He studied at
the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
in London and has performed with the
Old Vic Company.
He received acclaim in this
country when he presented open re
hearsals of scenes from Shakespeare's
plays on New York's Channel 13-WNDT.
He was also the reader for the
Soviet poet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko on
his tour of the U.S. in 1966. The
tour included readings at the Library
of Congress, the Universities of
Chicago and Berkeley and the State
Theater in Lincoln Center, which drew
the largest audience ever to attend
a poetry reading in the U.S.
Robert Donley, of Croton-cn-
the-Hudson, N.Y., veteran televfeion,
radio and Broadway actor, lectured
at the school last November and
worked with students on rehearsal
run-throughs on "A Man For All.
He has appeared on Broadway in
"The Unsinkable Molly Brown," "Crime
and Punishment," "The Andersonville
Trial," "Something About a Soldier,"
and "The Visit." He toured with the
national production of "Inherit The
Wind" and "A Man For All Seasons."
A committee composed of faculty,
students and student affairs personnel
has been formed to plan the school's
weekly students presentations during
convocations, which will take place
every Wednesday at 1:35 in the main
auditorium. Mr. Clifton Matthews is
chairman of that committee.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 23, there
will be a Dance Presentation by
Pauline Koner's Modern Dance Composi-
ition Classes, based on the idea of
Theme atid Variations.
The following week, Sept. 30,
there will be a concert by Linda
Ruggiero, clarinet, and Earl Myers,
Donley will teach acting classes
during the fall semester.
DA Wl'l’tiam Jaeger of Brooklyn,
N.Y., holds a B.A. and &n M.A. de
gree in speech from Brooklyn College
and a doctorate in speech frqm NYU.
He studied professionally with Dave
Pressman at the Neighborhood Playhouse,
Paul Mann at the Actor's Workshop,
Curt Conway at the Theater Workshop and
the American Theater Wing.
He appeared in the Broadway pro
duction of "Highway Robbery," as King
Cuchlain in the off-Broadway "Diedre
of the Sorrows" and as Big Daddy in
Tennessee Williams' "Cat On A Hot Tin
Roof," at the Fishkill Summer Theater.
Dr. Jaeger comes to the school
from the University of Delaware, where
he has been a member of the Dramatic
Arts and Speech Department since 1967.
William Dreyer, of Sellersburg,
Indiana, has both bachelor and master
of music degrees from DePauw University
in Greencastle, Indiana. He also stud
ied at the University of Louisville
and in a Ford Foundation workshop for
stage directors in New York.
Professionally, he has performed
in 24 musical comedies with Equity
companines in Louisville and New Eng
land. He also toured India, Afghani
stan and Nepal with the Bill Baird
Marionettes and won the "Best Actor"
award in Guatemala. He has appeared
on television in New York, on the
eastern NET network and in Guatemala'.
Dividing his career between the
theater and social service, Dreyer
has for the past seven years worked for
the American Freinds Service Committee.
The city-county school board
began discussions with the North
Carolina School of the Arts, Monday,
Sept. 14, concerning the arts school
buildings. The board voted to renew
the $1 per year lease but decided to
ask for a firm settlement for the
buildings in the future.
Mr. William F. Maready, school
board chairman, said that to continue
leasing, the buildings was "indefens
ible" if the state has money to' buy
them. There was some opposition to
the renewal. One man suggested that
they "should get out of Winston-Salem,"
but Mr. Maready said that he was con
cerned with "final disposition of the
property," not with eviction. The
School of the Arts has occupied the
buildings since 1965.