Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Sep
29
Tue
2020
PIEDMONT LAUREATE TAMARA KISSANE – Special Facebook Live Event
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Love in space, at the seashore, in the backyard.
Love in the future, one hundred years ago, and right this very moment.
Love between family, friends, and lovers.
Broken love, silly love, healing love.

It’s all in here. The Declaration of Love Project.

2020 Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane and colleague Aurelia Belfield of Artist Soapbox commissioned 11 North Carolina playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”

Though the resulting original pieces span the gamut in style, setting, and content, they all spark emotions and unleash imagination through story and sound.

Recorded remotely by local actors, the finished, sound designed scenes will be released to the public in podcast form later this year. But Tamara will present six of the 11 audio pieces in a special appearance on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Livestream on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM.

This special event, presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, will feature the following scenes:

Love is All I Know (Robin Carmon Marshall) and Happy Anniversary (Lakeisha Coffey), performed live by actors Lakeisha Coffey and Thaddaeus Edwards.

Video performances of Game On (Tamara Kissane) and Constellation (Aurelia Belfield) by actors Aurelia Belfield, Kyma Lassiter, AhDream Smith, and Lamont Reed.

Audio performances of Always (Thaddaeus Edwards) and The Gifts We Leave (Michael Ivory) by Trevor Johnson and Sai Graham and Yolanda Rabun (the same Yolanda Rabun who performed on our livestream with her band back in August).

During the event Tamara and Aurelia, co-producers and directors of the scenes, will discuss the project and their love for the audio drama art form.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
WILLIAM SEYMOUR – Live via YouTube
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

William Seymour performs The Clayton Center’s Wednesday night livestream concert series continues on October 7 with the music of William Seymour.

William is a singer-songwriter based out of Greenville. His sound can be described as a mix of blues, soul, and Americana. His influences come from artists such as Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, and Ray Lamontagne.
 He is a former band member with Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey and The Broadcast. 
 His current project is the release of his debut solo album Quicksand, available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to William’s music here.

Note: this is the first performance that will stream live via YouTube. To access the concert and subscribe to our YouTube channel, click here.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO – Live via YouTube
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Without Further Ado is descriptive of a no nonsense, get-right-down-to-it, approach to music. The band is comprised of five talented individuals who share a common passion for music that has something to say – music that requires a certain attention to detail to get it right.

With an ever-expanding repertoire that ranges from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Conway Twitty, from Big Joe Turner to the Eagles, from Emmylou Harris to Patsy Cline, Without Further Ado is at home on stage, and they make their audience feel at home as well.

Note: this performance  will stream live via our YouTube channel. To access the concert and subscribe to our channel, click here