I'm a title. Click here to edit me
I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. Feel free to drag and drop me anywhere you like on your page. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
This is a great space to write long text about your company and your services. You can use this space to go into a little more detail about your company. Talk about your team and what services you provide. Tell your visitors the story of how you came up with the idea for your business and what makes you different from your competitors. Make your company stand out and show your visitors who you are.
At Wix we’re passionate about making templates that allow you to build fabulous websites and it’s all thanks to the support and feedback from users like you! Keep up to date with New Releases and what’s Coming Soon in Wixellaneous in Support. Feel free to tell us what you think and give us feedback in the Wix Forum. If you’d like to benefit from a professional designer’s touch, head to the Wix Arena and connect with one of our Wix Pro designers. Or if you need more help you can simply type your questions into the Support Forum and get instant answers. To keep up to date with everything Wix, including tips and things we think are cool, just head to the Wix Blog!
The Murphey School (2008) 17 min Raleigh, NC
Director: Nick Karner
With: Ralph Campbell, Smedes York, Charles Meeker, Jerome Davis
IMDB SYNOPSIS: A short documentary exploring the history of Raleigh's historic Murphey school and the construction of Burning Coal Theatre's new performance space.
My first experience with Burning Coal Theatre was being cast, at the age of 16, in their production of Macbeth. Although the experience was great, the one odd thing was that we performed it in a gymnasium. This was because Burning Coal didn’t have a permanent space. All that changed when they decided to revamp the Murphey School, an abandoned school house that was the first to integrate African American students into the curriculum in Raleigh.
Jerome Davis, the artistic director of Burning Coal, asked me to document the building process. I spoke with the builders and designers as well as the mayor of Raleigh. I was able to speak to the brother of the first African American student at the school and the son of the man who spear-headed the campaign to integrate the school in the first place. The film ends with the triumphant opening of the theatre and a performance of Inherit the Wind.