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James Harley is a Columbia-based writer, teacher and
visual artist. He holds a B.A. in history from the Honors College of the
Also an occasional performer, Harley has
appeared in numerous roles on the
As a visual artist, Harley has won the largest juried
sculpture show in the state, as well as receiving “Best of Show” and “
A native of
An experienced actor, he has performed
with the Circle Players, Poverty Playhouse and Theatre Parthenos in
From 1987 to 1992 he was a frequent contributor of articles and reviews for Columbia's Free Times alternative weekly newspaper, and still occasionally does interviews and essays for a range of online publications.
Professionally, Krickel has worked primarily in non-profit administration and fundraising, including several positions at the University of South Carolina over the last decade. He has also served as a two-term president of the Columbia Civitan Club, as chair of the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service, and as a board member at Town Theatre.
began singing and dancing on the stages of
By day, Jillian works for the South Carolina Arts Commission as their Grants Manager. By night, she writes at ReFashionista.net, her world-renowned recycled fashion blog.
Larry Hembree contributed to OnstageColumbia.com as a reviewer for several years. He is currently the Executive Director of Trustus Theatre. He has had an extensive career in the arts, including positions as Executive Director of the Nickelodeon Theatre, Director of Performing Arts for the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Director of Theatre for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. He has also served as the President of the South Carolina Theatre Association and sat on its board.
Hembree received a B.A. in English, with a minor in Drama, from Clemson University. He went on to earn an M.F.A. in Directing, with a secondary emphasis in acting, from the University of Georgia in Athens. At Clemson, he won the Arthur J. Fear award for theatre excellence.
Hembree has directed and acted in more than 200 plays of all genres, including theatre for youth and for people with disabilities. He has a particularly strong love for original work.
Hembree received the Key to the City of Camden for his work there in theatre, and also the Ben Bostick Leadership Award. As a critic he has written theatre reviews for Columbia's Free Times alternative weekly, The State newspaper and several other publications.
Jeffrey Day is a long-time writer on the visual and performing arts. From 1989 to 2009 he was the primary arts writer for The State, South Carolina's largest newspaper, and was previously the Arts and Entertainment editor at the Macon Telegraph in Macon, Georgia.
He was a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University and also a National Endowment for the Arts classical music fellow at Columbia University.
Day has more than two decades of experience writing about everything from early Athens, Georgia, music to outsider art to obscure operas to Baroque paintings and more. His work has appeared in numerous publications throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, New Zealand and Greece.
Currently, Day publishes the Carolina Culture Arts Blog, "an inside look at everything art in South Carolina and beyond, how it's all connected and where you fit." Don't plan your weekend without it. To visit Day's Carolina Culture blogpage, CLICK HERE.
Dreher is a Columbia native and theatre icon. She recently retired after a 36 year
teaching career, including three years at Allen University and 33 years at the
University of South Carolina in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Ann Dreher is a Columbia native and theatre icon. She recently retired after a 36 year teaching career, including three years at Allen University and 33 years at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Dreher received her B.A. in Drama from Sweet Briar
College, and an M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University.
Dreher received her B.A. in Drama from Sweet Briar College, and an M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University.
In addition to performing numerous roles on stage herself,
Dreher has also directed well over 100 shows.
In addition to performing numerous roles on stage herself, Dreher has also directed well over 100 shows.