Wharton, Ellen - Drama

Congratulations to our 8th grade playwrights, Luke Moran, Cameron Myers, Zoe Cole and Thekla Macon for winning the NC Young Playwrights Festival script contest.  Students will receive recognition, award and their plays will be published in a bound edition by Amazon Publishing.  Unfortunately, the Festival honoring the playwrights with a staged reading of their work at UNCG has been cancelled this year.

ncypf winners 2020

The art of Theater starts here.  
contact me at ellen.wharton@bcsemail.org

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About me:
I am happy to be a part the CCMS team.  I have taught in Buncombe County for 15 years and have always heard of Cane Creek's reputation of creativity and collaboration. My student teaching was at Reynolds High School, then  I taught 6 years at North Buncombe Middle, 5 years at Enka Middle and did semester interim's at Eblen Intermediate, Erwin Middle and Enka Intermediate. To complete my circuit around Buncombe County, I substituted at around the county in the Intermediate through High school levels.  I was raised in Asheville and attended Enka High school.  I received my BA at UNCA in all three track of Theater - acting/directing, technical and general.  I received my MFA from United States International University in San Diego, CA with a concentration on Directing.  
Before coming into the teaching profession, I worked in professional theater as director, actor, stage manager and technician from Atlanta to Maine to Southern California.  I decided to return to the wholesome atmosphere of Asheville to raise my son.  I work weekends at Mission Hospital in Health Information Management where I enjoy listening to books as I work.  I enjoy sharing my passion of theater with young audiences and I look forward to learning from everyone in this new community.  

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