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Brenda Womble

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Adjunct Instructor
(919) 530-6252
(919) 530-7991
317 Farrison-Newton Communications Building


Born in Chatham County, Brenda Lindsey-Womble started teaching dramatic arts in the private and public educational systems and later on entered the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Speech Communication and a Master's degree in Performance Studies. With a passion for teaching, she became a part of the faculty at North Carolina in the Department of English and most recently, the Department of Mass Communication, for over thirty years. Having written and produced more than twenty full-length stage plays, she became an award-winning, nationally known actor, director, and playwright. In her early theatrical years, she won a casting role, "The Traveling Menagerie" directed by the late Jim Henson, producer and director of Sesame Street. Womble declined the role to raise her child.

In her early years of theater, one of her stage plays aired nationwide and was viewed internationally in Europe and Africa. During her undergraduate studies, she placed in the finals of the Great Eastern Tournament, Philadelphia, PA in prose reading and continued to win in seven states following in Reader's Theater. Womble's other works consist of two novels, A CRACK IN THE WALL and GUNS OF AVA. Womble won a Broadway showcase in 2000 with an excerpt of A CRACK IN THE WALL", and went on to pitch to Hollywood producers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brenda's short screenplay, TWO LETTERS (the Ken Dula Story) was filmed as a short documentary and was published in the required textbook of Arts and Humanities for college undergrads. A partial publication of GUNS of AVA, a creative nonfiction was recently published and made available for faculty and staff at the Arts and Humanities' celebration of NCCU's first female chancellor, Dr. Saunders-White, 2014. She has appeared on ABC for a local news special, in Endeavors (a UNC campus magazine), local newspapers and local TV talk shows for her acting and stage plays.

She loves teaching and says her students inspire her creativity. "I love the classroom. When I have helped one student, I have helped the world.
Womble enjoys traveling, interior decorating, and a quiet place to write. " I'm in heaven at a small cafe with a cup of coffee and a huge chocolate chip cookie," says Womble. "That's the perfect setting for my creativity to explode.

Womble has one child, Dedrick, who followed in her footsteps and teaches at the American University School of Kuwait. He lives with his wife, Kimberly and Brenda's adorable first-born, Syndi Kai. Womble resides in Chapel Hill, NC.


MA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1984
BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1980
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