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Triad Stage is a North Carolina theater company that produces and performs live, professional theater in the Piedmont Triad region. With local and national talent, a focus on artistic excellence, and a distinctly Southern voice, Triad Stage offers a wide sampling of quality theater, including original works and re-imagined classics. You can see Triad Stage’s work at two world-class performance venues in the state: The Pyrle Theater in Greensboro and Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.

Professional Development at Triad Stage: Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program

With the theater being dark during the summer, you may be wondering what we have been up to here at Triad Stage. Don’t fear! We’re in full-on planning mode for the season ahead. Our building may look quiet from the outside, but the staff are working hard behind the scenes preparing eight high quality productions to be delivered to the Triad region in the coming year.

To help us out this summer, we’ve been thrilled to welcome Elon University student Alyx Bean as our first Opportunity Greensboro summer intern. Alyx is an Arts Administration student with a passion for community development. This season is the perfect time for Alyx to work with us. She’s getting the opportunity to assist in the rapid expansion of our Learning Program, and the preparation for our 17th Season.Here at Triad Stage, lifelong learning is a shared and fundamental value. We support programming that inspires new and creative ways of thinking, and promotes personal and professional growth. In collaboration with the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program, we seek to bridge the gap between academia and theater arts professions.

OppGSO Group Photo-Alyx

Alyx Bean and Justin Nichols at our pop-up photo booth for SOUTH PACIFIC on Fun Fourth.

Alyx Bean and Justin Nichols at our pop-up photo booth for SOUTH PACIFIC on Fun Fourth.

The Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program is an initiative of Action Greensboro. The program launched last year with its inaugural student cohort. This program addresses the need to attract and retain young professionals in Greensboro from local colleges and universities. Accepted Fellows are given the chance to gain valuable work experience, develop critical skills at the Center for Creative Leadership, build a strong network through exclusive mentorship, and engage in the community through living and working in the city throughout the summer.

Beth Manella, Fellows Program Director with Opportunity Greensboro, shared some of the benefits of this 10-week internship program:

“Prior to the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program, there was no centralized program for finding a paid summer internship in Greensboro. This program benefits local college students, local companies seeking local talent, and the greater community at-large who wants to see our community continue to grow with regard to economic development and keeping more young professionals here.”

In 2017, Triad Stage become one of the collaborating organizations to offer a professional paid internship opportunity to local college students. This summer, our summer Fellow Alyx has been working alongside Triad Stage’s Development Manager Justin Nichols and Marketing Manager Tiffany Albright to support the development of fundraising and marketing plans for the season, and assisting with general office administration. She is also getting the opportunity to observe and foster relationships with our staff, and to learn more about a profession in theater arts.

We’re so pleased to be a part of this exciting new program that will support both Alyx in her professional development, as well as Triad Stage in our season preparation. We look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program, and can’t wait to see the benefits that this initiative will bring to our city.

Triad Stage receives two national grants

The National Endowment for the Arts announced $82 million to fund local arts projects in every state and jurisdiction. Triad Stage will be the recipient of a $20,000 Art Works grant. Triad Stage also recently received $50,000 from The Shubert Foundation, the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theaters.

The Art Works award will support  a new play commissioned by Triad Stage and written by Mike Wiley about the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins and the Greensboro Four. Wiley is a NC playwright whose play The Parchman Hour about the Freedom Riders has been performed at theaters across the country.

The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Nineteen grants were awarded in North Carolina to groups including The North Carolina Theatre Conference and the National Black Repertory Company. In previous years Triad Stage has received the Art Works award to support the development and production of five shows, including a revival of Tobacco Road (2007) and four original works by Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane examining life in the South: Brother Wolf (2006), Bloody Blackbeard (2008), Providence Gap (2010), and Radiunt Abundunt (2016).


Radiunt Abundunt (2016)

The Shubert Foundation Grants Program awarded a record $26.8 million to 533 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States in 2017. Seven grants were awarded to theaters in North Carolina. Triad Stage’s $50,000 grant is the second highest grant in the state. It is also the highest grant Triad Stage has received from the foundation.

For more information about how you can support the Triad Stage visit

Meet Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, InSight Speaker for ACTIONS AND OBJECTIVES

Greenleeheadshot1Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, North Carolina native and historian, has been announced as the InSight Speaker for Actions and Objectives, a World Premiere North Carolina drama from Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane. Dr. Greenlee specializes in the post-Civil War legal history of African-Americans and the U.S. South.

Performance details: Sunday, April 9
2 p.m. @ The Pyrle Theater, 232 S. Elm Street
The InSight lecture is free to all, and will begin immediately following the matinee performance.

About Dr. Cynthia Greenlee
A proud graduate of Greensboro’s James B. Dudley High School, Dr. Greenlee is a former Morehead Scholar who earned a master’s in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in history from Duke University. She works as an independent scholar and also the senior editor at Rewire, the leading online publication for news and commentary about reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Check out Dr. Greelee on Twitter @CynthiaGreenlee.

If you don’t have your tickets for Sunday’s 2 p.m. matinee followed by a conversation with InSight Speaker Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, head on over to the Triad Stage website to reserve them today!


About Actions and Objectives
Just when things had seemed to calm down in Hawboro (Providence Gap, Common Enemy, Radiunt Abundunt) after the recent unpleasantness concerning the Zebulon Zebras, a theater company announces plans to develop a play to celebrate the town’s sesquicentennial. As they probe the official story and rehearse the drama, the contemporary concerns of the artists and the community begin to parallel the struggles of the city’s first citizens. From Reconstruction to Black Lives Matter, the line between the present and past, rehearsal and reality begins to blur as new truths emerge and tempers flare. In the tradition of Common Enemy, this world premiere drama returns Triad audiences to the town of Hawboro for a bold exploration of the contemporary South. Contains adult language and themes.

Triad Stage’s 2017-2018 Season Revealed!



On a balmy February morning in Winston-Salem, and again on a balmy February evening in Greensboro, we announced our next Season of producing world-class professional theater in the Triad.

We won’t lie, we were pretty excited. And once our gathered guests in both cities heard the titles we’ve lined up, they were even MORE excited.

Our Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane had this to say about his hopes for Season 17:

“We want to make theater that makes you laugh, makes you think and makes you talk about it.” 

So that’s exactly what we will aim to do. Over the coming weeks you’ll hear all the ways you can join us for our biggest season ever, but without further ado, we give you the lineup:

2017-2018 SEASON

A grand musical
Composed by Richard Rodgers with Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan
September 17 – October 8, 2017 at The Pyrle Theater (Greensboro)
Triad Stage, in partnership with UNC Greensboro, brings to life one of Broadway’s most iconic musicals. The world is at war, and on an island in the South Pacific the U.S. has created a military stopover for young men on their way to the front lines of battle. But love is also in the air. Emotions run high as a Midwestern nurse and a young lieutenant each navigate the treacherous waters of unfamiliar cultures and new romances. Winner of the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific will sweep you away with the delightful cast of characters and unforgettable songs like “Bali Ha’i”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “Younger Than Springtime.” Triad Stage invites you to be part of its most ambitious production to date.


A hit comedy
By Jonathan Tolins
October 11 – October 22, 2017 at The Hanesbrands Theatre (Winston-Salem)
Alex More, a not-so-successful actor somewhere north of 30, finds himself in the basement of one of Hollywood’s biggest icons. Hired to operate the shopping mall – complete with stores and a food court – in the basement of one of the houses on the star’s estate, Alex spends most of his days alone dusting and dreaming – until one day a bell rings, a door opens and he’s standing toe-to-toe with the celebrity herself. Jonathan Tolins’ hilarious 2013 Drama Desk Award-winning one-man show tackles the luxury and loneliness of celebrity.


A holiday classic
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Preston Lane
November 24 – December 24, 2017 at The Hanesbrands Theatre (Winston-Salem)
Ebenezer Scrooge’s last chance is one night and three spirits. It’s a life-changing ride through past, present and future as he learns what it means to be human. Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design and spine-tingling special effects. Returning for the 5th year to The Hanesbrands Theatre, A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yuletide cheer, gracious redemption and heart-warming hope for the whole family.


A seasonal celebration
By Preston Lane
Original music by Laurelyn Dossett
December 3 – December 24, 2017 at The Pyrle Theater (Greensboro)
This winter Triad Stage invites you to come home again for the holidays. We take you to the peaks of the Blue Ridge where Reverend Roy Ledbetter and all the members of the Open Heart Community Fellowship have been working hard to fill your holidays with joy. Starting with Genesis and going all the way to the Nativity, they spin a holiday story with down-home laughter, toe-tappin’ music and a tug at the heartstrings. Come experience the joy and wonder that has made Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity the biggest hit in Triad Stage’s history. Presented by The Carroll Companies.


A groundbreaking classic
By Lorraine Hansberry
January 28 – February 18, 2018 at The Pyrle Theater (Greensboro)
In a cramped apartment on the south side of Chicago, a struggling family awaits a life insurance payment that could change their circumstances. Matriarch Lena dreams of a nice house in a nicer neighborhood. Daughter Beneatha has her eye on medical school, while son Walter is scheming to buy a liquor store. Lorraine Hansberry’s searing drama about the struggle to achieve the American Dream in the face of racial tensions and economic disenfranchisement changed the face of American theater, and remains no less relevant today.


A beloved classic
By Thornton Wilder
February 14 – February 25, 2018 at The Hanesbrands Theatre (Winston-Salem)
For the citizens of Grover’s Corners, life is sweet. The doctor makes house calls, the teenage boy delivers the paper and the Boy-Next-Door meets the Girl-Next-Door. Set in an All-American small town at the turn of the century, this 80th anniversary production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a heartwarming and deeply moving reminder to appreciate life while one has it and to relish every moment – no matter how mundane it seems – for it is those small moments that are truly miraculous. A partnership production with UNC School of the Arts.


A family drama
By Paula Vogel
April 4 – 15, 2018 at The Hanesbrands Theatre (Winston-Salem)
Navigating time and place as one would a winding highway, Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes its audience on a complicated and surprisingly funny journey through the life of Lil Bit as she learns the rules of the road and the facts of life behind the wheel of her Uncle Peck’s car. How I Learned to Drive explores the dark side roads that families sometimes go down, and how what we learn and the experiences we have along the way drive us. This contemporary classic tackles the aftermath of sexual abuse in a powerful story of survival.


A scandalous thriller
By Preston Lane
April 29 – May 20, 2018 at The Pyrle Theater (Greensboro)
Triad Stage returns to Hawboro, this time to the wrong side of the tracks. A young woman beleaguered by her husband and terrorized by her mother-in-law finds comfort in the arms of another man. They carry out a plot meant to free Teresa, but the repercussions of their actions haunt them and threaten to drive them to madness. Join Triad Stage for this World Premiere loosely inspired by Émile Zola’s novel Thérèse Raquin.


And there you have it, folks! Season 17.

Will we see YOU at the theater?

An Interview with Olivia Trees, Costume Designer for ‘The Price’

Olivia Trees

Olivia Trees

Each year, Triad Stage hosts a designer through the Southeastern Theater Conference’s Ready to Work Awards, a competitive program that places them at professional theaters early in their careers. This year’s award winner is Olivia Trees, a costume designer and MFA Graduate Candidate in her final year at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. We stole a few minutes of her time to ask her about the Ready for Work Award and her design process just before rehearsals for Arthur Miller’s The Price (January 29 – February 19) began earlier this week.


Triad Stage: What was the SETC Ready to Work Award competition process like, and how did you feel when you were awarded the designer position at Triad Stage?

Olivia Trees: The award sponsors looked through all the design competition entries, and SETC then posted a list of who the theatres wanted to interview. Everyone signed up for a time to meet with their theatre representatives. I met with Preston Lane and Bryan Conger. I showed them my resume and website and had a very pleasant conversation. I felt sad when our 10 minutes were up. They strongly hinted about giving me the award, but were unsure at first because I was still going to be a graduate student this year. They have only previously given it to graduating students. So, when the award was announced later that evening, I was incredibly excited for the opportunity. I had heard so much about Triad from the previous award winner, Josafath Reynoso, who also happened to attend the University of Tennessee with me, that I couldn’t wait to work with Preston and the rest of the team.

'A Shayna Maidel' photo by Brynn Yeager

‘A Shayna Maidel’ photo by Brynn Yeager

TS: When was the moment you realized you wanted to be a costume designer?

OT: I think it was senior year of high school. I had been competing in the Thespian Society design competitions since 8th grade, and I loved working on the annual school musical, but makeshift high school theatre left me feeling very disillusioned about the whole thing. Then, I was given a ticket to see the touring production of Camelot. It was a beautiful, professional production that seemed so incredibly magical. I realized the potential theatre had to be an experience that could deeply affect audiences in any number of ways. It certainly moved me into a great career that I love.


TS: What has been your favorite costume you’ve designed so far?

OT: I think that would have to be Elizabeth Proctor from my recent thesis production of The Crucible. It was a fairly simple costume, but she looked great and the actress was fantastic. We were going for a rougher, more “real” look than many other productions, so I was using a lot of textured fabrics and natural fibers. I gave her a blue wool skirt and a blue gray linen peplum bodice which combined with her apron, cap, and fichu supported this demure yet strong character.

'The Crucible' photo by Brynn Yeager

‘The Crucible’ photo by Brynn Yeager

TS: What are your favorite materials to work with?

OT: I would say natural fibers in general: silk, wool, linen, cotton. They drape well, they look amazing on stage, and in my opinion, they feel much better to wear than synthetic fibers. I try to use them whenever possible.


TS: Can you walk us through the process of working on a new project?

OT: When beginning a new project, you always begin and end with the script. If your designs don’t support the play, then it won’t be a very successful production. After a read, you’ll meet with the director and hopefully the design team to discuss what he or she wants the audience to get from the play and what the general vision is. After some more reading and a lot of research, the designers come back to the table with preliminary sketches and ideas. The refinement process continues between the designers and director until he or she approves the final designs. This might take two meetings, it might take twenty; it depends on the production and the people involved. Then, the designs move to the shops. As the designer, clear communication and trying to be on top of purchasing fabrics or pulling stock garments is vital to a smooth process.

'A Lesson Before Dying' photo by Olivia Trees

‘A Lesson Before Dying’ photo by Olivia Trees

TS: What are the rewards and challenges of collaborating with a team who is responsible for bringing your vision to life?

OT: In a shop, it can be a challenge to work with so many different minds and personalities. Sometimes you meet someone that you don’t get along with very well, or there are clashing ideas about how to solve a problem, but the work has to get done, so you find a way to work through it. Theatre is a collaborative art, and everyone is there to create something hopefully moving and memorable. So, that opening night is always rewarding because whether or not everyone is best friends, the group is what makes theatre happen.


TS: What are you most looking forward to during your time here at Triad Stage?

OT: Apart from getting to meet a wide group of great new people, I am curious about the experience of being an out-of-town designer. Until now, I have always resided in the place where I am working on a show. It’s easy to go into stock for 10 minutes here and there to find a new piece to the puzzle, but this time I have to rely on a shop that is several hours away instead of in the next room. This experience has emphasized to me just how important clear communication is.

Costume sketches for 'The Price'

Costume sketches for ‘The Price’

TS: What play or movie would be your dream design project?

OT: I really don’t have a specific project in mind. I love history and reading about how people of the past lived, so for me, any kind of period movie or play would be interesting to work on.


We’re so excited to see Olivia’s work come to life in our production of Arthur Miller’s The Price (January 29 – February 19). Be sure you get your tickets early!

Two Triad Stage Designers Take the International Stage

hart-headshotTwo Triad Stage designers will be featured on the international stage at World Stage Design 2017 in Taipei. Finalists were announced today.

Natalie Taylor Hart, Assistant Professor at Elon University, has been selected as a finalist in the Professional Designers Exhibition alongside 120 other designers for her work on Fences (April 2016). Her design will be exhibited at the event and in the digital portfolio at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taipei from 1 July to 9 July, 2017. Natalie is also slated to design for Triad Stages upcoming production of Having Our Say (February 22 – March 5, 2017 at the Hanesbrands Theatre).

Natalie Taylor Hart's design for FENCES.

Natalie Taylor Hart’s design for FENCES.

large_avatar_496666_esguu_ohz3lpjevbbobxcvqom-2Josafath Reynoso, props master, chief scenic designer, and assistant professor at Southeast Missouri State University, will be featured in the Emerging Designers Exhibition alongside 60 other early-career designers for his work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (September 2015). Josafath came to Triad Stage through the Southeastern Theatre Conference as a winner of the Ready-to-Work program.


Josafath Reynoso's design for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Josafath Reynoso’s design for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Since its launch in 2005, World Stage Design has attracted thousands of visitors and participants from across the globe. The event is produced every four years, and provides attendees and participants with an opportunity to experience the best in theatre design, performances, workshops, seminars, and thought-provoking exhibitions.

World Stage Design 2017 will exhibit jury-selected work from 120 professional designers and 60 emerging designers from 36 countries. The 2017 awards will be announced at World Stage Design 2017 on July 5, 2017.

Beautiful Star: The Mixtape



The Beautiful Star Mixtape is comprised of all the songs Artistic Apprentice Kamilah Bush overheard members of the cast and crew randomly sing in rehearsal.

Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill Gang
Tomorrow – Annie
Wade in the Water – Mavis Staple
And I am Telling You – Dreamgirls
Whip It – Devo
Move Bitch – Ludacris
Let’s Do it Again – Staple Singers
Kiss – Prince
Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
Folgers Theme Song
Keep on Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks
Changes – David Bowie
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
She’s a Lady – Tom Jones
Mmmbop! – Hanson
Here I Go Again – White Snake
Move your Feet – Junior Senior
What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Aretha Franklin
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Tipsy – J-Kwon
One Way or Another – Blondie
It’s All Over – Dreamgirls
Any Way You Want It – Journey

Most likely to burst into song: Nick Relos
Second most likely to burst into song (tie): Bryant Carroll and Lawrence Evans
Honorable Mentions: Ric Robertson and Danielle Hopkins

They also occasionally sing songs from the show, and if you haven’t caught a performance yet, get to booking! And Friday December 9th and 16th you can join the band and special guests in concert after the performance.

We’ll see you at the theater!

Holidays Away From Home

While there’s glamour and excitement in the theater life, there are challenges for our actors and creative team when they’re working so hard to make the holidays magical for our audiences that they have less time to enjoy the season with their own loved ones.

Some of the cast of Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity and A Christmas Carol shared some of their thoughts on the holiday season with us, and we thought we’d share them with you.


erin-burniston-headshotErin Burniston (Ethel Green | Beautiful Star)

“While in Greensboro and away from home during the holidays, to keep them special I try to keep up as many of my favorite traditions as possible.  My parents and I have quite a few movies that we like to watch during the holidays – instead of waiting until I return home to watch all of them, we pick days throughout December to watch the movies at the same time on our respective couches, and text throughout to share our favorite moments of them together.”

emmaclaire-johnson-headshotEmma-Claire Frances Johnson (Myrtle Ledbetter | Beautiful Star)

“The holidays are special to me because I get time off of school to be with my family and do what I want to do.  My family has a tradition of having fondue on Christmas Eve so I look forward to that time with my family and grandparents.  I love getting and giving presents and going to church with my family on Christmas Day.  When I’m not at TS I keep the holidays special by helping my family decorate the house, cooking/baking with my mom, watching TV with my brother and spending time with my family when they come into town for the shows!”

greg-brostromGreg Brostrom (Tidence Ledbetter | Beautiful Star)

“All the trappings of the holidays are symbols for the intangible parts of it: being together with those you love among others. So I always try to treat myself to one of the symbols in a small way to remind myself of that and connect to those I care about who may be far away. For example this Thanksgiving here in Greensboro I’m not going to cook an entire turkey just for me, but you better believe I’m going to have a little. No turkey matches my mom’s, but it’s the symbol of it that I care about when I’m away from home.”

david-sitlerDavid Sitler (Scrooge | A Christmas Carol)

“Not a Scrooge answer but being with family…be it my natural one or the one we have grown into while mounting and performing and ultimately giving the gift of ourselves and talents to the people who come to see us. I love watching the Macy’s day parade especially all the talented Broadway casts that perform before the parade kicks off…while the aromas of the turkey in the oven waft thru out the house.  For a couple of years I was in the parade as part of the Marvel Universe as Robo Cop and other super heroes…but that is another story.  When I am on the road for the holiday I like to help in a soup kitchen or food pantry and find a local church to become a part of their community and service.  “

*This year David found time to help serve lunch on Thanksgiving at the Samaritan Ministries in Winston-Salem. Way to help out, David!

camille-02Camille Varenne (Linda Green  Beautiful Star)

“At the holidays I like to:

  1. Eat lots of food, especially my Dad’s mashed potatoes!  #favorite  : )
  2. I try to give my love.
  3. I try to make sure nobody is sad.”



paul-gunterPaul Gunter (Beggar/Edward Cratchit/Boy on the Street | A Christmas Carol)

“Whenever I do have time I want to take advantage of it. It’s the small things at Christmas that can mean the most. Like family, my family always makes me happy on the holidays.”




Holiday Cheer: Spotlight on Nonprofits


The holidays are one of our favorites times of the year here at Triad Stage. We’ve got our holidays shows Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity and A Christmas Carol starting up the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, and our downtown locations in both cities put us right at the heart of the Triad’s seasonal festivities and merriment.

We also know that the holidays are times of giving back and spreading thanks. We went through some tough times last year, and are so grateful for the support of our fans and the Triad community. So in honor of the season, we’re taking an opportunity to spread our arms a little wider and call our thanks a little louder with our new program Spotlight on Nonprofits.

At each holiday performance of Beautiful Star in Greensboro and A Christmas Carol in Winston-Salem, we’ll be highlighting a different nonprofit working right here in our community to make life better for the people who call this place home. We’re right in the thick of sign-ups, but here’s who has already agreed to participate:

Able Earth, Arts for Life, The Beautiful Exchange, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Creative Aging Network, Emerging Ecology, Family Support Network, First North Carolina, Greensboro Housing Coalition, HandsOn, IRC, Komen NWNC, Second Harvest Food Bank, SECU Family House, Reading Connections, Wheels 4 Hope, Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro

Each participating nonprofit will have a table in the lobby to display information before and after the show, and as a special thank you we’re all giving each organization four tickets to the performance they’re spotlighted at.

If you work at or know of a nonprofit in Guilford or Forsyth County that would be interested in participating, please contact Tiffany Albright, Marketing Manager, at



InSight Speaker: John Poole

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John Poole, Associate Professor and the new director of the School of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, (UNCG) will be the InSight speaker for Arms and the Man, the opening production of Triad Stage’s 16th Season which begins on September 11th.

Born in North Carolina, Dr. Poole attended the University of Georgia in Athens and earned a doctoral degree in theatre history in 1955. From there, he went on to become the Director of Theatre and Dance at the University of Illinois. Former students of Poole’s say his lectures are animated, and it’s obvious he has a passion for theater and teaching. While serving e as Director of Theatre and Dance, he also spent five years as  the Managing Director of the well-known annual Shakespeare Festival. He is published in several journals including Theatre History Studies, which highlights expressive articles on theatre history.

During this 2016-2017 academic school year, Arms and the Man is among the events featured in UNCG’s War and Peace Imagined series, a project dedicated to exploring themes of war and peace within arts and humanities while examining how factors such as nationalism, religion, geography, class, race and gender play a role in conflict. The series was inspired by the Centennial Anniversary of World War I. This is the second series to be featured on the calendar at UNCG, the first occurring in 2014, the Globe & Cosmos, focusing on the celebration of 450 years Galileo and Shakespeare. These series are community engaging events within the Triad. Don’t miss out on this lecture you are certain to enjoy!

Please join us directly following the matinee showing of Arms and the Man on September 18th, where Poole will share InSights and provide some fascinating context for  the production. InSight lectures are free and open to the public. Visit the Triad Stage website for more details.