Triad Stage is a not-for-profit professional regional theater serving Greensboro since 2002. Guided by our core values of Excellence, Artistic Risk, Imagination, Community, Learning, Inclusion, Collaboration, Rejuvenation, A Southern Voice and being a leader in the arts of North Carolina, we invest in innovative theatricality producing the highest quality live productions in the Triad.
Triad Stage owns and operates two facilities in Greensboro. First, our downtown theater center which includes the Pyrle Theater, UpStage Cabaret, three lobbies, administrative offices, our box office and bar. Once the home of the Montgomery Ward department store, the building sat vacant for nearly forty years before renovations began in 1999. The theater center is also the home of the WUNC Greensboro News Bureau consisting of office space and a broadcast studio and the headquarters for the North Carolina Theater Conference, an industry service organization. The Triad Stage Production Facility is on Holbrook Street, near the Greensboro Coliseum and houses paint decks, carpentry shop, costume shop, properties shop and storage for the thousands of properties, pieces of furniture and costumes in our stock.
Triad Stage is more than just our buildings and the shows that we produce on our stages. Triad Stage is committed to creatively engaging with this community within the themes of the work that we produce. When we select our season the first question we ask is what topics or problems do we want to engage? In our current season we chose military service, housing inequality and challenging family dynamics which lead us to producing SOUTH PACIFIC, A RAISIN IN THE SUN and THE PASSION OF TERESA RAE KING. We honored a service member at every performance of SOUTH PACIFIC and are busy engaging a group of African American lawyers in discussions around A RAISIN IN THE SUN.
With our current season we have recommitted ourselves to creative education. We have hired a full-time Learning Director to administer our current educational programming while expanding our offerings. We provide student and educator discounts for any of our performances and host morning student matinees for school groups at deeply subsidized cost to the students. The Triad Stage Professional Training Program is a 9 month program with 9 early-career apprentices working in roles throughout the company. We are the state hosts and administrators for two national high school competitions: Poetry Out Loud and The August Wilson Monologue Competition. We are producing a local arm of the national program Young Playwrights for Change, a program for middle school students focused on addressing social inequity. In partnership with Peppercorn Theatre at the Kaleideum of Winston-Salem we are developing a Teaching Artist Working Group. We are piloting a professional development series for K-5 teachers in Guilford County Schools and this summer we will host the inaugural Triad Stage Summer Camp for young learners 8-18 years old.