[Business Spotlight] Triad Stage
Triad Stage was founded by Preston Lane and Richard Whittington in 1999 and held their grand opening in 2002 with the Pyrle Theatre. According to the website, Triad Stage opened with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer. In 2013, Triad Stage expanded to downtown Winston-Salem with the Hanesbrands Theatre. Today, according to the website, Triad Stage has 3,200 season pass holders and more than 400 annual donors. The core values of Triad Stage, as expressed on the website, are excellence, artistic risk, imagination, community, learning, inclusion, collaboration, rejuvenation, a Southern voice and North Carolina.
Triad Stage’s current show, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity covers both the Southern voice and North Carolina tenants of its core values. The play was written by Lane the artistic director of Triad Stage.
“One of my favorite things about being an artist and making my home in the Triad is bringing to life on stage the voices and experiences of real North Carolinians, like in Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity,” he wrote in an email. “The South is so important to our artistic identity at Triad Stage that “North Carolina” and “A Southern Voice” are two of our core values. We pride ourselves on being part of the Triad community.”
In the email, Lane also said that Triad Stage hopes to bring stories to the stage that the community can “see themselves in” for many more seasons to come.
Don’t miss Triad Stage’s current holiday shows, A Christmas Carol (Hanesbrands Theatre, Winston-Salem) playing now through Dec. 24 and Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity (The Pyrle Theater, Greensboro) playing now through Dec. 24. The upcoming shows include A Raisin in the Sun (The Pyrle Theater) showing from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18, 2018, and Our Town (Hanesbrands Theatre) showing from Feb. 14 to March 4, 2018. For more information, visit www.triadstage.org.