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World Premiere April 29-May 20 3

Preston Lane Founding Artistic Director

Richard Whittington Founding Managing Director

A partnership production with UNC School of the Arts

Written by Thornton Wilder Directed by Carl Forsman◊ Scenic Consultant Natalie Taylor Hart

Costume Design by Lauren E. Pennebaker◊

Lighting Design by Robert Perry §

Dramaturg Kamilah Bush

Dialect Coach Robin Christian-McNair◊

Casting by Cindi Rush Casting

Stage Manager Terence Orleans Alexander*

Assistant Stage Manager Ingrid Pierson*

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(in alphbetical order) Constable Warren............................................................................. Alex Bodine◊ Rebecca Gibbs...................................................................................... Eliza Brand Emily Webb..........................................................................Catherine Calloway◊ Professor Willard.........................................................................Tyler Campbell◊ Mrs. Webb.......................................................................................Laurel Casillo* Simon Stimson............................................................................Mitch Connelly◊ Stage Manager................................................................................. Michael Early* Dr. Gibbs...............................................................................................Josh Foldy*◊ Howie Newsome........................................................................ Everett Graham◊ Sam Craig.................................................................................Andrew Hollinger◊ Joe Crowell....................................................................................... Gabriel Kane◊ Mrs. Soames.................................................................................... Devin Kessler◊ Mrs. Gibbs....................................................................................... Krystel Lucas* Joe Stoddard......................................................................................... Rick Miller◊ Wally Webb............................................................... Auguste Paul Thielemann Mr. Webb......................................................................................... Rajeev Varma* George Gibbs...........................................................................Rickey Watson Jr.◊


The entire play takes place in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.


Alex Bodine◊ (Constable Warren) Triad Stage: Wit. Regional/Local: Richard III (Bridge Production Group, NY); Heathers (Blackfriar’s Theater, NY); Charley’s Aunt (Peterborough Players, NH). Educational: Angels in America: Part 1 (UNCSA). Education: UNCSA.

Eliza Brand (Rebecca Gibbs/Ensemble), age 11, is in sixth grade at Paisley Middle School in Winston-Salem. She got her start in acting as “Juliet” in the Arts Based School’s production of Romeo and Juliet on the Border, and as “Hecate” in the Shared Radiance production of Macbeth in Greensboro. She’s excited about Our Town and the upcoming UNCSA Acting Out! production of Legally Blonde, but it is Shakespeare’s words that capture her best: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Catherine Calloway◊ (Emily Webb) Triad Stage debut. Regional: The Pirates of Penzance (NC Symphony); Rapunzel, The Jungle Book, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth (Barter Players). Educational: “Molly Aster” in Peter and the Starcatcher (upcoming), “Marta” in Company, Right You Are (If You Think You Are), Side Show, Blue Window. Film/TV: Jesse (film), various commercial work. Education: UNCSA BFA Acting class of 2018. Tyler Campbell◊ (Professor Willard) Triad Stage debut. Regional: “Sergeant” in The Pirates of Penzance (NC Symphony). Educational: “Larry” in Company, “Signor Ponza” in Right You Are (If You Think You Are), “Ensemble” in Side Show, “Griever” in Blue Window, “Roderigo” in Othello. Film/TV: “Tuba Boy” in Shifting Gears. Education: UNCSA drama class of 2018. Laurel Casillo* (Mrs. Webb) Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Elevada (Yale Rep, nominee outstanding actress Connecticut Critics Circle); Mutual Philanthropy (New Jersey Rep); Mama’s Boy (George Street Playhouse, Good Theater); Mad Love (Northern Stage); The Rainmaker (Good Theater, winner best actress Broadway World Maine 2015); Talley’s Folly (Hangar Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Shayna Maidel (Chenango River); Black Comedy (Shadowland Theater). NY: Bryan and Kim, The Custodian, Don’t Step on the Cracks (NY Fringe); In Naked Time (The Beckett); The Kitchen Plays (HB Playwrights Theater); What a Life (Center Stage). laurelcasillo.com


Mitch Connelly◊ (Simon Stimson) Triad Stage debut. Regional: “Matt” in Bare: A Pop Opera (Diversionary Theatre); “Samuel” in The Pirates of Penzance (NC Symphony). Educational: “Smee” in Peter and the Starcatcher (upcoming); “Martin” in The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia?; “Judge Littlefield/St. Matthew/Caiaphas the Elder” in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; “Counselor Agazzi” in Right You Are (If You Think You Are); “Peter” in Company (UNCSA). Education: UNCSA, BFA Acting class of 2018. Michael Early* (Stage Manager) In a career spanning more than thirty years, Michael Early has distinguished himself in a variety of roles Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and on television. He is an Associate Artist with The Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he most recently appeared as “Cardinal Richelieu” in The Three Musketeers. Television appearances include Forever, Royal Pains, Damages, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Early Edition, Another World, All My Children, and One Life to Live. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Vassar, Oberlin, the British American Drama Academy, and served as Director of the Theatre Program at Harlem School of the Arts. Mr. Early is a graduate of Yale School of Drama. Josh Foldy◊* (Dr. Gibbs) Triad Stage: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Other Desert Cities, Anna Christie, A Christmas Carol (2010-2014), The Woman in Black (Director), Dial “M” for Murder, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Doubt. Off-Broadway: Urban Stages, The Drilling Company. Regional: Paper Lantern Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, Caldwell Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Players Theatre Columbus, Idaho Repertory, Playwrights Center, Alaskan Shakespeare Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, New Theatre. Television: As the World Turns. Josh teaches in the Drama School at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Education: Northern Kentucky University, Yale School of Drama. Everett Graham◊ (Howie Newsome) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2017). Educational: Peter and the Starcatcher (upcoming), Orange Flower Water, Blue Window, Side Show, There Are Crimes and Crimes, Arms and the Man (UNCSA). Education: BFA Acting, UNCSA.

Andrew Hollinger◊ (Sam Craig) Triad Stage debut. Educational: “Mechanic” in Middletown, “Maurice” in There are Crimes and Crimes, and “Butch Honeywell” in Last Days of Judas Iscariot (UNCSA). Education: UNCSA class of 2018.


Gabriel Kane◊ (Joe Crowell) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2017). Educational: Peter and the Starcatcher (upcoming), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Right You Are (If You Think You Are), Arms and the Man, Master Harold and the Boys (UNCSA). Education: BFA Acting, UNCSA. Krystel Lucas* (Mrs. Gibbs) New York: Couriers and Contrabands (Barrow Group Theatre); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot). Regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, The Old Globe, Alley Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Dorset Theatre Festival, The Guthrie, TheatreWorks Hartford, Passage Theatre Company. Film/TV: Jessica Jones (Netflix); The Blacklist (NBC). Education: MFA Acting, NYU. BA Mass Communication, UNCA. Devin Kessler◊ (Mrs. Soames) Born in Alexandria, VA and raised in the Chevy Chase, MD and DC area, Devin is now a resident of Winston-Salem. After graduating from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC with a degree in Theatre, Devin began attending UNCSA, where she will be graduating in May 2018 with a BFA in Drama. Her conservatory theatre credits include Company and Much Ado About Nothing. Her regional theatre credits include The Unspoken 200 (Off Broadway), Ragtime, Take One Step, and Four Little Girls. She is thrilled to return to Hanesbrands Theatre to be part of this wonderful production. Ase. Rick Miller◊ (Joe Stoddard), a philosophy and humanities teacher at UNCSA since 1972, has appeared in the Little Theatre production of Shadowlands and the UNCSA productions of Brigadoon and Street Scene. This is his first appearance with Triad Stage.

Auguste Paul Thielemann (Wally Webb) is twelve years old, in sixth grade, and resides in Lenoir, NC. He enjoys acting, singing, playing the piano, learning the French horn, and building Legos. He is excited about his second semester of musical theater classes at UNCSA and he is especially thrilled to be part of this performance. Favorite past roles include “Michael Hobbs” in Elf the Musical and “Edmund” in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Rajeev Varma* (Mr. Webb) can be seen as “Hasmukh” in Brown Nation on Netflix. He appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard and in Seattle Rep’s production of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice as “Mr. Bennet” and “Charlotte”. Raj is one half of Those Indian Guys; their award winning one-man show “D’Arranged Marriage” has toured seven countries over ten years. New Zealand TV credits include 1000 Apologies, NZ’s first prime time Indo-Asian sketch comedy show, The Millen Baird Show, and The Blue Rose. US TV credits include Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Hercules and Cleopatra 2525. Film Credits Include: 1nite, The Price of Milk, We’re Here to Help, Vindaloo Empire, The Box and Impossible Monsters. Rickey Watson Jr.◊ (George Gibbs) is excited to be returning to Winston-Salem to make his regional theater debut. As an UNCSA graduate, Rickey is currently living in New York where he is pursuing his acting career. He also teaches theater to the children of Harlem at Harlem Children’s Zone. Local: Billy and the Golden Pencil, Jungle Book (Peppercorn Theater). Educational: Sideshow, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (UNCSA).

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States ◊ Faculty member, student or alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts § Member of USA (United Scenic Artists) ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers, dancers and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org.


and directing.

Carl Forsman◊ (Director) is thrilled to be making his Triad Stage debut. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Keen Company in New York, where he produced and directed more than 20 plays. Other credits include The New Group, Atlantic, Primary Stages, Long Wharf, Asolo, Merrimack Rep, and many others. He is a professor at UNCSA, where he teaches acting

Natalie Taylor Hart (Scenic Consultant) Triad Stage: Having Our Say, Fences (finalist in World Stage Design 2017 Taipei). New York: Slave Shack (Algonquin Theatre); Associate Designer for The Wiz (Tour, The Netherlands). Regional: Life in the Fat Lane (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Local: As You Like It (Burning Coal Theatre); Oldfriends.com, Blithe Spirit, Kind Lady (Monomoy Theatre, Cape Cod). Educational: The Crucible (Columbia University); Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (The Hartt School). Assistant Professor and Resident Designer at Elon University. Exhibitions: USITT Design Expo, Prague Quadrennial. MFA from Ohio University. natalietaylorhart.com Lauren E. Pennebaker (Costume Designer) Our Town is Lauren’s first show with Triad Stage. Educational: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (UNCSA). Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Robert Perry § (Lighting Designer) Triad Stage: Buyer & Cellar, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Deathtrap, Julie’s Dance, Steel Magnolias, All’s Well That Ends Well. Off-Broadway: The Water Engine (Atlantic Theater); Reefer Madness (Variety Arts); Boston Marriage (NY Public Theater); Kingdom of Earth (Drama Dept.); Lost Lake (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional/Local: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Goodman Theatre & Arena Stage); Crowns (McCarter Theatre); Billy the Kid (LaJolla Playhouse); Coriolanus (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Queens for a Year (Hartford Stage). Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama; BFA, UNCSA. Other: Associate Professor of Lighting Design, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. robertperrydesign.com Kamilah Bush (Dramaturg & Artistic Apprentice) is a graduate of The University of North Carolina where she earned a BFA in Theatre Education. This is her second season with Triad Stage. She is also the new co-artistic director of Paper Lantern Theatre for Our Tomorrow. She grew up in Gastonia, NC and there she fostered her love for theatre. A Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival award-winning playwright, her play What. was produced by the Bennett Players at Bennett College and she was a finalist in the Quicksilver Playwrights of Color Summit 2017. Robin Christian-McNair◊ (Dialect Coach) Triad Stage: Having Our Say, A Christmas Carol (2015-2017), The Mystery of Irma Vep. Robin has recently come from New York City where she was teaching at the Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University and Tepper Semester (Syracuse University) and Co-chair of Voice and Speech and Artistic Council at HB Studio. Previous teaching experiences are Maggie Flanigan Acting 10

Studio, ACTeen, and The Hagen Core and Summer Intensive Programs in The Hagen Institute at HB Studio, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, and at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College of New York. Her degree is from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she received an MFA under the direction of William Esper. Ms. Christian McNair is Linklater Voice designated, Feldenkrais certified, and has a speech and accent certification in Louis Colaianni’s “Joy of Phonetics”. She is a member of Actors Equity, SAG and VASTA, and is a professor at UNCSA. Cindi Rush (Casting Director) New York: Silence! The Musical, My Mother’s Jewish Lesbian Wiccan Wedding (NYMF Winner 2010), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons, The Thing About Men, Urinetown, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival. Regional: Penguin Rep, Triad Stage, Act II Playhouse, Arena Stage, Goodman, Humanafest. Film: Ghoul, The Woman (Top 9 Sundance 2011), In the Family, Offspring, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Headspace. Tours: “Barney”, “Curious George”, “Kidz Bop.” Terence Orleans Alexander* (Stage Manager) Triad Stage: And So We Walked, Having Our Say, A Christmas Carol (2014-2017). Broadway: Mary Poppins, Wicked, Newsies. Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival (17 seasons); Washington National Opera (7 seasons); Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Fulton Theatre; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Baltimore Opera Company; Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Education: Professional Theater Training Program (PTTP) at University of Delaware; Master of Fine Arts, Stage Management. Ingrid Pierson* (Assistant Stage Manager) Triad Stage: Tennessee Playboy, A Christmas Carol (2011-2012), The Illusion, Ain’t Misbehavi’. Off-Broadway: Leah the Forsaken, Mornings at Seven. Regional: Theater at Monmouth, Weathervane Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, Roxy Regional Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre. Tours: Theatre­works USA. Education: BFA, Technical Production, UNC Greensboro.


TRIAD STAGE’S CO-FOUNDERS Preston Lane (T riad Stage Founding Artistic Director) Preston grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina with Appalachian ancestry stretching all the way back to Tidence Lane, the first Baptist preacher in what would become Tennessee. His childhood dream was to live in a NC Piedmont city where he could hear trains and interact daily with such big city trappings as revolving doors and escalators. He frequently checked out recorded plays on albums from the old Watauga County Public Library and spent many afternoons listening to Marat/Sade, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, and A Streetcar Named Desire. His central conflict as a child was that on Saturday evenings his parents wanted to watch The Lawrence Welk Show and he wanted to watch Hee Haw. This conflict still dominates much of his work. Besides a brief fascination with being a dump truck driver, Preston never considered any other career than as a theater maker. He became aware of himself as an artist at UNCSA, developed a passion for visual storytelling at Yale School of Drama, and is deeply indebted to a long line of collaborative partners. He is also thankful for amazing teachers from Miriam Darnell, Sandra Daye, John Foster West, Yury Belov, Earle Gister, Barney Hammond, Lesley Hunt, Ming Cho Lee, Nick Martin and many many others. Preston is honored to pass on the tradition they entrusted to him to the next generation. Gerald Freedman took him under his wing and Richard Hamburger gave him his first real job and mentored him. He founded Triad Stage with Rich Whittington to explore how theater can engage with a community. He’s directed nearly 100 shows, written almost a dozen, and is an honorary citizen of Hawboro, NC. He believes that theater can make our community stronger by exploring stories that unite and challenge us. Preston is grateful to be a theater maker in North Carolina. Richard Whittington (Triad Stage Founding Managing Director) has served as Managing Director of Triad Stage since its inception. Rich earned an MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and has a BFA in Acting and Directing from Marymount Manhattan College. Rich served for nine years on the board of the NC Arts Council, where he participated as a member of the Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of ArtsNC and Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and has served on numerous grant panels. Rich has taught Theatre Management at Greensboro College and NC A&T University and has guest lectured at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and UNCG. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rich served as Artistic Administrator for the Dallas Theater Center and Associate Producer of Dallas’ The Big D Festival of the Unexpected. His experience also includes work at the Roundabout Theatre in New York and StageWest in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2010, Preston and Rich were honored with Downtown Greensboro, Inc.’s J. Edward Kitchen Leadership Award. In 2013, they received the Adelaide F. Holderness/H. Michael Weaver Award from UNCG for distinguished public service. Rich was a 2016 Artist in Residence at UNCG. 12

Director’s Note OUR TOWN has a reputation that is more ill-deserved than any masterpiece of the last century. If remembered at all, it’s too often thought of as traditional and homespun. While it certainly traffics in familiar theatrical fare (romance, marriage, family), it does so with a unique point of view and a dramatic technique that remains revelatory and challenging. Wilder was encouraged in his endeavors by an unlikely supporter, Gertrude Stein. The iconoclastic writer and thinker said, “Can’t you see that when language was new - as it was with Chaucer and Homer - the poet could use the name of a thing and the thing was really there? He could say, ‘O moon’, ‘O sea’, ‘O love’, and the moon and sea and love were really there. And can’t you see that after hundreds of years had gone by and thousands of poems had been written, he could call on those words and find that they were just wornout literary words? The excitingness of pure being had withdrawn from them; they were just rather stale literary words. Now the poet has to work in the excitingness of pure being; he has to get back that intensity into the language… it’s not enough to be bizarre .” Stein’s words validated Wilder’s early efforts for the theater, short one-act plays which found poetry in simplicity and sincerity. In OUR TOWN, his gifts were on full display, and he exploded notions of traditional play architecture and the boundaries of realism. Michael Feingold, the esteemed critic, wrote about Wilder’s technique in this way: “[It] is accomplished with a few chairs and a few willing people. The illusionist stage is renounced; the coyness of naturalistic exposition is renounced; pat moralizing and facile wisecracking are renounced; even the illusions built by dramatic structure are, if not renounced, at least creatively disrupted. Wilder’s forms are modernist; his means are those of a traveling troupe in a village square.” Feingold reminds us that Wilder was an avant-garde artist; if we’ve all just caught up to him, it doesn’t mean that the disruption of his revolutionary dramatic work has lost any of its power or relevance. I was Wally Webb in a professional production of OUR TOWN when I was 11, and it was a profound experience for me, encountering this masterpiece at a formative age. Working on the play has been a terrific reminder of the play’s great emotional heft and love for humanity. In the theater, to burgle Ms. Stein’s expression, it’s not enough to be bizarre. OUR TOWN might use an unconventional technique, but (in common with other great works of art), it connects us to our wonder and gratitude - to the sense that maybe, possibly, there is some intention behind the great mystery of being.

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Thornton Wilder “We’re all People, before we’re anything else. People, even before we’re artists. The role of being a Person is sufficient to have lived and died for.” Thornton Wilder wrote these words in a letter to his sister Isabel and it could be argued that this simple, beautiful truth was the thesis statement of entire body of work. His ability to add value to things that could be easily overlooked can be traced through all of his literature. Perhaps this is because he lived such a rich and storied life. Thornton Niven Wilder was born April 17, 1897. His father was a newspaper owner and public speaker, and his mother was an accomplished poet. He was the second child of Amos and Isabella Wilder. When Thornton was nine, his father was appointed the American Consul General and moved the family to Hong Kong. Amos was a strict puritanical man, who supported prohibition and sought to raise his children under the guidance of

Christian values. Because his salary was small, the family spent lots of time living apart - unable to afford to live and stay together. They began to write letters to one another to stay connected. It is likely that this continued correspondence is what led Thornton and all three of his three siblings to pursue careers in writing. Thornton, however, would be the only one to gain much success from it. When the United States entered WWI, Thornton volunteered for the Army’s Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Adams, Rhode Island and earned the rank of Corporal. After completing his enlistment, he earned a BA at Yale, his father’s alma mater. After graduation, he studied archaeology in Rome for a short time before returning 14

Top left (L-R) Amos, Isabel, Mother Isabel, Charlotte and Thornton Wilder (age 12). Bottom left and right: Wilder was a visionary and revolutionary of the American theater.

to the United States to become a French teacher in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Wilder then went on to earn an MA in French Literature from Princeton in 1926. The same year, the author debuted his first novel The Cabala, which was followed by his first Pulitzer Prize-winning publication, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, in 1927. The success of this novel not only made him a critical success, but a commercial one and he replaced his father as breadwinner for the Wilder family. He built a house in Hamden, CT, where his siblings often lived and where his sister Isabel remained for the rest of her life.

year he completed perhaps his greatest theatrical work - Our Town. With this play, Wilder perfected the art of the simplicity, requiring the audience to rely on their imaginations, their own lived experiences and their ability to turn the observable into the supernatural. This master work earned the writer his second Pulitzer Prize. By 1942, Thornton had won three Pulitzer Prizes, the third for his play The Skin of Our Teeth, and had written the critically acclaimed screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Shadow of a Doubt. But as the world was once again thrust into the throes of war, Wilder felt compelled to serve. He enlisted again and remained in Italy until the war’s end in 1945, this time earning the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Thornton continued to teach, accepting a position at the University of Chicago where he stayed until 1937. The following 15

Following his decorated service, Wilder moved to Chicago and continued teaching and writing, penning several more plays, adaptations and novels. He had also built an incredible circle of talented friends including Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Alfred Hitchcock. He did not allow the celebrity of his friends to influence his writing however, and once said:

This attitude is reflected by his great ability to capture life as it happened. By celebrating the everyday comings and goings of regular people, Thornton Wilder managed to turn the perfectly mundane into something slightly remarkable. When in 1975, Thornton Wilder died at the age of 78. He had done a great deal more than lived the role of a Person: he had cast himself as a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and teacher, and his commitment to elevating our simplest selves and making every moment of our lives valuable - more than anything - is what solidified him as one of the greatest of American authors.

“One of the dangers of the American artist is that he finds himself almost exclusively thrown in with persons more or less in the arts...one of the benefits of military service, is being thrown into daily contact with nonartists, something a young American writer should consciously seek—his acquaintance should include also those who have read only Treasure Island and have forgotten that.”

- Kamilah Bush, Dramaturg

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Winston-Salem Corners Thornton Wilder’s Our Town starts with a beautiful description of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire – painting a picture of the town in which the play takes place. As a way to celebrate the beauty of our own town, we’re using Wilder’s exciting and vivid descriptive abilities as the inspiration to paint a picture of the places in which the scenes of our lives play out. Find the Corner of Winston-Salem described below, take your best photo and share it to social media with #wscorners. More descriptions of our town can be found in the lobby! The name of the town is Winston-Salem, North Carolina right near the center of the state: latitude 80°15′37.77″W; longitude 36°6′9.95″N. The day is February 14, 2018, right after noon and the clock on the Calvary Moravian Church has just signaled the hour. Where I’m standing North Spruce St. intersects with Second St. Just to my right is the Billing Banking and Trust. And over in the distance a ways, you can see the domed top of the Wells Fargo Center, which used to be the old Wachovia headquarters, before they moved to Charlotte in 2001. That’s just a little bit of our town here, there’s much more out there to explore. photo credit: Winston-Salem Convention & Visitors Bureau 17

Triad Stage began as a dream... Co-founders Preston Lane and Richard Whittington forged their artistic partnership as graduate students at the Yale School of Drama. After managing a theater in Connecticut for two years, they undertook the three-year task of opening their own theater in the heart of historic Greensboro. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased the former Montgomery Ward building, which had been built in 1936 and sat vacant for almost 40 years. Renovations transformed the five-story building into a world-class theater center now called The Pyrle Theater, complete with a 300-seat theater and thrust stage, rehearsal hall, offices, two spacious lobbies and other audience amenities. Photo courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum

The Grand Opening took place in January 2002 with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer.

In 2008, Triad Stage finished a second round of renovations to The Pyrle. A scene shop annex was added in the basement. The top floor underwent major construction to create the 90-seat UpStage Cabaret performance space, the Sloan Rehearsal Hall, and the studio and office facilities of WUNC Public Radio’s new Greensboro Bureau. In 2011, Triad Stage purchased a 30,000 square foot building near the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to serve as the theater’s new production facility, relocating its scene, costume and properties shops as well as its warehouse. In 2013, with significant support from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Triad Stage announced a major expansion of programming to be produced at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem.



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Now in its 17th season, Triad Stage has over 3,000 Season Passholders and more than 700 annual donors. The company has received accolades on national, state and local levels, including being named “One of the 10 Most Promising Emerging Theatre Companies” by the American Theatre Wing and “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by the Drama League of New York. Triad Stage has been voted the Triad’s “Best Live Theater” by the readers of the News & Record’s GoTriad thirteen years in a row and named “Professional Theatre of the Year” by the North Carolina Theatre Conference in 2003 and 2011. Its production of Tobacco Road was listed among the “Best of 2007” by The Wall Street Journal, its production of The Glass Menagerie was named “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” by Triangle Arts & Entertainment, and 2012’s production of Reynolds Price’s New Music trilogy was named among the “Best Productions” of the year in Triangle Theatre by Independent Weekly. 18

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Core Values


Triad Stage is guided by core values that inspire all aspects of our operations. These core values are a daily reminder to our entire company of why and how we produce theater for our community.


We strive for bold, daring excellence in all of our endeavors as we seek to create professional theater with regional and national impact.

Artistic Risk

Striving to constantly challenge ourselves, we reserve the right to take artistic risks and make mistakes.


Triad Stage delights in the imaginative process. We uphold freedom of expression as indispensable to the power of imagination.


As individuals are united in their shared experience of the theatrical event, strangers become friends, common ground is discovered, and dialogue begins. In imagining the lives of others, our capacity for empathy is strengthened.


Theater is a valuable part of a lifetime of learning. Our work and the dialogue it creates should spark curiosity and inspire creative ways of thinking for our artists, staff and audience.


Our community’s varied diversity must not only reflect itself in Triad Stage’s casting and staffing, but also in the selection of the stories we choose to tell.


We celebrate and encourage an artistic process rooted in collaboration. We seek to mirror this process in all aspects of our operations and actively seek partnerships with other organizations to benefit the well-being of our communities.


We are committed to revitalizing our historic downtowns by greatly enhancing the cultural life of the Piedmont Triad through entertainment and by providing an economic impact benefiting other area businesses.

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THANK YOU Please help us continue to bring professional theatre to this stage, by keeping the Arts Council’s annual campaign at the top of your list of annual gifts.



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Annual Campaign Contributors Please consider joining the following individuals, corporations, and foundations who have contributed generously to Triad Stage’s 2017 Annual Campaign. Annual Campaign Donors as of January 24, 2018 *Donors have renewed commitments to 2018

PRODUCERS CIRCLE ($10,000+) The Arts Council of WinstonSalem and Forsyth County ArtsGreensboro Lindsey & Frank Auman Suzanne & Bud Baker Bluezoom Vanessa & Roy Carroll The Carroll Companies The Cemala Foundation Clem & Hayes Clement The Honorable Aldona Wos & Mr. Louis DeJoy Cynthia & William Graham The City of Greensboro Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau James G. Hanes Memorial Fund John W. & Anna H. Hanes Foundation Hanesbrands, Inc. Sally Pagliai & Kyle Jackson Kathy Manning & Randall Kaplan Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Lincoln Financial Foundation Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem The Michel Family Foundation North Carolina Arts Council Piedmont Natural Gas Sylvia & Norman Samet The Shubert Foundation Linda & Tom Sloan Pam & David Sprinkle Ken Steele Elizabeth & Robert Strickland VF Corporation

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Board of Trustees

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Officers Dabney Sanders, Chair Chris Hobson, Chair Elect Leigh Ann Klee, Treasurer Kate Barrett, Secretary Mindy Oakley, Immediate Past Chair Linda Sloan, Founding Chair Frankie Jones, Jr., At-Large Erica Parker, At-Large Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director

Artistic Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Sarah Hankins, Associate Artistic Director Lauren Smith, Learning Director Kamilah Bush, Artistic Apprentice Administration Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director Jason Bogden, General Manager Ramon Perez, Company Manager Bobby Pittman, Facilities/Rentals Coordinator Justin Nichols, Development Manager Tiffany Albright, Marketing Manager Stacy Calfo, Graphic Designer Kathryn Knoerl, Administrative Apprentice

Members at Large Vanessa Carroll, Karen Dyer, Deborah Hayes, Tomasita Jacubowitz, George Johnson, Leslie Marus, Cathleen McKinney, John Poole, Margaret Penn, Justin Outling, Cissy Parham, Nancy Peterson, Todd Rangel, Paul Russ, Adrian Smith, Kathleen Smith, Tom Styers, Steve Sumerford, Lydia Vaughan

Audience Services Sherry Barr, Director of Audience Services Olivia Langford, Box Office Manager Martha Latta, Mary Reading, Box Office Managers on Duty Josh Kellum, Box Office & Lobby Bar Associate Annalee Glatus, Clarice Weiseman, Box Office Associates

Winston-Salem Advisory Council Lydia Vaughan, Chair Mary Walker Fry, Drew Hancock, Joia Johnson, Susan Little, Cathleen McKinney, Angie Murphrey, Tog Newman, Randi Palmer, Gordon Peterson, Nancy Peterson, Milton Rhodes, Keith Vaughan, Sue Wall

Production Lara Maerz, Production Manager Tannis Boyajian, Technical Director Donald Quilinquin, Master Carpenter Eric Hart, Props Master Jennifer Speciale Stanley, Costume Shop Manager Erin Barnett, Assistant Costume Shop Manager Troy Morelli, Master Electrician Derek Graham, Sound Supervisor Jessica Holcombe, Scenic Charge Alex Boyt, Stage Management Apprentice Eva Trunzo, Carpentry Apprentice Shay Hopkins-Paine, Props Apprentice Jennifer Stadelman, Lighting Apprentice Sara Beth Watkins, Costume Apprentice

Greensboro Advisory Council Judy Wicker, Chair Hayes Clement, Ralph Davison, Sandra Hughes, Lesley Hunt, Ron Johnson, Ancella Livers, Dennis Quaintance, Sylvia Samet, Joy Shavitz, Tom Sloan, Harrison Turner, Alan Tutterow


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