When Rich Whittington and I founded our theater company over 13 years ago, we named it Triad Stage with the idea that it would be the premier regional professional theater serving the Piedmont Triad. We strive to honor the Triad in our name and welcome this opportunity to deepen our commitment to the region by creating professional theater especially for the Winston-Salem audiences in one of the region’s premier performance venues, Hanesbrands Theatre.
For our first year in Winston Salem, Triad Stage is presenting a diverse sampling of what we do best. First, the old and new collide in a new production of Triad Stage’s classic holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. In February, we present John Logan’s Red—a glimpse into the life of artist Mark Rothko set in his studio in the late 1950s. Finally, Brother Wolf will wrap up our inaugural season in Winston-Salem. This was the first collaboration between myself and Laurelyn Dossett and we cannot wait to share it with our new friends in the Triad.
We named our 13th season, The Lucky Season. Little did we know how lucky we would become.