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World Premiere drama brings folk art from mountains to stage

January 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016
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WORLD PREMIERE DRAMA BRINGS FOLK ART FROM MOUNTAINS TO STAGE
 
Hickory Museum of Art to help inspire cast of Radiunt Abundunt, a world premiere drama by Preston Lane and folk musician Laurelyn Dossett 
 
(Greensboro, NC) — On Thursday, the Hickory Museum of Art will host an uncommon group of artists – actors from Triad Stage’s world-premiere production Radiunt Abundunt. The show is the latest in a series of successful collaborations between Triad Stage Artistic Director Preston Lane and singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett – each production reflecting the distinctive voice of the greater Appalachian region. It is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
The cast of six women from across the country, plus Lane and Dossett will tour the Hickory Museum of Art later this week, and talk with Executive Director Lisë C. Swensson and folk art collectors Barry and Allen Huffman.
 
“It gets harder and harder to see this art in person. When I was a kid you could see it everywhere,” says Lane, who thinks the actors will have a deeper understanding and appreciation for outsider art and artists after seeing the museum’s collection of folk art. 
 
Coincidentally, 60 third graders from Camden’s Mountain View Elementary School will be visiting the Museum’s 3rd floor “DISCOVER FOLK ART” exhibition while Triad Stage’s collaborators and cast will also be visiting this unique installation. Featuring Southern contemporary folk art objects from the Museum’s permanent collection, many originally purchased by Barry and Allen Huffman from their self-taught creators, the exhibit is designed for visitors of all ages. 
 
The third graders from Mountain View will be involved in a scavenger hunt searching for unusual materials used by folk artists. These artists’ idiosyncratic expressions will also help students compare and contrast life lived in a community – addressing social studies and language arts objectives from North Carolina’s Essential Standards. Additionally, the Museum’s folk art will provide Triad Stage performing artists with a backdrop from which to base their acting in the upcoming world premiere drama.
 
Radiunt Abundunt will be performed at The Pyrle Theater in Downtown Greensboro, February 21 – March 13, 2016. 
 
 
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION 
The creative team includes: scenic designer Anya Klepikov, costume designer Bill Brewer, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Taylor Dankovich, and projection designer Nicholas Hussong. The dramaturg is Bryan Conger, Christine Morris is the resident vocal coach, Denise Gabriel is the resident movement coach, Cindi Rush is the casting director, and the stage manager is Emily J. Mails.
 
 
THE CAST
The cast includes Kate Goehring (Triad Stage: Wit; Underneath the Lintel; The Glass Menagerie; The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; and The Little Foxes), Lisa Kitchens (Triad Stage debut), Dori Legg (Triad Stage: Brother Wolf, Snow Queen), Madelynn Poulson (Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2014-2015), All’s Well That Ends Well), Beth Ritson (Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2013-2015), All’s Well that Ends Well, Steel Magnolias, Night of the Iguana, Picnic, Bus Stop, Brother Wolf, Tobacco Road and The Rainmaker) and Lizzie Wouters (Triad Stage: Common Enemy). 
 
More information on the production can be found online at www.triadstage.org.
 
ABOUT TRIAD STAGE
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in Greensboro using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, Arts Greensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. 
 
Triad Stage’s 15th Anniversary Season continues with an American classic Fences, by August Wilson (April 10 – May 1, 2016) and closes with a sexy comedy by Moliére, Don Juan (June 5 – 26, 2016).
 
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.  
 
To purchase tickets or for performance information on Raidunt Abundunt, call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or toll-free at 866.579.TIXX (8499), or visit www.triadstage.org.
 
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