After 20 seasons and more than 140 mainstage productions, Triad Stage is permanently closing its doors.
Triad Stage is permanently closing its doors after 20 seasons and over 140 mainstage productions. We at The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro are saddened by this news. Triad Stage was an important cultural asset in Greensboro and is leaving an important legacy: Thought-provoking original works, musicals that made your feet tap, comical farces that made you laugh and think, and inspired productions. There was so much more to Triad Stage than theatre; there was downtown revitalization, a sense of community, and pride. We honor this legacy.
All organizations have a lifecycle. Nonprofit organizations are no exception. Each member of the Triad Stage staff gave so much over its 20+ seasons. We are grateful to each of them—from founders Rich Whittington and Preston Lane to Kate Holland and Sarah Hankins, who worked hard to reimage Triad Stage in the 2020’s. We thank the hundreds of actors, production teams, and staff members who made Triad Stage special, as well as the board members who cared for the mission and legacy of being a professional regional theatre. Each member has left an imprint. In the words of Board Co-Chair Cassandra Williams in their press release, “For 20 years, this organization entertained audiences, premiered new work, and introduced schoolchildren to the experience of live theater. We should never lose sight of the good work done here, and we will deeply miss our role in Greensboro’s arts community.”
Change is hard but inevitable. As an arts community, other theatre companies will emerge to inspire us. New uses for the beautiful building will be realized. With change comes opportunity. Today, let’s look back and celebrate what Triad Stage gave the Greensboro community. We are a better community because we had Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro. Thank you for a remarkable 20 years.