Alpha Psi Omega is the largest national honor society in America with over 550 casts. Colleges and universities of recognized standing, having an established theatre program or theatre club for the purpose of producing plays, will be eligible for membership. The business of Alpha and Delta Psi Omega is supervised by National Officers.
The theatre department encourages its faculty and students to attend and participate in a wide variety of professional theatre experiences. The following are a selection of professional organizations that offer its members opportunities, information, and outlets for creative growth and development. All theatre majors and minors are encouraged to participate in these organizations.
The North Carolina Theatre Conference has been the service, leadership and advocacy organization for North Carolina’s theatre community since 1970. Through NCTC, members share time, experience and expertise with one another. NCTC supports scholarships and internships, new play awards and high school play festivals. The organization advocates for sound public policy in the arts arena.
Although regional in its founding, the southeastern Theatre Conference invites a national audience to its mission, namely, “stimulation and organizing theatre experiences of the highest possible standards and encouraging appreciation and understanding of the same.” They accomplish this by inviting groups and organizations, both professional and academic, to present and participate in a variety of forums. These forums provide and encourage ideas and opposing
views to be discussed. They serve as a much needed bridge between the Academic world of theatre and the Professional. The conference is four days long and held in March each year. In addition to the forums and workshops available at SETC, over 150 producing companies audition hundreds of actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and technicians for various summer stock opportunities.
The USITT keeps thousands of performing arts professionals in touch with today’s rapidly changing theatre technology scene. The function is to conduct and encourage communication of and about shared interests of the membership by providing forums for professional growth through conference programming, by developing research projects, and by collecting and dissemination information. Membership is offered to professionals, faculty and students.
Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theatre departments and student
artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.
The Greensboro Playwrights’ Forum was founded in 1993 as part of the ongoing and growing programs of the City Arts Drama Center. Its mission is to aid playwrights of the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina in getting published or produced through contacts, marketing, and improving their skill as dramatic writers.
Barn Dinner Theatre
120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro 27409
Ric Gutierrez, General Manager
520C South Elm St, Greensboro 27406
Community Theatre of Greensboro
Performing at The Broach Theatre
Mitchel Sommers, Executive Director
High Point Community Theatre
220 E Commerce Ave, High Point 27262
Greensboro City Arts
Parent organization of: Livestock Players, Greensboro Children’s Theatre, 3rd Stage
220 N Davie St, Greensboro
Stephen Hyers, Managing Director
National Black Theatre Festival
610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, 27106
Mabel Robinson, Artistic Director
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
220 E Commerce Ave, High Point 27262
Pedro Silva, Managing Artistic Director
Open Space Café Theatre
4094 Battleground Ave, Greensboro 27410
Jo Nierle, Artistic Director
Paper Lantern Theatre
1959 Peace Haven Rd #276, Winston-Salem 27106
Theatre Alliance of Winston Salem
1047 W Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem 27101
Jamie Lawson, Artistic Director
Touring Theatre of North Carolina
Brenda Schleunes, Producing Artistic Director
232 South Elm St, Greensboro 27401
Preston Lane, Artistic Director
Twin City Stage
610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem 27106
Norman Ussery, Executive Director