Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's Live- New Site, New Blog for NC Stage

Thank you to everyone who has been following us on our Google Blog!  We have just launched a brand new website and a brand new blog.

We will be posting even more content on the new blog so you can stay in the loop about all the exciting things happening at NC Stage.

See you soon!

-The NC Stage Staff

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Writer Responds to Open Rehearsal

Check out this blog post from writer Sharon Willen who attended a Venus in Fur rehearsal this week as a part of our virtual rehearsal project.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Writers and Creatives Come to NC Stage

Venus in Fur rehearsal heated up last night with writers and creative minds coming to see a portion of rehearsal.   Afterwards, the director hosted a discussion panel with the actors.  

Pictured: Hannah Sloat and Willie Repoley.  Photo Credit: Ray Mata, Blue Ridge Pictures.    

Some of the discussion centered around the different perspectives from each seating section around the stage.  Depending on their view of the story unfolding, attendees seemed to choose: Team Hannah or Team Willie.  

Venus in Fur opens at NC Stage on March 19th, 2014 with Pay-What-You-Can-Night!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Venus in Fur Photo Shoot

Check out a few sneak peek pictures from the photo shoot for the upcoming production of Venus in Fur at NC Stage.  Rehearsals started this week.  We will keep you posted as we go along- the show opens on March 19th, 2014!    

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Video message from Charlie Flynn-McIver

Thank you to all the NC Stage supporters!  May you all have a wonderful new year with lots of great theatre!

To make an end of year gift to NC Stage, click here.

Friday, December 27, 2013

What Were You Doing A Year Ago?

Often, the holidays inspire us to take a look back at the year that's about to end, and remember our experiences.   At NC Stage, we are looking back at 2013 and the experiences that happened here.  At this point last year, we were in the last week of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, (not unlike this year!) and planning the year ahead

Since then, patrons had more than 10,000 experiences, in our intimate theatre, watching plays.  Hundreds of students have had the experience of using theatre to learn new skills, from writing and performing in their own plays about North Carolina State history, to a dozen students performing in The Seagull and Alice in Wonderland in our classes.  We had extensive renovations on the lobby, backstage, and auditorium, so the artists and audiences can have an even better experience.  We produced a world premiere playStalking the Bogeyman, which many audience members described as the best theatre experience they have ever had

Notice a theme?

The world is giving us all more tools to create experiences.  Our phones, tablets, and computers give us a chance to have experiences with distant friends and relatives.  We can use interactive software to make choices that help us achieve greater experiences by telling us where the best restaurants are or how many stars does this or that movie have.  We live in a moment where we can watch a movie instantly on the couch, on the bus, anywhere.

You know what you can't stream, download or tweet?
  The thrill of the lights going dark. A performer stepping on stage and saying the first lines that set the world of a play in motion.  The excitement of the poetry, drama, and humor unfolding right in front of you in the original High Definition entertainment.  The vicarious experience of the characters that becomes your own experience.

Think of the experiences you've had at NC Stage this past year.  Does the memory of that experience tug at you longer than the last episode of (insert name of reality TV show here)?

If those types of experiences are meaningful to you, I hope you'll plan on helping to make those experiences a reality for you and others in Asheville by donating to our annual fund.  Because some things you just can't download!  Click the link below to donate online using our secure server. You can also make a donation by calling us at (828) 239-0263 or you can mail your donation to 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC 28801.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stopping in to see Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol.

Checking out the end of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol on opening night.  It's quite extraordinary and a brilliant performance by Michael MacCauley!