Triad Stage

The State of Things
10:01 am
Tue August 19, 2014

'Pocket Change' Brings Revolutionary Love Music Back To The Stage

Greensboro-based musician Laila Nur

Musician Laila Nur plays live at the Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro


Musician Laila Nur developed her “revolutionary love” music style when she moved alone to Greensboro at 19. 

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The State of Things
9:57 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Good Versus Evil In the Blue Ridge Mountains

A scene from the Triad Stage production Brother Wolf.
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A conversation with Preston Lane, writer and director of Brother Wolf and artistic director of Triad Stage and musicians Laurelyn Dossett and Riley Baugus perform live
Beowulf is a classic tale that has been told and retold in many ways. But in 2006, a team in Greensboro designed a surprising twist on the age-old tale: a music-filled play set in Appalachia.
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The State of Things
10:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Triad News Update

Greensboro skyline
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WUNC Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii talks about Greensboro development plans and the latest on the coal ash spill


 The Greensboro City Council approved a plan directing $65 million toward the development of a performing arts center in Greensboro. Similar venues in Durham and Charlotte have brought revenue and recognition to the cities. Greensboro leaders hope their investment will yield similar rewards. 

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The State of Things
11:16 am
Thu June 6, 2013

A Redneck Romance

Tennessee Playboy is a new play written and adapted by Preston Lane, set to debut at Triad Stage.
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A sneak preview of the play 'Tennessee Playboy', premiering at Triad Stage next week

A stranger staggers into an East Tennessee truck stop with a tale of murder. So begins the play Tennessee Playboy, premiering at Triad Stage next week. Host Frank Stasio talks with Triad Stage artistic director Preston Lane about his original adaptation of J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World. Plus, the cast performs a scene.

The State of Things
11:59 am
Wed January 23, 2013

The Aliens


Two 30-somethings talk in obscurity about music, philosophy and Charles Bukowski while their lives pass them by. But when a teenager enters their life and becomes their student, everything changes.

"The Aliens" is showing at the UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage through January 27. Host Frank Stasio talks about the production with director Jonathan Brady; and actors Sterling Hurst and Owen Hickle-Edwards.

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State of Things
9:11 am
Tue December 18, 2012

The Case of Nathan Bowie

In 1991, Nathan Bowie and his uncle killed two men — Nelson Shuford and Calvin Wilson — outside an apartment complex in Catawba County. Bowie was 20 years old at the time. The crime was inexcusable and Bowie received the death penalty for it. But the case was complicated by a number of factors that could have kept Bowie off of death row.

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State of Things
1:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Laila Nur

For Laila Nur, moving from New York to Virginia with her family was a choice. Later, however, moving away from her family was a necessity. Laila came out as queer. And that not only went against her family’s beliefs. It went against her religion – Islam. She has been struggling with these contradictions ever since. Laila developed her revolutionary music style in Greensboro at age 17. She talks with host Frank Stasio and plays live at the Upstage Cabaret of the Triad Stage.

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State of Things
8:58 am
Tue October 16, 2012

The Brand New Life

North Carolina's own "The Brand New Life" fuses African traditions with jazz and modern techniques.

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State of Things
3:24 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Trouble in Mind

The play “Trouble in Mind" is currently in performances at the Triad Stage.  It features a rare protagonist – an older African-American woman who boldly picks apart the theatrical roles that are offered to her. Preston Lane is the artistic director of Triad Stage and the director of the production.

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