The NC Stage Ensemble is dedicated to bringing professional performances to audiences who experience barriers to attending live theatre.
Where We Perform
Performances are coordinated with and performed for audiences in non-traditional spaces such as homeless shelters, correctional facilities, community centers, low income senior centers and locations throughout rural Western North Carolina. For schools with few arts resources, the Community Tour includes the option for student workshops with teaching artists within the Ensemble.
In addition to the Community Tour, the Ensemble offers a series of ticketed performances for audiences at NC Stage. Performances at NC Stage are staged in the round, with all the lights on, so our audiences may enjoy the performances as it is experienced at each tour location.
“Because theater is richer when EVERYONE is in the audience.” – Michelle Hensley, Ten Thousand Things
About the Ensemble
Members of the Ensemble are artists committed to equity, integrity and excellence for audiences of all experiences and backgrounds, as an ensemble and within themselves. We perform in the round, with all the lights on, and with only what we can easily carry in terms of props and costumes. Live sound and music play an integral role in how we tell the story.
NC Stage is joining a growing community of theaters across the country inspired by the work of Ten Thousand Things, a theater company in Minneapolis founded by Michelle Hensley. Ten Thousand Things has been sharing extraordinary theater with non-traditional audiences for over 26 years.