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The Joys of Sharing Live Art

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance inspires, transforms, and unites people through unique, diverse, and unconventional theatrical productions. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization continued to find ways to create and share art for the community through virtual and outdoor performances.

“If there’s any good that can come from this recent disruption to our society, may it be that we recognize how delicate life is and how many wonderful things we once took for granted—the joys of communion and gathering with loved ones, laughing alongside those we share common interests with, and experiencing live art,” said artistic director, Jamie Lawson.

The 35-year-old nonprofit found a new permanent home this past year, in a downtown facility that’s accessible and welcoming. Capacity-Building and Capital Grant support from the Foundation is helping Theatre Alliance create a strategic plan, gain volunteers from diverse backgrounds, and transition internal operations to adapt to the new facility.

“We’ve been so happy to get back to telling stories and sharing the human experience. It’s such a privilege and a necessity to share art with our community,” said Lawson.