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Raising the Curtain: An Inside Look at the Schaefer Center

Festival audiences often voice their curiosity about how App Summer comes together each season. Join the festival staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Schaefer Center (including a peek backstage) and a handful of pop-up home offices, a glimpse into the specialized roles of the festival staff, and a journey through the virtual […]

“My Life in the Theatre:” NC Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander

Featuring moderator Ray Miller, Professor of Dance Studies and Theatre Arts, Appalachian State University Sit down for an informal and compelling chat with Winston-Salem-based North Carolina Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander as the award-winning playwright-director talks about the history of the acclaimed company and the importance of sharing the black experience on the […]

Introducing Sarah Jones and friends* (who live in her head)… 

This preview made specially for the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by Sarah Jones as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer known for her multi-character, one-person […]

National Players presents “As You Like It”

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented National Players from traveling the U.S. and completing Tour 71, that didn’t stop America’s longest-running theatre company from bringing theatre to their fans. Through this recorded preview performance of Shakespeare’s female-driven comedy As You Like It, which combines classic elements of romance and hidden identities, NP continues its mission of making […]

NC Black Repertory Company presents Freedom Summer

Mariah Guillmette and Nikyla BoxleyNORTH CAROLINA BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY presentsFREEDOM SUMMER Written by Cynthia Grace RobinsonDirected by Jackie Alexander Freedom Summer tells the story of two sisters — Nora, who has started a new life “passing” as a white woman in Boston, and Carrie, who is preparing to travel to the deep South to register […]