NCTC is North Carolina’s statewide service, leadership, and advocacy organization for theatre.

Mission, Vision, & Values

The mission of the North Carolina Theatre Conference is to strengthen NC’s vibrant theatre industry and engage tomorrow’s artists, audiences and advocates.

Our vision is to champion a theatre industry that is strong, sustainable, innovative, collaborative and connected. Where…

  • Participation in theatre is desirable and attainable for every resident, and theatrical audiences represent the diverse population of our state.
  • Theatre is recognized as a vital component to all NC communities and is richly supported by public and private funding.
  • All NC schools offer comprehensive theatre arts education and a curriculum infused with arts integration.
  • North Carolina is a state enriched by thriving theatre communities from the mountains to the coast

NCTC is the steward of collective industry knowledge, which we believe is strengthened by the engagement of individuals and organizations in every area of the state.

  • We value all those who practice the art of theatre.
  • We encourage all expressions of theatre in NC while spotlighting excellence.
  • We believe in nurturing our theatrical ecosystem by encouraging collaboration and promoting the values that unite us.
  • We believe NCTC must serve current membership needs and also be an industry leader in forecasting future trends.
NCTC is committed to investing more in the cultivation of Black theatre leaders and working to break down the barriers that prevent Black leaders from rising to positions of power; to lift up Black artists and share their stories; to do more to spotlight NC’s HBCUs; and to provide environments for Black students to thrive. ⁠

Our People

NCTC operates with a small full-time staff and a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Staff

Meet the experienced and passionate professionals who manage NCTC membership, programs, events, and advocacy.

Board of Directors

Our board represents our membership of K12 schools, colleges and universities, and community and professional theatres