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We are North Carolina artists.

Our homes and families are here. Our lives are here. 

Our roots are deep and intertwined. 

We are inspired by the wealth of talent in our own backyard. 

We are part of it. We were born from it. We tend to it every day. 

We are producers, designers, directors, writers, builders, teachers,

actors, dancers, musicians, mentors, sages and servants. 

We wield beauty and magic. We have the scars to prove it.

We know creative, resourceful, capable people.

We intend to know more. 

We are at our best when we collaborate. 

We value stories that ask tough questions and reveal uncomfortable truths. 

We seek out works that inspire, challenge and frighten us. 

We know our audience is hungry for the same. 

We are proud. We work hard. We dream big. 

We make theater.  

          I did not come into this world

          to be comforted.

          I came, like redbird, to sing.

              — Mary Oliver “I will Try”

About: Welcome

RedBird Founders


David Berberian

David Berberian has been a regular on Triangle Stages for over 20 years. He has taken on projects as an actor, director, producer, designer, and set builder with several organizations including The Juilliard School, The Vineyard Theater, The Minetta Lane Theater, Duke University, Manbites Dog Theater, The Heights Players, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, Piedmont Performance Factory, Deep Dish Theater, Theater Delta, The Justice Theater Project, East Carolina Summer Theater and many more.

David became a company member at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham beginning in 2001 and remained such until they closed in 2018. He continues to travel the country with

Theater Delta using interactive theater for social change to foster conversations in our ever-changing world. David serves as an Asst. Manager for Duke Venue and Production Management at Duke University.


Derrick Ivey

A native North Carolinian, Derrick Ivey has been a mainstay of regional theater for more than thirty years. He has worked as actor, director, choreographer, designer, producer, administrator, and educator in collaborations with Manbites Dog Theater, Playmakers Repertory Company, Theatre Raleigh, Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance, Archipelago Theatre,  The North Carolina Symphony, The Durham Savoyards, Deep Dish Theater, The ArtsCenter, Durham Arts Council, Chatham Arts Council, Temple Theater, Cape Fear Regional Theater, Duke University, William Peace University, and many more.  

Derrick was a company member of Manbites Dog Theater from 1989 through their final production in 2018; Artistic Director for The Durham Savoyards from 2002 to 2020; principal dancer with choreographer Killian Manning; and Director of Theater Programs for The ArtsCenter in Carrboro for most of the 1990s, during which time he also served as Director of Marketing and Publications.

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Jeri Lynn Schulke

Jeri Lynn Schulke is a Triangle-based actress, director, producer, arts administrator, and teaching artist. Jeri Lynn is a proud graduate of the Professional Actors Training Program with an MFA in Theater Performance from UNC-Chapel Hill. She also holds a BA in Theatre Performance from

the University of Iowa.  

Jeri Lynn has led education departments as Director Education for the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory at

The ArtsCenter and the Summer Youth Conservatory at PlayMakers Repertory Company.  Since 2017 she has held the position of Education and Engagement Associate

as a member of the Artistic Team at PlayMakers.  

About: Performances

RedBird Advisors

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Lenore Field

Events Manager



Mark Filiaci

Founder, American Theatre Practice


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Yvette Holder


Playwrights' Advocate

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Staci Sabarsky



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Devra Thomas

Arts Instigator

Arts Administrator

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Esse Quam Videri
"To be rather than to seem"

- North Carolina State Motto -

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