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by Lucas Hnath

November 12-19, 2022

@ Durham Bottling Company, Durham, NC

We were blessed with fantastic actors, director, designers, and production team;

generous volunteers; sold-out houses; four-star reviews; glowing word-of-mouth;

and the opportunity to greet and receive feedback from enthusiastic audience members

before and after each performance.

Cast: David Berberian, Lenore Field, Marleigh Purgar-McDonald, Jeri Lynn Schulke

Director: Mark Filiaci

Production Team: JJ Bauer, Taylor Bugge, Sean Haggerty, Derrick Ivey, Daniel Levin, Griffin Matthews, Denise Schumaker

Supported by a grant from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund.

First Annual Season Launch Party

September 29, 2022
@ Durham Bottling Company, Durham, NC

Over 100 theater-lovers gathered at the historic Durham Bottling Company to celebrate the launch of RedBird's inaugural season with music by Adam Sampieri, catering by Mezcalito Grill, and craft beer/spirits by Lonerider Brewery.  It was a helluva swell party!


by William Mastrosimone

October 7-17, 2021
@ Shadowbox Studio, Durham, NC

RedBird Founders David Berberian, Derrick Ivey, and Jeri Lynn Schulke made their first foray into theatrical collaboration with this acclaimed independent production: mounted on a shoestring, rehearsed in a garage, and performed in Durham's intimate Shadowbox Studio. Everything clicked, and a theater company was born!

Cast: David Berberian, Jeri Lynn Schulke

Director/Designer: Derrick Ivey

Producer: David Berberian

Production Team: James Bowman, Joe Keilholz, Alex Maness, Raven Manocchio

RedBird Festival

March 13-22, 2015
@ The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC

The inspiration for our company's name!

The brainchild of  Dorrie Casey and Jeri Lynn Schulke, this festival featured new works by North Carolina playwrights, directed by North Carolina directors, and performed by North Carolina actors. 

Playwrights:  Dana Coen, Howard Craft, Marianne Ginger, Jane Holding, Debbie Seabrooke,

Michael A. Smith

Cast:  Jade Arnold, Marcia Edmundson, Lenore Field, Greg Hohn, Jane Holding,  Jimmy Magoo, 

Tom Marriott, Brandon Rafalson, Melanie Rio, Alex Thompson, Jane Allen Wilson

Directors: Dana Coen, Tamara Kissane, Greg Hohn,  Tom Marriott, Chaunesti Webb

Producers:  Dorrie Casey, Jeri Lynn Schulke

Production Team:  Joseph Amodei, Brittany Bugge, Catharine Carter, Tori Chaffee, Marissa Erickson, 

Liz Grimes-Droessler, Tom Guild, Rob Hamilton, Dick Hill, Julie Kaplan, John Paul Middlesworth, 

Emma Nadeau

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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou (Winston-Salem, NC)
- poet/memoirist/activist -

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