Our Mission

The Guild’s mission is to elevate theater companies and artists as well as the audiences that support them by providing different tools that aid in the increased productivity, visibility, and recognition of the many theatrical efforts of our region.

Blood at the Root | Raleigh Little Theatre | photo by Areon Mobasher

Our commitment

We are committed to inspiring a regional theater community that is recognized nationally for its contributions to both professional and non-professional endeavors, fostering an industry that sustains full-time careers in the theater!

Board of Directors

Charlie Brady (Founder, President) is an actor, director relocated from NYC and now resides in Raleigh with his wife, Lauren Kennedy Brady. A professional actor of almost 30 years, Charlie spent 17 years in New York City and performed on stages on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Equity National Tours and Regional Theater across the country. He brings this variety of experience to his mission to connect our region’s theater community and help support more full time opportunities in the industry. Inspired by the commitment and passion of the triangle theater community, Charlie is committed to stimulating productivity, visibility, and the celebration of all our region continues to accomplish.

Mike McGee (Secretary) is a Raleigh Based Actor, Director and Stage Manager appearing on and off stage across theatres throughout the Triangle. Mike served two years as President of Raleigh Little Theatre and also currently serves on the Board of Directors at Forest Moon Theatre and Capital Arts Theatre Guild. When not involved with theatre, Mike travels the world as a Sales Executive at IBM. He resides in Raleigh with his wife and two Children.

Raleigh native, Carly P. Jones (Board Member), is a theatre artist and vocalist, performing on stages throughout the Triangle, as well as an arts administrator working in communities across the state. Having received her training and education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she earned degrees in Vocal Performance, Black Music History, and Arts Administration. As a classically trained singer, Carly also enjoys performing as an active recitalist. Carly currently works in the arts administration field and specializes in funding, community programming, arts advocacy, nonprofit development and cross-cultural work. She had the pleasure to work for a number of arts organizations including the NC Arts Council, Arts Together and the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh. Carly has led work around ways to make the arts sector more accessible across cultural and socio-economic boundaries for all artists and communities. She believes that the arts can be used as a unique tool to cultivate empathy and bridge divisions throughout our diverse country. Stay tuned for her next projects: www.carlyprentisjones.com

Thao Nguyen (Board Member) is an Actor/Singer who is comfortable on both the operatic and musical theatre stage. Nguyen is acclaimed by critics for his “velvety baritone and his ease and grace on stage.” As an in-demand vocalist, Nguyen can frequently be seen onstage as a soloist in symphony concerts and as a guest artist in pop concerts. Also active in Film and TV, Nguyen is represented by The Brock Agency for Film/TV/Commercial.  A graduate of UNC School of the Arts, Nguyen is currently based in Winston Salem, NC where he maintains a private voice studio. You can follow Thao on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @thetaoofThao and www.thaotnguyen.com for further information.