Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 90,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 30,000 students from 24 counties.
Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipients Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, and Ben Gazzara. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre from building sets, props and costumes to marketing, development and box office.
A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Year after year their support and patronage contribute to the success of the theatre. Additional support from government, foundations, corporations and SyracuseUniversity helps to ensure the continued role of Syracuse Stage as a valued cultural resource for the community.
Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association.
Timothy Bond, Producing Artistic Director Syracuse Stage and SU Drama
Timothy Bond has more than 20 years of experience in leading regional theatres throughout the country. He served for 11 years as Associate Artistic Director of the famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and prior to that, Bond spent 13 years with the Seattle Group Theatre, serving as Artistic Director from 1991-1996. While there he directed more than twenty plays and oversaw the largest capital campaign in the company’s history, culminating in the completion of a new theatre complex in the Seattle Center.
Bond received a Theatre Communications Group/National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellowship Award and has twice won Backstage West’s Garland Award for Outstanding Direction for Les Blancs (1998) and Blues for an Alabama Sky (1997). He was assistant director to Peter Sellars on the world premiere of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer at the Brussels Opera; Lyons, France; Vienna Festival; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was also assistant director to Ping Chong on the world premiere of Elephant Memories at New York’s La MaMa E.T.C. Bond holds a BFA from Howard University and an MFA (magna cum laude) from the University of Washington. He has served on the faculties of the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin (Lorraine Hansberry Professorship Award).
Diana Coles, Interim Managing Director