About Us

Syracuse Stage is the premier regional professional theatre serving Syracuse and the Greater Central New York community. Syracuse Stage, a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, creates innovative, adventurous and entertaining productions, including new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals. Each season Stage produces six to seven productions, one of which, usually a musical, is a collaboration with SU Drama. In addition, the education department produces one touring production for elementary and middle school students, in addition to the student matinee series of mainstage productions attended by about 20,000 students each season.

We believe that the work we do enhances the cultural thread of our community. We strive to always be a present force, serving and engaging our audiences through a number of auxiliary programs, including Blue Star Theatres for military families, Pay-What-You-Can Night to make the theater experience affordable for everyone, plus numerous accessibility programs.

Syracuse Stage has been illuminating the many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre for 40 years, and we are looking forward to the years to come.


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).


Jeffrey Woodward, Managing Director

Jeffrey Woodward is the Managing Director of Syracuse Stage. For 17 years he served as the Managing Director for the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. During his tenure, McCarter was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and produced over 40 world and American premieres including Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics, Athol Fugard’s Valley Song, Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon, Regina Taylor's Crowns, and Stephen Wadsworth's adaptations of three plays by Pierre Marivaux. Woodward is a Trustee and Secretary of Theatre Communications Group, a former secretary for the League of Resident Theatres, a former Trustee and President of ArtPride New Jersey, and has served as a panel chairman, panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has worked for the Hartford Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, Northlight Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and served as a consultant to a number of organizations. He holds a BA from Pomona College and a MBA from New York University.


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