Red Barn Studio History

Tony Award Winner and former Wilmington Resident, Linda Lavin and her husband, Steve Bakunas bought and renovated a South Third Street garage not far from their downtown home. In 2007, they launched the Red Barn Studio Theatre, staging complex dramas and comedies by contemporary American playwrights. Lavin often starred in these productions, taking the title role in Driving Miss Daisy, and college professor and writer Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories. Collected Stories continued to Broadway in 2010, and earned Lavin one of her six Tony nominations.

In 2013, Thalian Association Community Theatre signed a three-year, rent free lease with Lavin and Bakunas. The theatre will provide the 227 year old community theatre a space to build sets, hold classes and special events, as well as adding a brand new summer season, making the Thalian Association Community Theatre a year round production company.

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Susan Habas
Executive Director

Chandler Davis
Artistic Director

Samantha Herrick
Community Arts Center Director

Lance Howell
Technical Advisor

Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402

Red Barn Studio Theatre
1122 S. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28402

Thalian Hall Box Office
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-632-2285

Our Generous Supporters:

Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported the Thalian Association Community Theatre with grant awards for our 2016-2017 season.  These funds provide much-needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

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