Join us for our second summer season of live, professional theatre on Davidson's campus!  The partnership with NC A&T continues this summer as we look forward to bringing you two North Carolina premieres, Clyde's by Lynn Nottage and how to make an American son by Christopher Oscar Peña.  This season is made possible by generous support from Nancy and Philip Kukura ('57).  

Common Thread Theatre Collective (CTTC) will create bold, fresh theatre that engages with our Lake Norman and wider Charlotte communities in an intentional and provocative way around inclusive stories of contemporary relevance. 

We want to create a strong company of local artists that value professional standards of production and work with us to produce stories that center traditionally underrepresented communities.

Common Thread would not be achievable without generous funding from the Bacca Visiting Artist and Scholar Program and the Clark Ross Academic Innovation Fund.  

Your gift will help Common Thread keep our local theatre artists engaged in making bold, fresh theatre for our communities!  Please click the button below and select "other" from the drop-down menu and then designate your gift to the Common Thread Theatre Collective.  We appreciate your support!

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Summer 2023 Season

Common Thread will again produce both shows in the Barber Theatre on Davidson’s campus


June 16 – July 25, 2023

By Lynn Nottage

In CLYDE’S, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them down, the staff members learn to reclaim their lives, find purpose, and become inspired to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich.

how to make an American son

July 14 – 23, 2023

By Christopher Oscar Peña

A “Model Immigrant” and business mogul, Honduran-born Mando’s cleaning empire is bracing for a downturn at the exact same moment when he must rein in his over-privileged American son Orlando. In the wake of a personal crisis, Orlando suddenly finds himself responsible for the fate of a treasured worker and the future of his father’s entire enterprise. What happens when the promise of the American Dream collides with the reality of immigration and family? A moving new coming-of-age comedy about the complexities of privilege, citizenship, sexual identity, and the most complex relationship of all: family.


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Davidson College partnered with North Carolina A&T University to create the Common Thread Theatre Collective, a new professional company that aims to feature diverse themes, voices and talent. 

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