On July 1, 2011 the Galax Theater Guild officially moved under the umbrella of the Arts & Cultural Council of the Twin Counties in order to ensure the continued production and presentation of plays and the preservation of the theatre guild’s history in Galax. In 2015, the former board members of the Galax Theatre Guild voted to “retire” the name, “The Galax Theatre Guild” and the Arts & Cultural Council of the Twin Counties became the sole producer of community-based, live theatre in the Twin Counties. This most recent incarnation was commemorated with a Gala Celebration of 40 Years of Live Theatre in the Twin Counties in April 2015.
Active members for the former Theatre Guild are consulting members of the Arts Council’s Production Committee and are responsible for choosing plays, creating budgets and developing fundraising plans for each production. The directing, casting, rehearsing and performing of plays remains a community effort and administration and fiscal oversight remains the responsibility of the Arts Council of the Twin Counties.
To commemorate this merger of these two dynamic arts organizations, the Galax City Council approved a proposal to build an outdoor stage in the wooded area behind the Galax Public Library. Dedicated to the Galax Theatre Guild & Carol Waddell, we broke ground in the Spring of 2012. The following year, stacked stone benches were added as permanent seating for the outdoor stage. Future plans for the stage’s enhancement include adding a “roof” for lighting over the stage.
If you are interested in directing, performing, designing or working behind the scenes in future productions, please contact the Arts Council at 276-238-1217 or email us at email@example.com.