Reaching All Worlds
Past, Present, and Future
Reaching All Worlds of Greensboro started performing original stage plays in 2001.
The first stage play was called, “The Woman with an Issue of Blood”, which was performed on November 16th and 17th at the Dana Auditorium on the campus of Guilford College. It was such a hit, the public asked for an encore performance the following spring of 2002 on February 8th and 9th again at the Dana Auditorium.
We wanted to invite the community out to fellowship with us and our group and to give them a preview of our next play, “I’ll Rise Again”, so we put together our first Spring Social at the YMCA downtown Greensboro. It was very successful. The audience was enticed with the cliffhanger and they were forced to purchase tickets just to see the entire play. While making production schedules it was time to get ready for rehearsals for our next performance of “I’ll Rise Again” to be performed in the fall of 2002. This stage play was also performed in the Dana Auditorium of Guilford College on November 16th and 17th. What a wonderful modern day story of Job in the bible.
In 2003, there was much on our agenda and we were beginning to include persons from outside the organization who were talented in artistic design and stage.
Ronnie Keith of the Watchful Network asked us to perform for their annual Black History Month Business Expo on February 7, 2003. We held our first annual Investor’s Delight Dinner-Theater fundraiser for our group at the Realtor’s Association in Greensboro. On the program for the event was some local talent who helped us with our fundraising efforts.
A third play, “A Woman, A Warrior” was written by the playwright Robin Culbreath and we were on our way to performing this play in the Curry Auditorium on the campus of UNCG. After a stellar performance, we were asked to perform this play again in the spring of 2004. This was our first sponsored play and we were all excited. It was a hit with the audience and was considered for travel to other cities within North Carolina.
In the fall of 2003, Robin wrote her first serious drama called, “Broken”, a play about domestic violence. This play was performed on November 8th and 9th at the Dana Auditorium on Guilford College’s campus once again. Family Services of the Piedmont came in and set up to give out information and offer counseling to women in our audience who may have or were involved in an abusive relationship. This play pulled on many emotional strings but was a success. It was performed again in the fall of 2004 with a sequel called, “Broken Again” at the Dana Auditorium as well.
In the spring of 2004, Robin wrote her first comedy called, “What U Say?” This play was performed on Mother’s Day at the Hayes Taylor YMCA, Dudley Room. We provided the public with refreshments and vendors for their shopping pleasure.
In 2005 and we have achieved much for this organization. Our first event of 2005 was a Black History month fundraiser held on February 26, 2005 in the Dudley Room of the Hayes Taylor YMCA. On April 23, 2005 our bi-annual Investor’s Delight Dinner-Theater Benefit was held and our guest speaker was none other than Mr. Larry Leon Hamlin of the National Black Theatre Festival. It was time to start rehearsals for the first play of 2005, “It’s Time… To Make A Change”. This play was a complete success and was performed on Friday November 4th and Saturday November 5th at Elim Christian Fellowship Church on Westover Terrace in Greensboro, NC.
We are excited about what is in store for us in 2007. We wait with anticipation and excitement.
This site was last updated 08/17/06