The Magnetic Theatre

The Magnetic Theatre

Featured in the New York Times, Charleston Magazine, Asheville Citizen-Times, Mountain Xpress, Rapid River Magazine, The Laurel of Asheville, WNC Magazine, Verve Magazine, Bold LIfe Magazine, The Asheville Scene, and on many blogs and websites, The Magnetic Theatre is a not-for-profit production company that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with enthusiastic audiences. We are proud to be the only theatre in the southeast that presents all-original works, and the first professional theatre in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

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We are committed to new work, from conception to production, and we are also committed to our local base of artistic talent. 

We have an ever-growing company of writers, directors, actors, improvisers, choreographers, composers, musicians, performers, designers, technicians, and volunteer staff to make it all happen. 

We are always interested in meeting and working with new people, so please do come introduce yourself to us!

What you’ll see here can’t be seen anywhere else, and more often than not, you’ll see it first.

Artistic Director: Steven Samuels (

Producer: Chall Gray (

Managing Director: Katie Anne Towner (

Associate Artistic Directors: John Crutchfield, Lucia Del Vecchio, Katie Anne Towner

Artistic Associates: Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe

Volunteer Coordinator: Alison Young (

Photographer & Videographer: Peter Brezny

Graphic Designer: Steve Shell

Our Board of Directors is Kenet Adamson, Scott Dedman, Stephanie Hickling Beckman & Tracey Johnston-Crum.

The Magnetic Theatre, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation. We would be happy to share our governing documents, conflict of interest policy, financial statements, and IRS Forms 1023 and 990 upon request. For further information, please email

We are very proud of the world-premiere shows we have produced so far, and the fantastic group of people we have worked with. We're also always looking for new talents to work with--so please don't hesitate to shoot us an email at and introduce yourself.

To read about our past shows click here.

To read about the amazing and talented folks we have worked with click here.