Production History

Peppercorn Theatre was founded in 2010 as a vehicle for the creation, development, and professional production of new plays for family audiences in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2014, Peppercorn joined the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, which later merged with SciWorks to become Kaleideum.

To date, Peppercorn has produced 28 original plays in collaboration with organizations such as the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Krankies Coffee, Delta Arts Center, and Hanesbrands Theatre.

2018-2019 Season

Learn to Speak Doll

By Angelica Chéri
Directed by Nathan Ross Freeman
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

July 7-15, 2018

Hanesbrands Theatre

Música, Música, Marisol Música

By Christina Quintana

December 27, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Kaleideum North

The Jungle Book

By John Bowhers

April 2-18, 2019

Kaleideum Downtown

2017-2018 Season

Lost & Found

By Harry Poster and John Bowhers
Music by Colin Allured
Directed by Harry Poster

April 10-22, 2018

Kaleideum Downtown

Raise The Moon

By Becca Drew Ramsey
Directed by Lina Chambers

January 19-28, 2018

Kaleideum North

Pied Piper in Workshop

By Mike Chamis
Directed by Becca Drew Ramsey

November 11, 2017

Kaleideum Downtown

The Sky Game

By Kimberly Bellflower
Directed by Hannah Wolf

June 16 – July 2, 2017

Delta Fine Arts Center

2016-2017 Season

Lost & Found

By Harry Poster and John Bowhers
Music by Colin Allured
Directed by Harry Poster

April 15-20, 2017

Kaleideum Downtown

The Tourist Trap in Concert

By John Bowhers
Music by Daniel Emond, Sarah Hund, and Ben Mackel
Directed by Harry Poster

March 25, 2017

Kaleideum Downtown

Peter and the Wolf

By Sergei Prokofiev

Choreographed by Helen Simoneau
Directed by Harry Poster
In collaboration with Music North Carolina

December 27-29, 2016

Old Salem Visitor’s Center

The Tourist Trap

By John Bowhers
Music by Daniel Emond, Sarah Hund, and Ben Mackel
Directed by Harry Poster

August 4-15, 2016

Hanesbrands Theatre

Flor to Somewhere

By Christina Quintana
Directed by Rebecca Cunningham

July 6-17, 2016

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Proceed Moon: A Dream at Reynolda

By Harry Poster
Directed by Thomas Rowell

June 10-12, 2016

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2015-2016 Season

Peter and the Wolf

by Sergei Prokofiev

Choreographed by Helen Simoneau
In collaboration with Music North Carolina

December 29, 2015

Old Salem Visitor’s Center

The New Teacher

By Harry Poster
Directed by Harry Poster

November 14, 2015

The Barn at Old Salem

The Servant of Two Masters

By John Bowhers
Directed by Harry Poster

August 7-16, 2015

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Take One Step

By Gerald Freeman & John Morris

Adapted for Peppercorn by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
Directed by Matt Cowart

July 10-19, 2015

Hanesbrands Theatre

Maisy & Sprout

By Naomi Shafer
Directed by Hannah Wolf

June 12-21, 2015

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

2014-2015 Season


Field of Fears

October 16-31, 2014

BB&T Ballpark

The Jungle Book

Adapted by John Bowhers
Directed by Thomas Rowell

August 1-10, 2014

Hanesbrands Theatre

Billy & the Golden Pencil

By John Bowhers & Steven Kopp
Directed by Steven Kopp

July 11-13, 2014

SECCA

Five Row: Growing Up with Reynolda

By Harry Poster
Directed by Harry Poster

June 13-22, 2014

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Fantastic Endeavor

By John Bowhers
Directed by Robby Lutfy

Summer 2014

WS/FC Public Libraries

2013-2014 Season

The Viper

By Noah Kaplan
Directed by John Bowhers

October 2013

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Way Down Yonder

By Adam Taylor
Directed by Harry Poster

July 12-21, 2013

The Gardens at Old Salem

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Adapted by John Bowhers
Directed by Wiley Gorn

June 21-30, 2013

The Children’s Home

The Last Magic Show

By Steven Kopp
Directed by Steven Kopp

May 31 – June 2, 2013

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

2012-2013 Season

Eureka!

By John Bowhers
Directed by John Bowhers

July 20-28, 2012

SciWorks

The Importance of Being Earnest

Adapted by Harry Poster
Directed by Harry Poster

July 7-15, 2012

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Lost & Found

By John Bowhers
Directed by Steven Kopp

June 15-23, 2012

Krankies Coffee

2011-2012 Season

The BFG: A Royal Reading

Adapted by Tim Thompson
Directed by Tim Thompson

July 30-August 7, 2011

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Adapted by John Bowhers and Steven Kopp
Directed by John Bowhers and Steven Kopp

July 9-16, 2011

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Tab’s Contraption

By John Bowhers
Directed by John Bowhers

June 18-26, 2011

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem

Billy and the Golden Pencil

By John Bowhers
Directed by Steven Kopp

May 14, 2011

Clemmons First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall