The Drama Department is active in many of the Asheville-area theater organizations, including Southern Appalachian Repertory Company, Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina Stage CompanyDiana Wortham Theatre, and Asheville Community Theatre

These theater companies have worked with the Drama Department to co-produce shows; faculty have lent their expertise to design, directing, technical direction and acting; and, students have served as interns and artists.

Asheville Community Theatre’s 2014 production of Spamalot featured lighting design by UNC Asheville faculty and students. Photographer: Tommy Propest. Set Design: Jillian Summers (2009 UNC Asheville Drama alumna), Lighting Design: Rob Bowen (UNC Asheville Drama professor) assisted by UNC Asheville Drama students Kayla Russell and Janet Weiss.