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StageStruck: The Young People's Own Theatre has been a leader in providing local youth with a venue to experience the world of theatre and has been entertaining Wayne County since 1991. StageStruck is an affiliate of the Arts Council of Wayne County and a member of the American Association of Community Theatre. We receive funding each year from the NC Arts Council, but we are primarily supported in the community by ticket sales, grants, and sponsorships. StageStruck continues to be a parent-run organization with a Board of Trustees and a growing membership in Wayne and surrounding counties. StageStruck is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.


To encourage young people’s knowledge of, interest in, and participation in the theatrical performing arts.


StageStruck is open to children in grades K-12 in Wayne and surrounding counties

Our Board Members

President: Missy Smiley 
Vice President: Connie Williams

Past President: Penny Ragan

Treasurer: Jamie Ragan

Recording Secretary: Angela Whitley
Corresponding Secretary: Laura Nichols
Members at Large: Michaux McMillan

                                   Laura Miller



Rosanna Anderson

Rebecca Barnes

Ashley Bolduc

Emily Carlyle

Austin Goff

Lauren Gower 
Suneya Hogarty

Katherine Parker

Karen Portela
Angela Saldivar
Renee Taylor


Studio Manager: Katie Cox 

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