The Charleston Gaillard Center produces, commissions, and presents world-class, multidisciplinary, year-round music, dance, comedy, theater, and family performances and programs from local, national, and international artists that entertain and engage a broad range of audiences from across Charleston and the US. As a leading nonprofit arts center in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC, the Gaillard Center is uniquely positioned within the diverse fabric of the city to act as an anchor cultural institution that uses its dynamic performances, robust education programs, and community engagement initiatives to create connection, confront challenging issues, and bring people together for celebration, commemoration, and exploration.

Produced by the Charleston Gaillard Center
World Premiere Friday, October 6, 2023

Meet The Creative Team

JaMeeka D. Holloway, Director, Script Development

Teralyn Reiter, Original Story

Charlton Singleton, Musical Director

Tristan André Parks, Movement Director

Celeste Jennings, Costume Designer, Script Development

Caroline Randall Williams, Script Development

Dr. Jessica Berry, Gullah Cultural Consultant

MeJah Balams,
Set Designer

Kathy Perkins, Lighting Designer

Joseph Amodei, Media Designer

Carla Thomas, Assistant Costume Designer

Preston Dunnavant, Sound Designer

Becca Eddins, Production Supervisor

Damon Fordham, Historian / Dramaturge

Jacqueline E. Lawton, Racial Equity Facilitator

Our 2023-2024 Season is Here


Building upon a commitment to commissioning, producing, and presenting ambitious, world-class multidisciplinary programming for the Southeast, today the Charleston Gaillard Center announced its largest season ever for the 2023–2024 programming year with more than 40 shows spanning dance, music, theater, comedy, arts festivals, and family programming from leading local, national, and international artists and organizations. The Gaillard’s season features local artists and stories from Irmo to Florence, South Carolina, and international artists from more than 20 countries spanning Australia to Austria and Senegal to the United Kingdom.

Beyond the Stage

Educational Resources

Community Programs

Upcoming Events

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