Welcome to Seven Stories Theatre Company!


Seven Stories Theatre Company


We all have our individual and collective stories, and Seven Stories Theatre Company strives to not only tell thought-provoking, moving stories but to reach anyone with a story to tell and to tell the stories of those who cannot tell their own.

For the past 12 years, our artistic staff has been dedicated to providing a mix of original works, social justice theatre, main stage classics for a variety of ages, and historical-educational performances and programs, in addition to teaching theatre arts and creative writing through workshops and classes.

In 2015–2016, during our transition to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, we concentrated on new areas of research and the development of new works in order to honor the rich nautical history of our new home, and we plan to debut a number of new works in the next 18 months that reflect our commitment to historical accuracy and high-quality entertainment:

*”The Seamaster,” by award-winning author and longtime Seven Stories collaborator Sam Graber, which tells the story of a lonely man harvesting crystals out the Bogue Sound and his strained relationship with his stepson.

*A new musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” which features a play within a play and a new take on Jim Hawkins (summer 2018)

*Our third murder-mystery musical, “Blackbeard’s Dead Again,” at the end of which the audience once again gets to vote for one of four suspects (summer 2018)

In January of 2017 we announced our partnership with Port City Tour Company in Beaufort, NC. We are collaborating not only on the plays listed above, but on a number of other historical-education projects in a variety of media.

Since making our debut in 2004 we have reached over 35,000 young people and their families in West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York with our social justice plays and interactive bullying education and prevention workshops, not only to educate but, just as importantly, to provoke discussion and collaboration. We will apply these same standards to our historical-educational work.

Thank you for visiting this website, and we look forward to sharing our stories with you and hearing your own.

Joey Madia
Artistic Director

Joey Madia


This website is made possible by a generous donation from the Steinberg family.