About Three Bone Theatre
Three Bone Theatre is Charlotte's home for the best of adult contemporary theatre.
Our name is inspired by the Reba McEntire quote:
"To succeed in life, you need three things; a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone."
We are known for our strong track record of fiscal responsibility, ambitious artistic excellence, a steadfast commitment to equity, both on and off the stage, and meaningful community partnerships.
To use great theatre as a catalyst for conversation and change in the community.
To create performing arts experiences that are socially engaged, professionally managed, and creatively inspired.
Three Bone Theatre is committed to modeling diversity, equity and inclusion for the entire arts industry of the nonprofit sector, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. The following policies were adopted by our Board of Directors in September 2018. Every artist, volunteer, staff member and board member is required to accept and adhere to these policies. Click the links below to review the full documents.
Our Commitment to Equity
Three Bone Theatre is committed to being an anti-racist, inclusive and accessible theatre company.
Please visit our Equity Initiatives page to learn more about our priorities and action plan.
We partner with a different local organization for each production with the hope of raising awareness to the unique themes present in each production and the commendable work that is being done in the Charlotte community. Visit our Community Partnerships page to learn more about our current and past partners.
Three Bone Theatre was founded in August of 2012 by Carmen Bartlett and Robin Tynes-Miller. Three Bone Theatre Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Becky has a BSC from University of Miami and an MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has been involved in theatre--on-stage and behind the scenes--for most of her life. Becky spends her days as the Chief Marketing Officer for a global payments company. She has served as the Volunteer Executive Director of Three Bone Theatre since 2013. Becky recently completed six years of services on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).
Artistic and Operations Director
Robin Tynes-Miller co-founded Three Bone Theatre in Charlotte in 2012. She has served as its Founding Artistic Director over the last nine years, recently stepping into the Artistic and Operations Director role. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Catawba College before moving to Charlotte. In Charlotte, she has spent her career working with local theatre organizations as an actor, director, teaching artist, and marketing and ticketing professional. She is passionate about the intersections of theatre and anti-oppression work and is excited to incorporate that into Three Bone Theatre.
Tiffany Bryant-Jackson is the founding Artistic Director of Open Cage Productions. Her study of theatre began at Elon University and has traveled with her as far north as Alaska. As a Charlotte transplant, she has been blessed to work with various organizations as an actor, arts advocate, and teaching artist. After years of making Charlotte home and truly falling in love with the city, her focus shifted to community engagement. She worked on a preschool tour that traveled to a school where she witnessed firsthand the general lack of access to the arts and how life changing a show could be, she had a revelation. This experience became the catalyst to found Open Cage Productions, a theatre company that focused on providing culturally diverse theatrical and educational experiences to all. She is currently serving as the Co-Chair to Diversity On and Off Stage.
Danielle graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production. She moved to the Carolinas in 2016 from Syracuse, NY where she worked at the Red House Arts Center as a director, stage manager, box office manager, and a teaching artist for Pre-K through 5th grade amplifying core curriculum through artistic platforms. During that time, she also worked at the Adirondack Arts Center in Blue Mountain, NY as their Artistic Associate and Gallery Coordinator. Since moving to Charlotte, she has worked as a stage manager and director with Three Bone and Actors Theatre Charlotte.