Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)
The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) was founded in 1975 by Jim Thomas and C. Robert Jones. From the beginning, SART’s mission has been to produce quality theatre by a professional non-profit company for an area that didn’t have enough opportunities for the kind of cultural enrichment that theatre provides, to present plays concerning Appalachia that portray the rich heritage of its people, and to promote the development of new works. SART is in its 47th year of professional productions. World Premieres have graced the Owen stage; Appalachian/Southern heritage plays have educated and honored the locale of our artistic home; musicals both big and small have delighted our audiences; and the magic of theatre has affected both company members and patrons alike.