'The Pillowman'

By Martin McDonagh

Performance Dates are October 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm, October 29 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $15, seating is general admission

Purchase tickets ---> HERE

Coming Soon

Performances at Mountcastle forum - Milton rhodes center for the arts, 251 spruce st N, winston-salem



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Michael Ackerman


Michael Ackerman is thrilled to help bring The Pillowman to life. As a founding member of Spirit Gum, he's pitched in on many of their shows, either onstage (Proof, Fat Pig, and Clown Bar) or in the director's chair (Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Stop Kiss, Smudge). He works as a librarian at the Southside Branch Library. 

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Matt Lunnemann


As a child, Matt was always told he had quite an imagination. In the UK he has starred in such roles as Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Rumplestiltskin in After Ever After by Tia Matthews. Since moving to the USA he has been type cast as British law enforcement, most recently as Sherlock Holmes in the Little Theater of Winston-Salem’s production of Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. He is hoping to use this performance as a jumping off point so he can get a role in the upcoming hot TV show - “Law and Order - for some reason they’re British now!?”

Matt would like to thank his lovely wife Jess who is the reason he is able the dress himself in the morning.


Hampton Rowe


Hampton Rowe is excited to be joining Spirit Gum Theatre for the first time. A Raleigh native who has called Winston-Salem home for the past four years, he holds a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has performed professionally in L.A. and Chicago. Recent credits have primarily been with the Phoenix Theatre Company (often opposite and occasionally directed by his wife), including Adam in Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve, and he will be reprising his role as Scrooge in their dinner/pub crawl version of A Christmas Carol this winter. Many of Hampton's favorite roles were as a guest artist at Peace College in Raleigh including Cliff in Cabaret, Phillip in The Shape of Things, and David in A Shayna Maidel.

He would like to thank his gorgeous wife, Ann, for being awesome, and the corgimutts, George and Louisa, for snuggles.

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Latimer Alexander V


Latimer Alexander V could not be more thrilled to be back with SGTC! He was last seen in Smudge with SGTC in 2016. Other credits include The Receptionist, Visiting Mr. Green, Avenue QOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestThe Beauty Queen of LeenaneCome Blow Your Horn, and many more! Outside of the theatre, he has a MSW from UNC and is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addiction specialist in Greensboro. Whether advocating for the arts or for mental health/substance use, he is reminded of William Shakespeare when he said “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, fearing to attempt.” Whether it be art or recovery, we must put ourselves out there in order to feel and heal.

Thank you to everyone in my life for helping me face my doubts everyday. 

Creative Team

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Caitlin Stafford


Since the very beginning of Spirit Gum, Caitlin has desperately wanted to produce The Pillowman. We sat on our hands and waited until we felt we could do it justice. Five years later, the timing finally feels right.

Caitlin earned a BFA in Acting from Virginia Commonwealth University. While acting is her favorite role in the theatre, she has also found directing to be a fulfilling creative outlet. She has recently directed Tuesdays With Morrie at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem and was Assistant Director, Stage Manager, and Henchmime for Clown Bar with SGTC. Her next directing project will be next spring with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem.

She would like to thank her family for their continued support of her artistic endeavors, and most of all her family of friends that she just couldn't imagine her life without.


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Becky McLaughlin

Stage Manager/props master

Becky is so excited to be working on another Spirit Gum production. She last appeared as Sara in the company's production of Stop Kiss. She has been honored to watch this challenging show come to life with such a talented cast, designers and director. She's grateful to Josh, Astoria and Gavi for their support and so proud of her daughter Krynn for her work on this show.

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Krynn McLaughlin

assistant stage manager/assistant props master

Krynn is so happy to be a part of this show! She's a seven year old who loves to draw and sing and wants to be a gymnastics teacher when she grows up. She will be appearing in Annie with Creative Drama Children's Theater later this fall. 

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Sarah Jenkins


Sarah Jenkins has previously designed the costumes for Spirit Gum's productions of Clown Bar and The Drowning Girls. She is one of the company's producing directors, and is excited to help bring this show to life!

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Britt Cannino Stone


Britt Stone is both a performing and visual artist.  She has worked with Spirit Gum on stage multiple times and now has the pleasure of working with them off stage in a beautifully peculiar way.  Visual arts, and specifically illustration, is something she has been doing all her life, drawing inspiration from other pivotal illustrators throughout the last few centuries.  She uses the art of storytelling not just through written word and performance, but also through images, their light, and their shadows like in this illustrative project.  She loves what she does and hopefully her part in all of this will surprise you at every twist and turn…BOO!

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Dean Wilcox

lighting designer

Dean Wilcox received his MFA in lighting design from the University of South Carolina. Locally he has designed for The Little Theatre of WS, UNCSA, Theatre Alliance, The WSFCS Summer Enrichment Program, Piedmont Opera, Wake Forest University Theatre, Reynolds High School, and such far flung spots as Dartmouth College, The Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle, Cornell University, Stagewest in Springfield MA, Highlands Playhouse in Highlands, NC, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Washington. When not in the theatre, Dean exercises the scholarly part of his brain as the Dean of Liberal Arts at UNCSA.