Join The Lost Colony on Friday, July 27th for a preshow Talkback with Director, Ira David Wood. The preshow Talkback will begin at 7:00 PM. This is Wood’s sixth season as Director.

Ira David Wood III is the Founder and Executive Director of Raleigh’s prestigious Theatre In The Park. During his college years at The University NC School of the Arts, he appeared in The Lost Colony as Sir Walter Raleigh and Old Tom. Often referred to as “a North Carolina cultural treasure,” David wrote and directed the Opening Ceremonies for the 1987 Summer Olympic Festival – the largest single event ever held in his home state. He directed the premiere production of the outdoor drama First For Freedom in Halifax, NC. Two of his original plays (Eros & Illinoisand Requiem For a King) have enjoyed extended runs Off-Broadway. His script, Requiem For a King, has been optioned by Motown Productions.

In September of 2010, he was inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame. This past year, he was the recipient of the North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts, the highest civilian award bestowed by the Governor and the state of North Carolina.


About The Lost Colony

First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony (a 501-c3 non-profit) is the nation’s premier and longest-running outdoor symphonic drama. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paul Green, The Lost Colony’s 2018 season, sponsored by PNC, runs through August 22 at Roanoke Island’s Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Curtain time is 7:45 pm. For tickets and information, go to or call (252) 473-6000.