As Meredith grew the company through Dragon’s first permanent space in Palo Alto, CA, followed by the move to its current home in Redwood City, the real vision for the company began to take shape: The Dragon was a place where early career theatre artists could realize their passion projects, with the support and guidance of the Dragon staff; and where audiences could experience ambitious, unusual and thought provoking plays. Meredith created and fostered the essence of the Dragon; a community of theatrical artists and experiences for all.
Our first season at our new home in Redwood City launched in 2013 with the dark satire After Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo. In 2014 Dragon’s 2nd Stage launched formally as an outgrowth of our earlier Dragon Lite. Our 2nd Stage plays comprised half of the company’s programmed season of plays every year. These plays were all pieces submitted by artists and supported with seed funding and dedicated support and mentorship for the selected entrepreneurial artists to put on their passion projects.