Bland M. Wade Jr.

Director of Stage PropertiesSchool of Design and Production
O: 336-734-2979
Bland Wade

I try to create a balance in the classroom that allows me to guide students through their learning process and to be a supportive advisor in their journey. I provide any student willing to learn the tools and skills they will need to take possession of their education, this is what holds their interest and encourages a personal connection to their work. 

The insights, attitudes and skills developed at this stage are the template for the rest of their career in a demanding and rewarding profession. 

Career Highlights
  • Created and established the first major course of study in Stage Properties on the Graduate and Undergraduate level at the UNC School of the Arts
  • Property Director of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, 1980-87
  • Production Designer for the Vantage/RJR Reynolds Golf Tournament, Senior PGA 1991 - 2002
  • Property Artisan, Actors Theatre of Louisville 1981
  • Property Director, Heritage Repertory Theatre, University of Virginia 1978-80