Meet the Director

A native of Big Stone Gap, Trey Stidham has called these Appalachian mountains his home for 26 years. He has heavily participated in the arts in this region since he was young. His passion for the theatre is derived by The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. Trey performed in his first performance of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine in 2008 and has a collective eleven years of service to the outdoor drama, making this year his twelfth season.

Currently, Trey serves as the One Act and Drama Club director at Union High School where he works extensively with students from 8th to 12th grade, teaching them the complexity of the arts. In addition, Trey is also a member of the Resident Acting troupe at the Appalachia Cultural Arts Center. In 2022, he served as Artistic Director of the Appalachia Cultural Arts Center, where he produced “Sweet Delilah Swim Club” and “Steel Magnolias”.

Most notable stage roles for Trey include Lefou (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Nikos (Legally Blonde: the Musical), Mortimer Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace), and Young Dave Tolliver (Trail of the Lonesome Pine).