Below is a list of organizations that have helped make Mike Wiley Productions one of the most popular African-American theatre companies in the southeast.

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

The Center for Documentary Studies, founded in 1989 at Duke University, offers an interdisciplinary program of instruction, production and presentation in the documentary arts — photography, film/video, narrative writing, audio and other creative media. Much more than a traditional educational center, CDS encourages experiential learning in diverse environments outside the classroom, with an emphasis on the role of individual artistic expression in advancing broader societal goals.

EbzB Productions

Founded in 1998 by Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen, EbzB Productions’ mission is to develop theatrical works that promote integrity, self-discovery and positive transformation of individuals, artists, audiences and communities. EbzB Productions celebrates the profound impact of storytelling through theatre in a repertoire of simple and compelling productions, flexibly designed for easy touring to all types of performance spaces.

EbzB’s work is created in the belief that theatre influences and encourages a life to be positively transformed through discoveries unveiled — immediately or over time. EbzB artists are also dedicated to the promotion of dramatic art as a valuable tool for all individuals. The professional teaching artists of EbzB Productions are available to teach students, coach professionals and develop commissioned productions to topic. EbzB Productions’ performing artists are trained in The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts “Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Workshops” and The Lincoln Center Institute’s International Educator Program. EbzB is qualified to facilitate audience discussions, artist development, arts administration & arts advocacy programs.

North Carolina Arts Council

North Carolina had long been recognized for rich traditions in crafts, literature, historical drama, and music when, by executive order in 1964, Governor Terry Sanford created the North Carolina Arts Council to strengthen North Carolina’s creativity, invention and prosperity.

The NC Arts Council:

• promotes excellence in its many forms of artistic expression.

• supports the exemplary artists and organizations that make up the state’s robust arts industry.

• puts artists in the classroom to enhance student learning.

• expands the range of opportunities for North Carolinians to experience the arts.

“During the past quarter century, literally thousands of school-based programs have demonstrated beyond question that the arts can not only bring coherence to our fragmented academic world, but through the arts, students’ performance in other academic disciplines can be enhanced as well.” — Ernest L. Boyer, former president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Since 1990, United Arts has served as the umbrella fundraising organization for the arts in Wake County. To accomplish this mission, the organization raises money from businesses, individuals, foundations and government. Funds are distributed back to the community through grants to artists and arts organizations, the Artists in the Schools Program, Community Arts Reach and Creative Explorations teacher training.

Lift Every Voice

The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina has launched a three-year initiative for youth and young adults designed to revisit the historical truths of slavery and the Civil Rights movement in North Carolina and Apartheid in South Africa. This ministry is designed to build an understanding of social injustice that will help participating young people develop a vision and skills to lead their dioceses’ programming around race and inclusivity. Young people, ages 15-22, from across the Episcopal Church and South Africa will apply for each year separately; following each summer’s experience, participants will be expected to creatively engage issues of justice in their own contexts through visual art, music, poetry, filmmaking, liturgy, writing, dramatic performance and direct action.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) in Fayetteville, NC features a three-story complex with a 309 seat main stage and contracts actors, writers and designers from throughout the country. CFRT’s six-show mainstage season and robust education and outreach programs serve over 42,000 audience members a year from all ages and varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds including nearly 7,000 students from around the region.

Triangle Art Works

Triangle ArtWorks is a nonprofit organization building a central platform and community network to support the visual and performing arts and creative community across the five county Triangle region in a new, more business-centric way. This business segment is largely comprised of sole proprietors, small businesses and nonprofit arts organizations working in a broad range of disciplines from design, to film, to theater. Our goal is to create a “center point” for this community as an industry segment, with a mission to support, promote and advocate for this community, and to increase the strength of this community by giving it a platform to come together and work as a business community.

Howard Craft, Playwright

The work of playwright Howard Craft primarily focuses on the African-American working class—their hopes, dreams, struggles and aspirations. It is influenced by current events, American history in general, and African-American history in particular.

Book Harvest

Mike Wiley serves on the Authors Circle at Book Harvest, a Durham, NC nonprofit organization that provides books to children who need them and engages families and communities to promote children’s lifelong literacy and academic success.

Book Harvest believes that books are essential to children’s healthy development and well-being and that all children deserve to grow up in book-rich homes. To that end, the organization removes barriers to book ownership, to fuel a lifelong love of reading among America’s children that will enable success in school and in life.