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The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is the new home of the Guilford College Bryan Series

For more than 20 years, the Guilford College Bryan Series has presented thought-provoking talks on relevant topics that matter to you. The experts we bring to our region are not just thought leaders; they are paradigm shifters whose ideas spark the next step forward and get us all talking about exciting possibilities.

Once again the Bryan Series has assembled an unsurpassed lineup for our season that opens in January 2022: 

  • Steve Martin, actor, writer, and musician — Tuesday, Jan. 25
  • Yusef Salaam, prison-reform activist — Tuesday, Feb. 15
  • Anne Lamott, bestselling author — Tuesday, March 15
  • José Andrés, celebrated chef and global humanitarian — Tuesday, April 26
  • Rita Moreno, star of stage and screen — Tuesday, May 17

All five speakers have successfully navigated major transitions in their lives. They can show us how to chart new, positive paths forward in ours. Hear from them firsthand — in person and in community with others.

Each talk will take place in the magnificent Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, the region’s newest and most spectacular event space, in the heart of downtown Greensboro. Together, the Guilford College Bryan Series and the Tanger Center represent the best of the Triad, bringing you exceptional cultural events as only they can. 

Every talk is a chance for change. What will you do with what you learn?

The Guilford College Bryan Series is committed to the health and safety of our patrons and community. We are working diligently with the Tanger Center to ensure your safety at the Bryan Series events. The Tanger Center has implemented a number of policies and procedures in the Patron Health Initiative (PHI). Please click to read about their PHI.


Announcing the Bryan Series Speakers

2022 Season


Hear our exciting speaker lineup for the upcoming Bryan Series season.


Photo of the inside of the new Tanger Center, including a red stage and seating.

Subscribers

2020-21
The Bryan Series will communicate directly with last season’s subscribers, sharing instructions for renewing. Renew by Friday, Sept. 10, to secure the seats you were assigned for Bryan Series events in the Tanger Center, comparable to seating you had in the Greensboro Coliseum. Subscribers will have access to a live feed of the programs to watch remotely if unable to attend in person. Renewed subscribers will also get an opportunity to upgrade and add seats to their subscriptions. If you have questions, please email thebryanseries@guilford.edu.
 
2019-20 Subscribers
If you were a subscriber or Legacy Society member in the 2019-20 season you will receive an opportunity to re-subscribe in mid-September. 
 
New Subscriptions
New subscriptions will go on sale in late September.

Legacy Society members take a photo with Leslie Odom Jr.

Legacy Society Members

The Bryan Series will communicate directly with last season’s Legacy Society members, sharing instructions for renewing. Renew by Friday, Sept. 10, to secure the premium seating you were assigned for Bryan Series events in the Tanger Center. Membership includes 5-subscription event premium seating, exclusive reception and photo op with the speaker, when a photo line is offered, and premium parking. Members will also have access to a live feed of the programs to watch remotely if unable to attend in person. If you have questions, please email thebryanseries@guilford.edu

The Legacy Society was established in 2011 to provide dedicated benefactors with a premium Bryan Series experience. Thank you to our 2020-21 members.


Remarkable life stories. Life-changing talks.


Steve Martin

Jan. 25, 2022


Once best known for his distinctive comedy and acting roles in popular movies, Steve Martin has earned acclaim as a playwright and author and as a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjoist and composer. 

A photo of Steve Martin wearing glasses, a blue suit, white shirt, and red and blue tie sits on top of a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Yusef Salaam

Feb. 15, 2022


Yusef Salaam spent a decade in prison, wrongfully convicted for a brutal attack on a New York woman. Since he and others known as the “Central Park Five” were exonerated, he has educated people about failures and racial disparities in our criminal justice system. His memoir, Better, Not Bitter, is an inspirational call to right injustices.

Image of Yusef Salaam wearing a white dress shirt and blue tie over an image of the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Anne Lamott

March 15, 2022


With humor and honesty, Anne Lamott uses her own experiences to tackle tough subjects — loss, disappointment, and fear — but also the compassion, connections, and faith that can lead us through dark places and into the light of hope. The author of several novels and essay collections, her latest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage.

An image of Anne Lamott wearing glasses, hoop earrings, and a black top sits on top of a photo of the new Tanger Center auditorium.

José Andrés

April 26, 2022


Celebrated chef José Andrés believes we can use nourishing meals to empower people and rebuild communities. Tapping the same innovative spirit that earned his restaurants Michelin stars, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen. The nonprofit provides hot, fresh food after natural and humanitarian disasters, whether for laid-off workers during a pandemic or survivors of a building collapse.

An image of Jose Andres wearing a white chef's jacket sits on a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Rita Moreno

May 17, 2022


Overcoming an impoverished childhood and racism and sexism in her career, Rita Moreno became a celebrated performer who has helped to break barriers for new generations of artists. One of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) award winners, she is executive producer and plays Valentina in the 2021 West Side Story remake.

A photo of Rita Moreno wearing a white top with thin straps and round yellow drop earrings sits on a background showing the new Tanger Center auditorium.

Thought-Provokers and Bridge-Builders


For more than 20 years, Bryan Series innovators and visionaries have helped us chart new courses for our communities and ourselves. Together, we can create real change.

Guilford College welcomed basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was the second speaker for this season’s Bryan Series on Oct. 23.

Video Archive


Take a look at some of our past speakers, which include Ken Burns, Toni Morrison, Yo-Yo Ma and many more.


105 Speakers

featured in the last 26 years

1,329 Subscribers

5 Nobel Prize Winners

6 Former Heads of State


Contact Us

Ty Buckner

Ty Buckner

Associate VP for Alumni and Constituent Relations