Brightstone originated as Cornerstone Productions in 2006. Justin and Sharon Carter both love theatre and saw a need in the Oconee community where families could enjoy performing theatre together.
Justin and Sharon met while performing theatre in Virginia. After moving to Watkinsville, they were in a couple of shows together, but since they had a child it was tough to do shows together and travel all the way to Athens for every rehearsal and performance.
They began producing faith-based Christmas shows since there were none of these in the area: only one show a year for five years. However within a couple of years of the Christmas productions, people began asking for more productions.
The first Mainstage production Cornerstone produced was Hello, Dolly! in 2013, and the first Second Stage production the same year was Seussical, Jr. In 2016, Cornerstone Productions changed our name to Brightstone in order to maintain a unique identity in the area.