This week, Poodle Radio, the KCSB program of the Santa Barbara Independent, brought on three of the people who have made the Center Stage Theater, now gearing up for its 20th anniversary, the Santa Barbara institution it is today. Executive Director Teri Ball, Board of Directors President Vickie Scott, and Senior House Manager Jordana Lawrence all have stories to tell about the organization and their personal experiences with it. As the first “black box” experimental theater in the city, Center Stage has spent its first two decades offering both a place for the sort of theatrical productions that might not otherwise reach Santa Barbara and a well-equipped laboratory for entirely new ideas in the form.

Poodle Radio airs live every Tuesday morning at 8:00.