The 2017 Essential Theatre Play Festival

July 28-August 27, 2017

at the West End Performing Arts Center

945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310


Since our first festival in 1999, the Essential Theatre has produced 29 new works by 24 different Georgia writers, all receiving productions of the highest artistic quality through Essential and many going on to publication and future productions elsewhere in Atlanta and across the country.

Join us this summer and celebrate Essential’s – and Georgia’s – rich theatre history and the community in which our playwrights grow and thrive.

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