“Essential Theatre plays a vital role in the Atlanta theatre ecosystem. Writers learn essential playwriting tools with Essential’s high production values and Peter Hardy’s excellent artistic stewardship. Their work is indeed essential!”
Celise Kalke, Director of New Projects at the Alliance Theater
ESSENTIAL THEATRE: GIVING GEORGIA PLAYWRIGHTS A VOICE ON GEORGIA’S STAGE
Essential Theatre’s mission is to nurture and produce new works by Georgia playwrights and to enrich our audience’s experience by actively engaging them in the process. Since the first Essential Play Festival in 1999, we’ve premiered 31 new works by Georgia authors, all receiving productions of the highest artistic quality through Essential and many going on to receive future productions elsewhere in Atlanta and across the country. Our vision is a thriving, dynamic American theatre community in which Georgia playwrights are a recognized and celebrated part.