The 2002 Festival of New American Theatre

2002 was a very successful year for Essential. The two regional premieres sold very very well. Both were directed by Peter, and, he recalls, “I was real happy with them.”

WARTS ensemble

Warts, by Bill Gibson, won the 2002 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award and was produced as part of the 2002 Festival.

A Look Back at the 2002 Festival