2017 Festival

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Groups and Field Trips 

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 presented 29 new works by 24 different Georgia playwrights, with readings of over 25 more.

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

In the Press:

Essential Theatre Fest names 2017 winner (Feb 2017, Encore Atlanta)