Christine Carlsten, Board Chair, Mediator/Facilitator/Trainer
Cindy Dover, Treasurer, controller, Tech Force, LLC
Peter Hardy, Producing Artistic Director
Mark Perloe, physician, Georgia Reproductive Specialists
Maya Robinson, gifts officer, Alliance Theatre
Cheryl V. Shaw, Esq., Attorney at Law, Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC
Rosemary Newcott (Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth at the Alliance Theatre, Actress)
Phillip DePoy (Playwright, Novelist, Musician, Actor, Director, Head of Drama Department at Clayton State College)
Valetta Anderson (Resident Teaching Artist with the Alliance Theatre Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists, Playwright)
Ann Wilson (Director of Development, Horizon Theatre; Actress)
Jill Patrick (Managing Director of Working Title Playwrights Group)
Suehyla El-Attar (Actress, Playwright)
Bill Gibson (Playwright, Essential Playwriting Award Winner)
Karla Jennings (Playwright)
Lee Nowell (Director, Actress, Playwright)
- Theatre should mirror contemporary society and be responding passionately to events of the day, events that will become history, which will become foreign to the young.
- New plays are the life blood of theatre and are full of contemporary desires, concerns and achievements.
- New plays inject the energy, magic, wit, and life and tell us who we are today.
- New plays hold theatre's mirror up to the reality that we are all experiencing together in the present.
- New plays test boundaries and sensibilities and are challenging. Attend new plays to risk educating yourself in a new way and to participate in the theatre of your own time.
- By presenting an audience with the simplicity of great acting, nuanced direction and compelling new scripts, we are laying ourselves bare and saying "Welcome to the family."
- New plays get back to the basics; great playwrights, challenging roles and big thematic ideas.
- The audience experiences something it never has, the artists approach the material without expectations and viewed interpretations, and other creators receive a new way to view the work that they are creating.
- New plays offer an opportunity for playwrights to have their voices heard, to express themselves freely in a way denied to them by the ever growing homogeneity of television and feature films.
- A theatre, when it is successful, entertains, educates, celebrates, challenges, questions, terrifies, angers, pacifies the community. It grows from within that community and is not imposed upon it.