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Meet the Playwright: Courtney Earl

Courtney Earl wrote tonight’s Bare Essentials reading, Aposteriori. Read on to learn a little more about tonight’s playwright and play! Hi Courtney! Can you tell us a little about yourself, both personally and professionally? I got hooked on playwrighting in college when I entered Kennesaw State University’s “Ten Minute Play Festival.” I have been submitting […]

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ANOTHER MOTHER press kit with photos Join Essential Theatre for the professional world premiere of Another Mother, by Atlanta playwright G. M. Lupo, opening August 4. Winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, Another Mother follows the journey of Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships between her biological mother, her […]

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DISPOSSESSED // ESSENTIAL THEATRE PLAY FESTIVAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- ATLANTA, GA downloadable press kit DISPOSSESSED, written by Karen Wurl: PROFESSIONAL WORLD PREMIERE Join us for the professional world premiere of Dispossessed, by Atlanta playwright Karen Wurl, opening July 29. Dispossessed is a romantic comic-fantasy, set in 1928 New York City, about a Yiddish theater company that […]

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Georgia on my mind

-by Artistic Director Peter Hardy Getting ready for the 2016 Essential Theatre Festival, I’ve been thinking back on how our dedication to working with Georgia playwrights has developed over the past eighteen years.  We opened our first Festival in January of 1999, and from the start we knew we wanted to produce at least one […]

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We did it!

Last week, our power2give funding goal was met, a full WEEK before the deadline. THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to help us reach our goal. Your support is essential and we appreciate you SO MUCH: Chelsea Steverson, Amanda & Scott Cantrell, Klimchak, Deadra Moore, Milton Sams, Jessica Linden, Brent Darnell, Yolanda Asher, Cathy Jamison, Hank and Barbara […]

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