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Congratulations to 2010 Playwriting Award Winner Gabriel Dean

The Essential Theatre is proud to announce that Gabriel Jason Dean’s QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT, the winner of the 2010 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, will be produced this summer as part of Washington D.C.’s Source Festival. ( The Essential Theatre presented an earlier version of the play as part of the 2010 Essential Theatre Play Festival, […]

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2012 Essential Theatre Festival more info at  Evelyn in Purgatory byTopher Payne, director Betty HartFive public school teachers are caught in the limbo of the disciplinary “Rubber Room”, waiting for their cases to be heard and their fates decided. Poignant and funny, it’s like The Breakfast Club for teachers, as they share secrets with each […]

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Don’t Put It Off Any Longer

If you keep meaning to come see “Next Fall” at Actor’s Express, but have been putting it off, keep in mind that this time next week, THEY WILL HAVE CLOSED.   Twentysomething Luke, who believes in God, is deeply in love with the slightly older Adam, who believes in everything but. When a tragic accident […]

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Lionheart Premieres James Beck’s BLEACH

The Essential Theatre congratulates James Beck on the World Premiere of his dark comedy BLEACH at the Lionheart Theatre in Norcross, running Feb. 10 – 19.  (Visit for details.)  Essential did some development work with James on this play, part of our ongoing mission of supporting new work by Georgia playwrights.  Here’s what James […]

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