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First Bare Essentials reading of 2019: A concert reading of MEMORY LANE by Sharon Goldman and Marilyn Baron February 23, 2019 at the West End PAC

Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite book and lyrics by Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman directed by Peter Hardy music direction by Olivia Sloan Ivey FEATURING THE READING AND MUSICAL TALENTS OF: Rylee Bunton as Sunny, Barry West as Chuck, Darrell Wofford as Stan, Anjil Jeter as Davonda, Pat Bell as Grace, Sarah Cave as […]

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Denver has Hart

Big Congratulations to Betty Hart, who just won the True West Award in Denver, Colorado!Before moving to Denver, Betty played a big part in some of Essential’s growth years, directing productions of JIM CROW AND THE RHYTHM DARLINGS, THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH, A THOUSAND CIRCLETS and EVELYN IN PURGATORY.

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Miss Bennett is back!

Returning at Theatrical Outfit November 21 – December 23, 2018, this holiday hit by Decatur native and Essential veteran playwright Lauren Gunderson features Amelia Fischer (Dispossessed, 2016 Essential Theatre Play Festival) in the title role. The production team is peppered with other familiar Essential names, including Lee Osorio and Galen Crawley in the cast, Alex […]

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Curious Reveries

Ashley Anderson, last seen on Essential’s stage in the title role of the box office hit Ada and the Memory Engine by Lauren Gunderson, can currently be seen in an entirely different kind of performance at The Space in Smyrna.  Just four performances remain of the exciting show Curious Reverie, created by Havoc Movement Company, “…a self-described ‘action-circus […]

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We’ve been named Best New Play Incubator of 2018 by Atlanta Magazine!

“Celebrating 20 seasons of developing new plays by Georgia playwrights, Essential Theatre has launched the careers of some of the nation’s most important contemporary writers.” -Atlanta Magazine   We’re so proud to have been named Best New Play Incubator of 2018 in December’s issue of Atlanta Magazine! It’s a heartwarming and inspiring way to round out […]

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