Morningside, by Topher Payne, opens at the end of this month at Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, and it is absolutely rife with Essential names – starting, of course, with the playwright himself! Directed by Shannon Eubanks, whose adroit direction Essential audiences got to enjoy during 2015’s world premiere of Lillian Likes It, more than […]
Evil Dead: The Musical returns to Out of Box this October. Essential artists involved in this production are Kristin Storla onstage and Meghan Zern behind the scenes. Back by popular demand, now through November 4. Get your tickets today!
Empty Rooms, by Atlanta playwright Annie Harrison Elliot, is being produced in tech offices around Atlanta by Found Stages. The play, the motivation of which is explained by Elliot in this article in the Huffington Post, includes a number of names familiar to Essential audiences, both onstage and off: Holly Stevenson and Jeffrey Zwartjes are […]
This powerful play kicks off 7Stages’ 39th season on a sobering and introspective note. Described by the New York Times as “a visionary new work of American theater,” Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo will leave you with plenty to mull over on your way home after the show. Masterful writing combined with frankly stellar performances […]
From Conyers, GA, Josh Mikel is a playwright, filmmaker, and graphic artist. His play Lillian Likes It won Essential Theatre’s 2015 Playwriting Award. He currently plays Jared on the AMC drama The Walking Dead. His new play Shelter will have an open to the public free reading at the grand opening of The Windmill Art Center in East Point on 10/06 at […]
Come visit Essential Theatre at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend! We have been invited to set up in The Georgia Humanities Pavilion, located in spaces #509-512 on the DBF map: on Ponce de Leon Ave., diagonal to Starbucks. Wear your Essential orange, blue and white to show your support for Georgia playwrights, and find out […]
CAST Zaria Caldwell as Agent West Armanio Vincent-Cole as Junior Agent 08 and Ghost of John T. Sydney Williams as Ashley, Amber, Ensemble Michael Cook as Scorch, Brad, Ensemble Kalonjee Gallimore as Mark, Will, the Robot, Ensemble Pamela Clem as Kamia, Ensemble Efrem Whitaker as Elijah, the Robot, Ensemble Directed by Brenda Porter, with fight […]
The Essential Theatre will be holding auditions this weekend for our FIRST EVER Art on the Atlanta BeltLine production, BeltLine and Beyond, happening September 23 at Gordon White Park in West End. BeltLine and Beyond, written by the Wren’s Nest Brown Middle School Scribes, adapted for the stage and performed by Essential Theatre, is a professional […]