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2017 General Auditions

The Essential Theatre will be holding General Auditions for its 2017 season from 1-5 p.m. on March 25. Auditions will be held in Room 210 of the Rich Building on the Emory University campus, at 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. This is at the corner of Fishburne Drive and Fishburne Lane, across the street […]

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Closing this weekend!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell has been a tremendous supporter of Topher Payne in recent years, commissioning and producing multiple new works of his. Closing this weekend is his latest mainstage commission, “Greetings Friend, Your Kind Assistance Is Required,” featuring a phenomenal cast of local greats including past Essential collaborator Brenda Porter as the main […]

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported our fall power2give campaign!  Juana Mendenhall, Cathy Jamison, Paul Donnelly, Betty & Ed Mitchell, Hank & Barbara Kimmel, Johnny Thigpen, Marilyn Baron, Vynnie Meli, Get Scene Studios, Carol Ponder, Jill Jackson, Doug Kaye, Sherry Shaw, Yolanda Asher, Kathleen Magbee, Aaron Gotlieb, Chris Carlsten, Thom, Lori and Sydney Stanley, Sarah […]

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – Topher Payne and Samuel French

Shared by Breaking Character Magazine, a Samuel French publication, a great interview with beloved Essential and Atlanta playwright Topher Payne: writers-room-with-topher-payne-breaking-character Here at Samuel French, we strive to find exciting voices in the playwright community, and bring them to a wider audience. This year, one of the new writers we welcomed to our catalog is […]

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