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#12 in our accompanying 20 DAYS OF ESSENTIAL PLAYS series is THE LOCAL. Curated by Ellen McQueen and produced by Essential in 2012, was actually comprised of dozens of short plays, songs, poems and personal stories about the City of Atlanta. Writers and contributors included Margaret Baldwin, Matthew Myers, Carlton Molette, Barbara Molette, Karla Jennings, Sarah Satola, Topher Payne, Peter Hardy, Stephanie Schrag, Chris Buechner, Jessica Bodiford, Ellen McQueen, vynnie Meli, Oliver Turner, Ashley McQueen, Dre Camacho, John Dull, Julia Dahlia, Robin Bloodworth, Ida Glynn McQueen, James Knowles, Stevie Holt, LIsa and Christina Robinson, Slim Turner and Ty Turner.
In 2014, Ellen was one of just three artists selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Alliance Theatre’s Atlanta Artist’s Lab, through which she had the opportunity to develop one of the pieces from this show, THE PROJECTS PROJECT, more fully (https://2020.essentialtheatre.com/essential-director-ellen-m…/)
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