2019 Festival

The 2019 Essential Theatre Play Festival

July 26-August 25, 2019

at the west end performing arts center

945 ralph david abernathy blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310

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Named Best New Play Incubator by Atlanta Magazine in 2018, Essential Theatre has given Georgia playwrights a voice for the past twenty-one years, producing 30+ World Premieres and helping launch the careers of nation-wide successes like Topher Payne and Lauren Gunderson.  The 2019 Essential Theatre Play Festival premieres the work of two brand-new talents:  Emily McClain’s Slaying Holofernes and Ben Thorpe’s Babyshower for the Antichrist.  The Festival runs July 26 – August 25. 


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Click on the images below to learn more about the plays in this summer’s festival: