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 […]
Two shows for the price of one at Dad’s Garage! The first half is Dad’s classic long form improv show. The second half features Topher Payne, who is an Essential veteran, one of Atlanta’s premier playwrights and a (we’re totally being serious about this) Hallmark channel movie writer. Topher will narrate as the Dad’s gang […]
“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 […]
“Every time I see Godot, I become more convinced that its secret stars are Pozzo and Lucky (Bart Hansard and Matt Baum), the indelibly weird master and servant…Hansard makes a delightful comedic meal of the role, with dainty body language, infantile mood swings and puffed-up prideful moments.” -Curt Holman, ArtsATL Running now through October 14, catch […]
BY PHILLIP DEPOY SEP 29 – OCT 28, 2018 HERTZ STAGE Now through October 28 on the Hertz Stage, Nick’s Flamingo Grill by Atlanta’s own Phillip DePoy and featuring a host of familiar faces from Essential’s stage throughout the years, including Robin Bloodworth, Dan Triandiflou, Cordell Cole, and from our most recent festival, Fred Galyean (WOKE) […]
Essential Theatre was graciously hosted by Georgia Humanities, in the Humanities Pavilion of the Decatur Book Festival, for the second year in a row, and we had a great time! We got visits from several familiar faces throughout the weekend, and we made lots of new friends too!
Today we had some special guests in the audience: Lionell Thomas and Emmitt Stevenson, directors of long-standing Essential supporting organization, the Fulton County Arts Council. The Fulton County Arts Council grant is actually the first grant that Essential ever applied for – and the first grant we ever received, back in 2005. Since that time, […]
Join us after the August 23rd performance of Woke for a post-performance talkback featuring Rev. Duncan Teague, Rev. Jonathan Rogers, and playwright Avery Sharpe! Unitarian Universalists have explicitly committed for over 20 years on a national level to the work of anti-racism. One of the ways Unitarian Universalists honor this commitment is when we heed […]