Essential Theatre is a recipient of a Google Grant award.

The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

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Over the past twelve years, the Essential Theatre has become a leading voice in the support and development of new plays by Georgia writers. Our annual Essential Theatre Playwriting Award is the only competition of its kind, exclusively dedicated to the work of playwrights from the Peach State. Along with a cash prize, the winner gets to see his or her play given a World Premiere production in the Essential Theatre Festival, along with Regional Premieres by such nationally acclaimed authors as Sam Shepard, Christopher Durang, Paula Vogel and Lanford Wilson.

Here’s an added incentive for you to support us with a donation prior to the end of the year. Essential Theatre has been chosen to participate in Google Grants Programs and will waive processing fees for online donations to Essential through the end of the year. This means that the entire amount of your gift will go to support our operations. So, be sure to give before December 31 and win twice, a tax deduction for 2009 and the full amount of your investment in helps us produce great new plays at Essential Theatre. Click here to learn about donation incentives. You win, We win, We all win…

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