Essential Workers Playwright Showcase

For eight weeks this fall, five essential workers from various fields came together to share stories and learn the craft of playwriting. On December 16, you'll have the chance to see what they've created - scenes developed in our Essential Playwriting for Essential Workers class, directed and performed by professional Atlanta theater artists! Like all

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January 2021 Play Buffet

A monthly series, each Buffet consists of a curated look at 4 or 5 plays of interest to high school audiences and student performers.
"So often when you're a middle school or high school theater teacher, you're a team of one for your whole school. The Play Buffet is a chance for theater teachers to connect with other teachers doing the same work and facing the same challenges and rewards."

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February 2021 Play Buffet

Middle school and high school theater teachers! Our next Play Buffet is February 21. This month's topic: musicals! Join us for a free, fun night of conversation and connection as we take a look at some of our favorite plays for high school audiences/students. A monthly series, each Buffet consists of a curated look at

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March 2021 Play Buffet

Middle school and high school theater teachers! Our next Play Buffet is March 21. This month's topic: season programming and design, and audience building Join us for a free, fun night of conversation and connection as we take a look at some of our favorite plays for high school audiences/students. A monthly series, each Buffet

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10 Minute Playwriting Bootcamp PLAYWRIGHT SHOWCASE (Afternoon Session)

We're wrapping up our first 10 Minute Playwriting Bootcamp at Essential Theatre with a virtual showcase of participant's work read by professional actors. Our Bootcamp class features new and emerging playwrights that all have an interest in continuing to write for theatre, and our acting ensemble features new and established performers reading their words. The

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10 Minute Playwriting Bootcamp PLAYWRIGHT SHOWCASE (Evening Session)

We're wrapping up our first 10 Minute Playwriting Bootcamp at Essential Theatre with a virtual showcase of participant's work read by professional actors. Our Bootcamp class features new and emerging playwrights that all have an interest in continuing to write for theatre, and our acting ensemble features new and established performers reading their words. The

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May 2021 Play Buffet

Middle school and high school theater teachers! Our next Play Buffet is May 16 This month's topic, perfect for the end of the school year: plays and excerpts of plays for in class reading or scene study! Join us for a free, fun night of conversation and connection as we take a look at some

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May 2022 Play Buffet

Gordon White Park Hopkins St SW and White St SW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Join Essential Theatre and Fulton County Arts & Culture West End Performing Arts Center for an end-of-school-year celebration May 15 especially for middle and high school Theatre/English/Language Arts teachers (and students! and families!) Bring a blanket or chair and join us at Gordon White Park for a free, fun afternoon of conversation and connection as we take

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Summer 2022 Introduction to Playwriting

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Essential's flagship community playwriting course returns this summer! In this six week introduction to the art and form of playwriting, participants will learn about the elements of playwriting by studying examples, hearing from professional playwrights, and sharing writing exercises of their own. The class will culminate in a public showcase of students' work, performed by

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