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
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.
In the Press: City Lights with Lois Reitzes
This is an exceptionally powerful season this summer, outdoing even Essential’s usual high standard, and it’s all happening at the West End Performing Arts Center.