THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE NEEDS YOUR HELP
IF YOU BELIEVE IN OUR WORK TO SUPPORT, DEVELOP AND PRODUCE NEW PLAYS BY GEORGIA PLAYWRIGHTS, READ ON!
Since 1999 the Essential Theatre Play Festival has been bringing new plays by Georgia writers to Atlanta audiences, and over the years we’ve become recognized as an important part of the Atlanta cultural scene. We’ve been fortunate to have some of the best professional theatre artists in the area work on our productions, usually for small fees that were only a fraction of what they could earn elsewhere. This summer we’ll be producing the World Premieres of THAT UGANDA PLAY by Theroun D’Arcy Patterson and RAVENS AND SEAGULLS by Karla Jennings. And, for the first time, we’ll be paying our actors and stage managers a weekly wage, making their work eligible to be considered for the professional Suzi Bass Awards!
This means a BIG increase in our budget, and we really need your help to make this happen! We have a power2give fundraising campaign going on that ENDS ON MAY 31 – which means that, for the next two weeks, ANY donation to make will be MATCHED by the City of Atlanta, and that gives us the potential of raising $10,000, which will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in our being able to give these two powerful new works by local playwrights the top-flight professional productions they deserve.
I know that there are a million other worthy causes and great Atlanta theaters vying for your support, but this power2give campaign is our main source of fundraising for this summer’s festival – AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY. Every donation will help, no matter how small – because, up through May 31, it will be DOUBLED.
Please help us pay our wonderful artists a little bit closer to what they deserve!