20 Days of Essential Plays: Bat-Hamlet

9 DAYS LEFT to see your donation matched through our power2give campaign: https://www2.power2give.org/campaigns/210 #9 in our accompanying 20 DAYS OF ESSENTIAL PLAYWRIGHTS: Winner of the 2012 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, BAT-HAMLET was Jordan Pulliam’s first full-length work and went on to win the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards for Best Original Work. It’s been produced at least […]

Bat-Hamlet Walk On Role

Win a walk-on role in Jordan Pulliam’s Bat-Hamlet, a comic book re-telling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet! To Enter: Simply follow the link to our OvationTix calendarand select BAT-HAMLET WALK ON RAFFLE tickets and you will be taken to a page to sign up. Only 25 raffle tickets are available per performance date, so get yours now! […]


What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? The world of comic books and the Bard of Avon come together in this hilarious mash-up, a tale of murder and revenge,  poetry and BAM! SOCK! POW! World Premiere cast includes: Topher Payne as Hamlet Lake Roberts as Horatio Emmett Furrow as […]

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Jordan Pulliam

Jordan Pulliam won the Essential Theatre Playwriting Award for 2012 with the wildly popular Bat-Hamlet, which has gone on to have an impressive five more productions around the country following its premiere with Essential.  (We still occasionally get asked when we’re going to remount it, in fact – by cast and audience alike!) Here is what Jordan had to say […]

20 Days of Essential Plays: Stray Dogs

TWO DAYS LEFT to see your donation matched through our power2give campaign — donate today!https://www2.power2give.org/campaigns/210 #2 in our accompanying 20 DAYS OF ESSENTIAL PLAYS is STRAY DOGS by actor-turned-playwright Matthew Myers, which won the 2013 Playwriting Award and was produced in the 2013 Festival. Myers first came to Essential as an actor in 2010, then […]

40 Days of Essential Playwrights: 1 – Jordan Pulliam

1 Jordan Pulliam BAT-HAMLET was Jordan’s first full-length work, premiering with Essential in 2012 and going on to be produced three more times since then, in Charleston, Louisville and Chicago. Now, more than two years after BAT-HAMLET’s premiere, Jordan has this to say about seeing his work come to life onstage with Essential: “Seeing my […]

40 Days of Essential Playwrights: 11 – Topher Payne!

11 Topher Payne Happy Birthday to today’s playwright, Topher Payne! Topher has acted and written for Essential’s stage and provided behind-the-scenes help for years. In an interview back in 2012, the year of our first All Georgia Playwrights festival which included his play EVELYN IN PURGATORY as well as BAT-HAMLET, in which he played the […]