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Raising the Dead

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Directed By ,

World Premiere opens Friday, November 5, 2021

On a hot night in New Orleans, two very different women — lost in loneliness and the living death of feeling invisible – try to connect and find a way to bring themselves back to life.

Erin Considine, co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award
Playwright Erin Considine, co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award

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Performance Schedule

Thursday November 4 (8pm) Preview performance

Friday November 5 (8pm) Opening Night

Saturday November 6 (8pm) Neighborhood Night

Thursday November 11 (8pm)

Sunday November 14 (2pm)

Tuesday November 16 (8pm) Industry Night

Friday November 19 (8pm)

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Cast:

Myra: Laurie Beasley
Harlowe: Ellen McQueen*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

Artistic Team:

Playwright: Erin Considine
Directors: Peter Hardy and Ellen McQueen
Stage Manager: Kyra Cohen
Scenic Designer: Gabrielle S. Stephenson
Lighting Designer: Harley Gould
Sound Designer:
Costume Designer:
Propsmaster: Chase Weaver


Meet the Playwright: Erin Considine

Erin K. Considine is co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, along with Anthony Lamarr White. An emerging Southern Playwright from the Atlanta area, her first full-length play Pete & Wendy was included in 2016’s Bare Essentials Play Reading Series. This collaboration led to the development of Riding Bicycles in the Rain (2017 Ethel Woolson Lab & 2018 Playwrights Voiced Festival),and Flaming Out (2018 First Light Reading Series). Her scripts Twenty-Two (2020 Dramaworkshop at Palmbeach Dramaworks, 2020 New Works Festival at the Garry Marshall Theatre, and 2020 Ethel Woolson Lab) and Raising the Dead (2021 Unexpected Play Festival) both incubated during the lost year of the pandemic. Erin was named a Finalist for the 2019 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 BAPF and the 2020 PlayPenn Conferences, and she was the Winner of the 2020 Tennessee Williams Festival One Act Play Competition. Fall of 2020 she was a Travis Bogard Artist-in-Residence and the first Carey Perloff Fellow at the Tao House as part of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation.

Read our interview with Erin.