Five public school teachers are caught in the limbo of the disciplinary “Rubber Room,” waiting for their cases to be heard and their fates decided. Poignant and funny drama, it’s like The Breakfast Club for teachers, as thy share secrets with each other and begin to look into their own hearts. Winner of the 2012 Essential […]
Two nights only! August 15 & 16, 2019 at 8pm Devised and performed by Aaron Gotlieb, The Attic explores the things we hold on to and those we leave behind. The Attic performs on the following dates: Thursday August 15, 8pm Friday August 16, 8p
Thanks to support from Georgia Humanities, all readings in the Bare Essentials series are free and open to the public. Be sure to stay after for exciting conversation with the director, cast and playwright! Curated by Essential’s Founding Artistic Director, Peter Hardy. Peter is a national award-winning playwright himself, who’s had over 30 productions […]
World premiere opens Friday, July 26, 2019 This passionate and provocative drama spans four centuries as it tells the tales of two remarkable young women: Amanda, struggling for justice and recognition in the offices of modern-day Atlanta, and the amazing true story of Artemesia Gentileschi, a painter in Renaissance Italy who took her rapist to trial. A […]
by Ben Thorpe, directed by Shannon Eubanks. World premiere opens Friday, August 2, 2019. A horror comedy about a small group of incompetent devil-worshippers who are preparing for the birth of the Dark Lord when an newcomer arrives, thinking she’s been invited to an old friend’s baby shower. Girl talk and plans for the “Hell Feast” […]
The World Premiere of a twisted family comedy about a successful young astronomer who brings his wife home to the north Georgia mountains and the simple country household in which he grew up and where his parents are now addicted to crystal meth. Winner of the 2010 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award.
A comic drama about the growing friendship between two very different college students working together in the lobby of a 1970s movie theatre in a southern university town. Written by artistic director Peter Hardy. Winner of a New Southern Theatre Festival Playwriting Award. “One of the year’s best shows” -Sunday Paper & Atlanta Theatre Buzz […]
A classic new American drama which tells the story of a prominent African-American family that has reached the pinnacle of their professional success, poised to achieve their greatest triumph – only to face the threat of having it all torn down by the illness of the father and the passions of the past. Winner of […]