We are grateful for our incredibly talented playwrights, cast, crew, designers and directors without whom this year’s festival would not have been possible. For the first time, we produced three critically acclaimed new plays by Georgia playwrights.
Ophelia describes her last date with Hamlet from the Essential Theatre Play Festival’s world premiere of Bat-Hamlet by Jordan Pulliam.
Running in repertory July 2012 as part of the Essential Theatre’s 2012 Play Festival.
July/August 2012 – Simply Buckhead: Topher Payne: Actor/Playwright on a roll. Actor/playwright Topher Payne lives in Decatur, but seems to be practically everywhere. In the upcoming year he’ll premier new scripts at area playhouses from Roswell’s Georgia Ensemble Theatre to 7 Stages in Little Five Points, to the Springer Opera House in Columbus.
As many of you know, THE LOCAL is being produced as one of three world premiere Georgia plays in the Essential Theatre Play Festival, running from July 6th through August 5th at the King Plow Arts Center–tickets are on sale now at essentialtheatre.com.
The changing face of theatre criticism in Atlanta has been a subject that fascinated me for some time, having closely observed it for 25 years now. There are a lot of things I miss about the days when you’d get the Friday AJC and one or two theatre reviews would be on the front page,