C4 Atlanta

Essential Theatre’s mission is to nurture and produce exciting and challenging new work by Georgia playwrights and expand the theatre experience of our audiences by presenting world and regional premieres previously not seen in the Atlanta area.\r\n\r\nSince 1999, the Essential Theatre has produced an annual Festival consisting of three full-length plays performed in repertory, with at least one new play by a Georgia writer produced every year. In recent years our emphasis has shifted to producing all new works by Georgia writers. In the first fifteen years of the Festival, we’ve presented 23 new works by Georgia authors, all receiving productions of the highest artistic quality through Essential and many going on to receive future productions elsewhere in Atlanta and across the country.\r\n\r\nOur vision in moving forward is to give Georgia playwrights an ever-stronger voice across the country and in the world, and in so doing, to continue to enrich our own community of artists and audience members at home.