Essential Theatre Play Festival 2016 – Performing at Westend Performing Arts Center – July 29 – August 28, 2016


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This summer, Essential Theatre continues its tradition of premiering the best new work by Georgia playwrights for Atlanta audiences with the 18th Annual Essential Theatre Play Festival, the eighteenth since its inception and the fifth consisting entirely of Georgia-created world premieres. The festival runs July 29 through August 28 at the West End Performing Arts Center, located at 945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

This summer, audiences will see the World Premieres of Dispossessed by Karen Wurl and When Things Are Lost by Derek Dixon, the 2016 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award co-winners, as well as three readings from the Bare Essentials Play Reading Series, co-presented this summer with Working Title Playwrights, the premiere playwright development organization in Atlanta.

Shows are performed in a rotating repertory. To view the performance schedule or purchase tickets, go to

“Since its first festival in 1999, the Essential Theatre has presented 27 new works by 23 different Georgia writers, 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. This will be our fifth all-Georgia festival, and we want to celebrate with you!”

Essential Theatre Play Festival 2016

When:             July 29 – August 28, 2015 – 8pm
Where:           Westend Performing Arts Center – 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW– Atlanta, GA 30310 ( Directions )
Tickets:          $20 students & seniors / $25 Advance

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