• The event that shook Atlanta

    In 1958, The Temple on Peachtree was bombed, presumably to further sow division in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle. Instead, the city came together with a newfound resolve in the face of hatred, paving the way for dramatic social change. Our world premiere of The Temple Bombing explores the people and the stories of that fateful event.
  • Ordinary people. Earth-shaking history.

    Four ordinary people try to find their place in the history swirling around them, deciding whether to spectate—or participate. Too Heavy for Your Pocket is the latest winner of our Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. See it on the Hertz Stage from now–February 26. 
  • Less glass slipper, more hot sneaker.

    This modern, magical, musical retelling of Cinderella is bringing the house down in the best possible way—it's our last production before we renovate our theater space and it's the latest world premiere by Janece Shaffer (Troubadour). Bring the whole family this spring.

Meet Jiréh

"I had some issues with some things. And so I asked my grandmother." Jiréh Breon Holder is the playwright of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, the latest winner of our Alliance/Kendeda Competition. Meet him and learn more about the show in this video, then see the world premiere of his play.

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