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A Statement of Support for the National Endowment for the Arts

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The president’s most recent FY2018 budget proposal recommends the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), calling for a minimal allocation “for expenses necessary to carry out its closure.”  The NEA annually leverages a small amount of federal money into enormous support for access and development in the arts across the country, including the Alliance Theatre and many other theater and cultural organizations in Georgia.

Top 5 Reasons to See Too Heavy for Your Pocket at Alliance Theatre

While Troubadour kicked off the new year with rhinestones and rockin' original country music, another historic Nashville-centered show has been taking shape downstairs on the Hertz Stage. Winner of the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, Too Heavy for Your Pocket centers around two married couples in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Bowzie, a young black man, receives a full scholarship to Fisk University. But when word of the Freedom Rides in the South infiltrates the classroom, he becomes pulled in another direction.

Top 5 Reasons to see A Christmas Carol

Think about all the great pairings in the world. Chocolate and peanut butter. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Cookies and milk. The holidays and A Christmas Carol.

Whether you love or hate the classic Dickens tale, it’s one of the most quintessential parts of the holiday season. With the overwhelming number of A Christmas Carol adaptations on TV, in movies or on stage, it’s easy to just say “Bah, Humbug” to all of them.  

Courtenay Collins's Favorite Holiday Recipes

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“Food, glorious food! What is there more handsome?”
 
The musical Oliver! was on to something in its declaration of our love affair with cuisine. In the holiday season, food is king. Every family has cherished dishes they like to whip out during this pinnacle time of year. Courtenay Collins, star of “Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays,” shares her own favorite recipes of the season. 
 
Gran Jan’s Crum Cheese Cookies

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Without using the words in your job title, what do you do at the Alliance?
"I guess you can call me the theatre therapist."

To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

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