Janece is a nationally produced, award-winning playwright, and The Geller Girls marks her fifth world premiere at the Alliance Theatre. Other Alliance credits include Broke (Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award), Managing Maxine (Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award; produced at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and Human Race Theatre), Bluish, and He Looks Great in a Hat. Shaffer’s Brownie Points (Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award) debuted at Theatrical Outfit and went on to Seattle’s Taproot Theater and Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego. Shaffer is working on her first musical, aptly named Bliss, which will be presented in a workshop in New York in spring 2014. When not busy writing on her screened porch in Decatur, Shaffer is the senior editor of the Womenetics. A special thanks to the Alliance Theatre and to all those she calls family.
Tony Award-winning actor Beth Leavel ("The Drowsy Chaperone") will star in the Alliance's world premiere musical, "The Prom," playing Broadway diva Dee Dee Allen.
The Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theater transformation, which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. This is the first major building reinvention for the theater since its construction in 1968 as part of the Woodruff Arts Center campus. The Alliance Theatre will perform its 2017/18 season in 12 different locations in the metro Atlanta area, bringing live theater out into the community it serves. The Alliance plans to return to its new theater space for its 50th anniversary season in the fall of 2018.