Crystal Fox in the 2012 world premiere of Pearl Cleage's What I Learned in Paris. Photo by Greg Mooney.

Rosemary Newcott

As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, Rosemary has blissfully directed dozens of productions such as A Christmas Carol, Slur (premiere), Pearl Cleage's Tell Me My Dream (premiere), The Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens (premiere), Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz, The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta (premiere), Seussical, Class of 3000 Live! (Premiere), Go Dog Go!, Einstein is a Dummy (premiere), The Book of Ruth, The Hobbit, and more. She also directed the Alliance High School Collision Project for ten years and pioneered the Alliance’s new and innovative Theatre for the Very Young. Other favorite directing experiences include: Jason Invisible and Knufflebunny A Cautionary Musical both for the Kennedy Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts for December 2001 and is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. She was named Best director of the Year in 2002 by the AJC and in 2005 was awarded the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award, the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass award and is on the board of TYA/USA. Rosemary holds an MA in Theatre from Northwestern University and a BA in English and Theatre from New Jersey City University. In May, Rosemary and playwright Pearl Cleage will travel to the Kennedy Center’s New Visions New Voices festival to workshop a new play for young audiences and their families which will be seen on an Alliance stage in the near future.   

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The Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth & Families

Roles for Rosemary Newcott


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.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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