This production was staged as part of our 2010/11 Season



February 11 to March 6, 2011 | On the Hertz Stage
World Premiere Kendeda Winner
Part of the Hertz Series

" almost perfect work of art. If you care about fine theatre, go see it." —Manning Harris, Atlanta INtown

"[Carapace is] deftly drawn...[a] sharp, often incredibly funny drama..." —Felicia Feaster,

Winner! 2010 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition!

Jeff is a man on a mission to do right by his daughter on her 23rd birthday. But first, he has to do a few things. Figure out where his daughter lives, for starters. Then, find an open pet store. Then, navigate his Oldsmobile past the wrecked 35W Bridge. And probably, yes, stop for a drink. Just one. This time.

A portrait of a flawed man on a collision course with fate one cold Minneapolis winter night, Carapace is the latest winner of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, identifying the best new American playwrights and bringing their work to Atlanta.

Cast & Crew


  • Director
    Judith Ivey is the recipient of the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for her portrayals in Steaming and Hurlyburly, the Obie Award for her performance in The... read more »

Audience Feedback


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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