This production was staged as part of our 2013/14 Season

Warrior Class

Warrior Class

October 25 to November 17, 2013 | On the Hertz Stage
Part of the Hertz Series

Content may be inappropriate for children under age 14.

"...may be the best thing I've seen on stage in Atlanta in years." — Eleanor Ringel Cater, Atlanta Business Chronicle

"...seems cut from the same cloth as House of Cards...feels like a successful fusion of live theater and compelling television." — Curt Holman, Creative Loafing

"The brilliant set design...perfectly echoes the shifting, unfixed, and often indeterminate power dynamics between the three characters." — Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL

Discovered by the Alliance Theatre in the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition’s second year, Kenneth Lin has become one of the most widely commissioned and produced Asian-American writers in America. He is also making waves in other media – he is a writer on the Emmy-winning Netflix series House of Cards.

In this critically acclaimed new political drama described by the New York Times as “absorbing,” a potential political star is being groomed for a big race in New York City. But a former girlfriend might tarnish this young politico’s sterling reputation if a political fixer can’t find her price. A thriller of a play written with an astute and blisteringly contemporary eye for dialogue that contains surprises up to the final curtain, this wonderful play will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Cast & Crew


  • Understudy for Julius Weishan Lee
    Timothy is a recent graduate of Emory’s Theater Studies program who is excited to make his debut at the Alliance Theatre. Atlanta: Hidden Away (The Lucky Penny),... read more »
  • Holly Lillian Eames
    Carrie is excited to be back at the Alliance after understudying two roles in Bike America earlier this year. Past Atlanta stage credits include No Exit (... read more »
  • Nathan Berkshire
    Clayton says it’s a joy to be back at the Alliance. More than 40 plays, 50 films, 180 TV episodes, 85 commercials. Recent: Storefront Church (Theatrical Outfit),... read more »
  • Understudy for Nathan Berkshire
    Matt is pleased to be working with the Alliance for the first time. Off-Broadway: Hell: Paradise Found (59E59), Regional: The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s... read more »
  • Understudy for Holly Lillian Eames
    Morgan was last seen playing Nora in Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre's comedy Assistance. Other credits include Cécile Volanges/Dangerous Liaisons,... read more »
  • Julius Weishan Lee
    Moses is making his Alliance Theatre debut. His regional credits include King Lear, Amadeus, The Ladies of the Camellias, A Christmas Carol, and 1001 at the Denver... read more »


  • Stage Manager
    Jon is thrilled and grateful to be working on his second Alliance Theatre production, recently being introduced / initiated as a stagehand for Choir Boy. A native of... read more »
  • Set Design
    Mimi is a designer of sets and environments for theater, dance, and opera. Having arrived at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the... read more »
  • Playwright
    Mr. Lin’s plays Warrior Class (TCG Edgerton New Play Prize), Fallow (Barrymore Nomination: Outstanding New Play, Brown Martin Philadelphia Award), Intelligence-... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Alliance Theatre: Bike America. Broadway: Ann. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company; Brooklyn Academy of Music; EST; Lincoln Center; The Play Company; Playwrights... read more »
  • Costume Design
    Sydney is an award-winning costume designer who has been designing for Atlanta and regional theaters for many years. She designed last season’s Tell Me My Dream... read more »
  • Sound Design
    Kendall has designed and composed original scores for Atlanta theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre,... read more »


  • Director
    Alliance Theatre debut. Recent credits: Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present… (Soho Rep) for which he received a 2013 Obie Award for Direction;... read more »

Audience Feedback



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