Palefsky Collision Project

Fri, Jul 26 - Sat, Jul 27
Rich Theatre

Summer 2019 Performances  

This summer's Palefsky Collision Project ensemble will explore the themes from George Orwell's classic text 1984.

Performances are free and open to the public. Performances are held in the Rich Theatre in the Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center - 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlata, GA 30309. RSVP for free tickets by clicking the link below.

Friday, July 26th, 7 PM
Saturday, July 27th, 3 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Palefsky Collision Project producer, Sarah Wallis at or 404.733.4732



For three weeks each summer, the Alliance Theatre assembles a diverse group of 20 teenagers from metro Atlanta to explore and unpack a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright and director. Through improvisational exercises, oral history, choreography, the individual performing talents they possess, and their writing, the teenagers create a new piece inspired by the classic text but perceived through their own utterly unique and contemporary prism. The Palefsky Collision Project affords teens a unique theatrical experience and gives them ownership of a performance at the Alliance. It also gives students validity – confidence in their talents, strength for the future, and power in their decisions.

Through this dynamic project, metro Atlanta teens create theater for and about themselves by “colliding” with a dramatic text, reinforcing the idea that theater can address their particular ideas and feelings.

The Palefsky Collision Project is a fantastic way to become a part of the South’s premiere regional theater company, meet and collaborate with professional theater artists, participate in an innovative creative process, and make great new friends from schools all over the metro area! The Palefsky Collision Project takes place with the support of the Mellon Foundation's National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with Howlround.

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