Start Down

Hertz Stage
Start Down
Feb 13 - Mar 6, 2016
Hertz Stage
World Premiere Kendeda Winner

" of the finest Kendeda winners I've ever seen...Start Down asks more questions than it answers, and that's a good thing." —Manning Harris for Atlanta INtown

"[Playwright Eleanor] Burgess is a fine writer...[Start Down is an] engaging, intelligent play." —Andrew Alexander for

Winner of the 2016 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition

Inspired by his girlfriend’s high school teaching career and eager to create a cutting-edge product, software developer Will forms a company dedicated to making online tutorials tailored to individual student needs. It’s a brilliant idea until the program threatens some deeply held beliefs about the student/teacher relationship.

A smart and funny look at work, love, and get-rich-quick tech start-ups.

This award-winning play questions the way we live, the way we educate our children, and our core values around technology. 

Hertz Stage

Hertz Stage view during The Whipping Man

The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.

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