Spotlight Studio

Alliance Theatre Anywhere

SPOTLIGHT STUDIO

6 Artist Curated Shows
Descriptions of Round 1 are below

The Spotlight Studio is dedicated to spotlighting local Atlanta artists. Whatever their story, whatever their vibe. The Spotlight Studio is a platform for innovative creation. 

In addition to the live productions of the 2020/21 season, the Alliance launched a new streaming platform – Alliance Theatre Anywhere – to bring the best of the Alliance’s stages to the digital world. Streaming shows and exclusive content will be available on demand. Round 1 is available to stream now.

All Atlanta area artists are invited to submit a proposal to produce for Spotlight Studio, an extension of the Alliance Theatre’s inaugural digital season. Spotlight Studio seeks to provide space for generative artists of all varieties to explore the use of digital platforms in creating new and exciting theatrical works. The Spotlight Studio application is available for artists of all disciplines and styles  – actor, director, designer, writer, composer, choreographer, or musician (as examples) – to develop digital work. 

Six Artists are granted $5,000 to develop and produce a thirty-minute digital work within a 60 day period. After the 60 day period, the finished work will live on the Alliance Theatre Anywhere streaming platform as part of the 2020-2021 digital season. Learn more about the application process.

Price: Donation Only (or included with Annual Membership)

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Screenshot

Screenshot is a digital play about two fifteen year old girls navigating their personal worlds through the lens of social media. It's a hybrid of theatre and film, both and yet not completely either one. It's written as a play that takes place almost completely over social media. The story is about two girls, best friends in middle school, who go to two separate high schools and begin to have different experiences, exacerbated by social media. One, a talented dancer, gains a large following. The other struggles to finally be noticed. Soon they're at odds with each other as they try to navigate their own understandings of themselves and their roles in the world, coming of age in the age of social media.

Screenshot is a digital play about two fifteen year old girls navigating their personal worlds through the lens of social media. It's a hybrid of theatre and film, both and yet not completely either one. It's written as a play that takes place almost completely over social media. The story is about two girls, best friends in middle school, who go to two separate high schools and begin to have different experiences, exacerbated by social media. One, a talented dancer, gains a large following. The other struggles to finally be noticed. Soon they're at odds with each other as they try to navigate their own understandings of themselves and their roles in the world, coming of age in the age of social media.

Cracking Zeus

"Cracking Zeus" is a present-day myth about religion, dependency, and redemption. Drug addiction is a scourge that affects nearly the entire world, but has dramatically impacted minority communities in urban areas. This tragicomedy draws a parallel between the rigid structure of the Grecian pantheon and modern views on social hierarchies that valorize power and demonize addiction.

"Cracking Zeus" is a present-day myth about religion, dependency, and redemption. Drug addiction is a scourge that affects nearly the entire world, but has dramatically impacted minority communities in urban areas. This tragicomedy draws a parallel between the rigid structure of the Grecian pantheon and modern views on social hierarchies that valorize power and demonize addiction.

  • Ain't Leavin'

    Why do we resist change? Why won’t we take action? Why must you be wrong for me to be right? “Ain’t Leavin” is a poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film which explores these very questions. From the perspective of a folksy orator, played by local artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, the viewer is asked to examine the fear and the ignorance that often keep us stagnant; or more often, make us dangerous to ourselves and others.

  • Ain't Leavin'

    Why do we resist change? Why won’t we take action? Why must you be wrong for me to be right? “Ain’t Leavin” is a poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film which explores these very questions. From the perspective of a folksy orator, played by local artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, the viewer is asked to examine the fear and the ignorance that often keep us stagnant; or more often, make us dangerous to ourselves and others.

  • Ain't Leavin'

    Why do we resist change? Why won’t we take action? Why must you be wrong for me to be right? “Ain’t Leavin” is a poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film which explores these very questions. From the perspective of a folksy orator, played by local artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, the viewer is asked to examine the fear and the ignorance that often keep us stagnant; or more often, make us dangerous to ourselves and others.

Why do we resist change? Why won’t we take action? Why must you be wrong for me to be right? “Ain’t Leavin” is a poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film which explores these very questions. From the perspective of a folksy orator, played by local artist Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks, the viewer is asked to examine the fear and the ignorance that often keep us stagnant; or more often, make us dangerous to ourselves and others.

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