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Tom Key

After 25 years of leading Theatrical Outfit, director Tom Key takes a final bow

Tom Key planned to exit on a note of fanfare this spring, ending his 25-year run as artistic director of Theatrical Outfit, one of Atlanta’s oldest professional theater companies. COVID-19 intervened, but Key’s vision for producing theater that enlightens and uplifts eventually will prevail under the direction of his replacement, Matt Torney.
School Girls

True Colors’ production of School Girls sparks conversation about colorism and pretty privilege

Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will bring Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play to life at True Colors Theatre Company, February 11 to March 8, as part of its She Griots season, in which black women star in or have written all shows.

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.
Alliance Theatre

This impressive oak sculpture weaves its way through the renovated Alliance Theatre

After more than 100 world premieres, the Alliance Theatre was overdue for its first major renovation. In June 2017, crews began the Midtown venue’s $32-million makeover, which opened this January.
Nia Holloway Lion King

How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17

For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival 10th anniversary

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

For this year’s “Skull Fest,” which runs May 9-12, a record 1,000 comedians applied for a spot, which guarantees at least five shows in front of audiences that include industry bookers, agents, and managers.

In time for the “Oscars of food,” a one-man play ponders the complex life of James Beard

Upcoming Theatrical Outfit play I Love to Eat, a one-man play about the life of James Beard, who was gay, arrives at a time when the restaurant industry is being scrutinized for failing to meaningfully include women, people of color, and the LGBT community.
Harold and the Purple Crayon Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts brings Harold and the Purple Crayon to life with a 19th-century illusion technique

Puppets, blacklights, and a 19th-century illusion technique that has added drama to acts from Disneyland to Coachella will bring Harold and the Purple Crayon to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Pearl Cleage’s new play is a comical ode to female artists—and activists—young or old

Giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories is what connects two generations of artists in Pearl Cleage’s new play, Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, running March 20 to April 14 at Alliance Theatre.
Peter Smith in I Am My Own Wife Out Front Theatre Atlanta

For the first time, a trans performer will play all 35 roles in Out Front Theatre’s production of I Am My Own Wife

Out Front Theatre's latest production, I Am My Own Wife, marks the first time the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning show has been staged with a transgender performer, Peter Smith, playing all 35 roles.

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