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Lovers of new plays, rejoice. It's Kendeda season.
February 2015

Lovers of new plays, rejoice. It’s Kendeda season.

Kendeda season at the Alliance Theatre begins Feb. 16 and includes four days of new-play readings, chatter and debate. Oh, boy! Or, this year, should we say, oh, girl?!

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January 23, 2015

“The C.A. Lyons Project,” the 2015 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, began as “a whole bunch of thoughts and scraps of stuff” relating to the playwright’s experiences on the black dance scene as AIDS took hold.


January 22, 2015

“This one was a little tough at first,” director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw says of “Tuck Everlasting.” “Its themes about life and death are as big as you can get. Those themes and the story’s emotional power make it right for a musical adaptation.”

It’s a Whole New Scrooge

November 18, 2014

The 25th edition of the Alliance Theatre’s popular “A Christmas Carol” features a new Scrooge. Atlanta-based actor David de Vries takes over from Chris Kayser.

Letting her hair down

October 14, 2014

Ultimately, director Judith Ivey sees “Steel Magnolias” as a love story honoring the strength women gain from their friendships with other women. She also likes the play’s emphasis on women accepting one another warts and all.

Guardians of Our Past

October 3, 2014

“We’re not bending poetry to fit theater,” says Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “We’re bending theater to fit poetry.”

Play Ball!

August 20, 2014

The score for “Bull Durham,” a new musical getting its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre, “lives at the intersection of sports and sex,” says composer Susan Werner.

Annie Potts leads Alliance’s ‘Magnolias’ cast

July 15, 2014

When the Alliance Theatre begins rehearsals for its October staging of “Steel Magnolias,” it’ll do so with some heady talent in the room.

Alliance extends Atlanta Artists Lab

July 10, 2014

The Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab is designed to provide an opportunity for artists to grow by having the time, space and money to explore new ideas. And much more …

Colliding with Steinbeck, theater and each other

July 9, 2014

The Collision Project began 13 years ago at the Alliance Theatre to give teens an “ownership-authorship relationship” with theater as opposed to the “sit-there-and-watch it” role.

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