The actor-playwright-librettist landed here because “Chicago is too cold, New York is a little too crazy. So it was Atlanta, and it’s the best decision I ever made.”
“My goal has solely been to support myself as an actor. If we can act,” he says of himself and fiancee Molly Coyne, “and dedicate 100 percent of our working hours to it, that’s where I want to be.”
“I do theater now because storytellers are so important,” says Atlanta actor Stephen Ruffin, 24. It makes me feel great, experience creativity and purge things that are bothering me.”
“I love the immediacy of theater. I love how interactive and synergistic theater is,” says Atlanta actor Brad Raymond. See him at Stepin Fetchit in True Colors’ “Fetch Clay, Make Man” through Nov. 22.
“I really feel that there has been a genuine loss in human connection, whether physical or emotional,” says Atlanta performer Jessica De Maria. “I feel like theater is the last stronghold in bringing people together.”