SNAPSHOT | Park Krausen

“It’s truthful,” Park Krausen says about making theater for a living. She first knew she wanted to be a performer at age 4. Hear that story and much more from the Georgia Shakespeare and Théâtre du Rêve regular in this ENCORE SNAPSHOT.

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Essential Theatre play fest turns 15

Work by such well-known local and national playwrights as Lauren Gunderson, Topher Payne, Gabriel Jason Dean and Karen Wurl have been discovered through Essential Theatre’s annual summer new-play festival. This month and next, Matthew Myers and Katie Grant Shalin join the list. The fest runs through Aug. 11.

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This weekend's best bets: July 11

It’s a big weekend for openings: “Every Tongue Confess” at Horizon Theatre, the Essential Theatre Play Festival and True Colors’ “Shakin’ the Rafters.” What are your picks? (And don’t forget the “Lesbians” at Weird Sisters, and the gods and mortals of “Metamorphoses” at Georgia Shakespeare.)

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The soundtrack of our lives

The girls in these groups — and sometimes they were girls, just 15 or 16 years old — were rarely known to the public as individuals. That made it easier for African-American singers like the Marvelettes (“Please Mr. Postman”) to be played on white radio stations.

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