Since 2014, this young theatre company has been taking theatre off the stage and into real life.
Found Stages seeks, “to build a sense of community by taking plays out of the theater and into real-world spaces where people live and work.” Upcoming productions include a Wine and Reading Series for new works and Frankenstein’s Funeral: An Immersive Halloween Experience.
Wine and Reading Series
The Dunwoody Nature Center provides the setting for new play readings from Found Stages on the second Sunday of each month through October. Presenting plays written by Atlanta artists, each evening of in-concert style plays includes complimentary wine and appetizers. The non-profit professional theatre will also present Frankenstein’s Funeral: An Immersive Halloween Experience in October.
Up next for Wine and Reading:
Sunday Morning 2 Men Cooking
by Margaret Baldwin
September 8, 2pm-4pm
In a bare and broken-down kitchen in the South, Little Buck and Big Silver make a feast to honor the memory of their beloved matriarch, Granny Lippy, whose motto: If you can read, you can cook inspires their meal. Their preparations veer from praise to dangerous ground when Little Buck starts to question the ritual. His challenge invokes Big Silver’s wrath and threatens to destroy their world order until a surprise visitor brings hope for mercy.
Complete list of Wine and Reading Series playwrights
Sunday, May 12th ~ Lee Osorio
Sunday, June 9th ~ Edith Freni
Sunday, July 14th ~ Mark Kendall
Sunday, August 11th ~ Lee Nowell
Sunday, September 8th ~ Margaret Baldwin
Sunday, October 13th ~ Danielle Deadwyler
About those tickets…
Frankenstein’s Funeral: An Immersive Halloween Experience
Oct. 4-Nov. 3, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church
Mary Shelley leads the audience back in time through her novel and throughout multiple rooms on the church campus. Audience members are invited to share an active role in the experience as they interact with the characters. This spooky and sexy adventure is more sophisticated than most Halloween events. It examines the dangers of unchecked ambition and societal “othering.”
This story tells the timeless and timely tale of what happens when we paint someone who disagrees with us as a monster, rather than considering their humanity. The production of Frankenstein’s Funeral includes an original score that combines live music layered over recorded sound, original dance and fight choreography, magical special effects, intricately detailed period costumes, and scenic designs that imaginatively enhance the architecture of the existing space.
About Found Stages
Found Stages is Atlanta’s most innovative theater company. Our immersive and site-specific events are one-of-a-kind. Our original stories are written, performed and designed by Atlanta-based artists. We build community through innovative storytelling! Visit FoundStages.org for more information.