Pictured above: Theatrical Outfit's The Laramie Project. Photo credit: Casey Gardner Photography.
Theatrical Outfit has announced the upcoming addition of two new initiatives to promote growth in the theatre community.
Beginning this fall, the theatre will add an apprentice program geared toward helping new college graduates gain real-world theatre experience. The company will also premiere Made in Atlanta, a new play development program, “with the goal to create a place in the heart of downtown for artists to tell Atlanta’s stories.”
Check out full details on each program below!
Made in Atlanta
Theatrical Outfit will launch a new work development program called Made in Atlanta. Made in Atlanta will include three stages: commissioning new works, developing scripts through workshops and readings, and producing world premiere productions.
Through these avenues, Theatrical Outfit will focus on developing stories about Atlanta and the South, nurturing powerful new voices, and building national partnerships that will enrich their theatre and community. More information will be released soon about this new program including details on their first commissioned work highlighting the life of an Atlanta legend.
In the 2020-2021 season, Theatrical Outfit will build on their commitment to develop the next generation of theatre artists with the launch of an apprentice program which will provide a year-long opportunity for recent college graduates seeking a bridge between their college studies and their professional careers.
Apprentices will be given specific responsibilities in their area of focus (artistic, production, or management) and will help develop a series of theatre pieces commissioned by Theatrical Outfit through Made in Atlanta. Beginning in the 2021-2022 Season, these pieces will take the conversations that matter, such as those around civil rights and environmental stewardship, into local schools, allowing the apprentices to gain vital real world experience and expanding Theatrical Outfit’s educational programming into the school systems of metro Atlanta.
Visit theatricaloutfit.org for more information.