Performers from Actor’s Express have been rolling out a new monologue every week through October, and the final piece has just been released.

Give each of the very different pieces a watch below!

From Actor’s Express

“Actor’s Express commissioned three of Atlanta’s most dynamic and fiercely talented young playwrights to craft short-form solo performance pieces. We asked them to consider themes of hope for the future and encouraged them to interpret these ideas as broadly or as narrowly as they like. The result is three compelling pieces from the next generation of Atlanta writers.”

You are Going to do Amazing Things
By Quinn Xavier Hernandez

A young father records a message for the newborn daughter whom he’s given up for adoption and whom he may never know.

you are going to do amazing things | Quinn Xavier Hernandez (Starring Adrian Baynard)

you are going to do amazing things By Quinn Xavier Hernandez Starring Adrian BaynardA young father records a message for the newborn daughter whom he’s given up for adoption and whom he may never know. This monologue is a part of the Virtual Downstage series. Virtual Downstage: An Online Theatrical Experience is a new online initiative by Actor’s Express to provide premier theatrical entertainment to patrons at-home. We also hope you can support us during this time. As a non-profit theatre organization, Actor’s Express relies on kind donors and enthusiastic ticket buyers. We recognize that we may not see you for some time, but we need you more than ever.To Donate: https://www.actors-express.com/support

Posted by Actor's Express on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Toward Joy
By Amina S. McIntyre

A woman on the cusp of a restorative journey ponders the need for joy in the world right now.

Toward Joy | Amina S. McIntyre (Starring Stephanie McFarlane)

Toward Joy | Amina S. McIntyreStarring Stephanie McFarlaneA woman on the cusp of a restorative journey ponders the need for joy in the world right now.Actor’s Express has commissioned three of Atlanta’s most dynamic and fiercely talented young playwrights to craft short-form solo performance pieces. We asked them to consider themes of hope for the future and encouraged them to interpret these ideas as broadly or as narrowly as they like. The result is three compelling pieces from the next generation of Atlanta writers.This monologue is a part of the Virtual Downstage series. Virtual Downstage: An Online Theatrical Experience is a new online initiative by Actor’s Express to provide premier theatrical entertainment to patrons at-home. We also hope you can support us during this time. As a non-profit theatre organization, Actor’s Express relies on kind donors and enthusiastic ticket buyers. We recognize that we may not see you for some time, but we need you more than ever.To Donate: https://www.actors-express.com/support

Posted by Actor's Express on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spongebob Spectrum Pineapple People
By Avery Sharpe

What do a trip to Mellow Mushroom, drunk-watching “Lovecraft Country” and a certain sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea have in common? You’re about to find out!

Spongebob Spectrum Pineapple People | Avery Sharpe (Starring Meagan Dilworth)

Spongebob Spectrum Pineapple PeopleBy Avery Sharpe Starring Meagan DilworthWhat do a trip to Mellow Mushroom, drunk-watching “Lovecraft Country” and a certain sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea have in common? You’re about to find out!This monologue is a part of the Virtual Downstage series. Virtual Downstage: An Online Theatrical Experience is a new online initiative by Actor’s Express to provide premier theatrical entertainment to patrons at-home. We also hope you can support us during this time. As a non-profit theatre organization, Actor’s Express relies on kind donors and enthusiastic ticket buyers. We recognize that we may not see you for some time, but we need you more than ever.To Donate: https://www.actors-express.com/support

Posted by Actor's Express on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Click here to read more about the entire Virtual Downstage series at Actor’s Express.

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