Theatrical Outfit is kicking off the new year with new personnel.
The Atlanta theatre has just announced the appointment of dramaturg/director/cultural worker Addae Moon to the position of Associate Artistic director. Moon has been the Director of Performance Based Interpretation at the Atlanta History Center, an Artistic Associate with Found Stages Theatre, and a co-founder of the performance collective Hush Harbor Lab. With a goal to enhance the theatre’s reach with Moon’s vast experience, this announcement comes off the heels of a nationwide search that included 100 candidates.
From Addae Moon himself
“As both a playwright and a New Play Development dramaturg, the cultivation of new work and unique and diverse voices has been central to my artistic practice for eighteen years. That, coupled with Theatrical Outfit’s commitment to developing intentional and long-term community partnerships, are the elements that attracted me to this position. I’m excited to play a role in helping Theatrical Outfit become an incubator for new work in the Southeast.”
About Addae Moon
Addae has served as a resident dramaturg with Working Title Playwright’s Ethel Woolson Lab. He was the recipient of the 2015 International Ibsen Award for his dramaturgical work on the project Master Comic and the 2014 John Lipsky Award from the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) for his immersive play Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906. Addae was also a member of Alliance Theatre’s 2015-2016 Reiser Artists’ Lab as co-writer on the immersive project Third Council of Lyons with Found Stages. His recent immersive co-collaborations include Frankenstein’s Ball (2019/2020) and Frankenstein’s Funeral (2019) both with Found Stages.
As the former Literary Manager at Horizon Theatre Company, he served as dramaturg on the early development projects for Marcus Gardley, Lauren Gunderson, Tanya Barfield and Janece Shaffer. Addae received his BA in Theatre Arts from Clark Atlanta University and an MFA in Playwriting from the Professional Playwright’s Program at Ohio University. He is also a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA) and The Fence Network.