A theatre company that has been known for having no walls is taking that to a new and very literal level.

Quick facts

In partnership with the 2021 Atlanta Science Festival, Found Stages has created a Zoom-specific play, The Shift, streaming March 13-27. The interactive piece gives audiences a role to play in this post-apocalyptic story which imagines the United States after droughts caused by climate change have dried up water sources and depleted reservoirs.

In the words of the creators

The Shift is not a play adapted for zoom; it is a play written for zoom,” asserts Found Stages Co-Founder Neeley Gossett, who is one of the show’s writers. “This play can only be done virtually, and it relies on the audience working together to solve puzzles, like an escape room. It is completely different from any other zoom play you’ve seen.”

About The Shift

In a world vaguely similar to our own… “The Shift” has made life as we used to know it obsolete. A years-long drought has led to a shortage of natural resources. Water is scarce. Above the Fault Line, a greedy bottling plant has dammed up the river. Above Faulters receive clean bottled water, but those in Below Fault are left with barely enough to survive. The Committee has decided to take matters into their own hands. But they need YOUR help! Join your fellow citizens and guide three female engineers of the rebellion as they infiltrate the plant and reroute the water system.

The Creative Team

Producer/Director ~ Nichole Palmietto

Producer/Writer ~ Neeley Gossett

Writer ~ Annie Elliott

Writer ~ Addae Moon

Stage Manager ~ Jennifer Kimball

Costume/Props/Background Designer ~ Jennifer Schottstaedt

Puzzles Designer ~ R. Andrew Puckett

Graphic Designer ~ Christopher Fairchild

The Cast

		The Shift: An Immersive Post-Apocalyptic Zoom Play image

About those tickets…

Tickets are $20 per household (Atlanta Science Festival patrons can use discount code ASF2021 for $10 tickets) and are available online at www.foundstages.org/theshift.

About Found Stages

Found Stages is a professional, nonprofit theater whose mission is to build community through innovative storytelling. Co-founded and led by Artistic Director Nichole Palmietto and Resident Playwright Neeley Gossett, Found Stages has been taking plays out of the theater and into real-world spaces where people live and work since 2014. In 2015-16, Found Stages was part of the second round of the prestigious and highly competitive Alliance Theatre Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. In 2019, the company presented the groundbreaking Frankenstein’s Funeral (named one of the year’s best shows by ArtsATL) at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Learn more at www.foundstages.org and follow them on social media at @foundstages.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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