Arts

Theatrical Outfit’s ‘Unexpected Play Festival’ Highlights Emerging Local Talent

Theatrical Outfit is partnering with Working Title Playwrights to bring audiences the "Unexpected Play Festival", a four-part digital series featuring new plays from Atlanta artists.
Theatrical Outfit is partnering with Working Title Playwrights to bring audiences the "Unexpected Play Festival", a four-part digital series featuring new plays from Atlanta artists.
Credit Courtesy of Theatrical Outfit

Theatrical Outfit is partnering with Working Title Playwrights to bring audiences the “Unexpected Play Festival,” a four-part digital series featuring new plays from Atlanta artists.

“Atlanta is such a hotbed of talent and creativity, and one of the great joys of my first season at Theatrical Outfit has been getting to know the remarkable writers who call Atlanta home. We want to offer a home for these playwrights, where they can develop their work,” says Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director Matt Torney.

A new play reading will be featured every Thursday on their website through the end of January. The next play up is “Memorial Day” by Paul Donnelly and directed by David Crowe. The play tells the story of a group of gay friends navigating the growing AIDS crisis.

In addition to the festival, Theatrical Outfit announced that Addae Moon will now serve as the new associate artistic director. Moon has ample experience in the arts world and is an accomplished playwright.

Torney and Moon joined “City Lights” to talk about the festival and what Moon hopes to bring to Theatrical Outfit in his new position.

WABE brings you the local stories and national news that you value and trust. Please make a gift today.Donate Now