Join us in welcoming Actor’s Express for the Threshold New Play Festival, a lineup of Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene.

Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for new plays! This is a FREE event. Please RSVP with the link above or click here. This event is in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a drink from our Mixologist-in-Residence, Cherokee Moon. Cash/credit bar.

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Playwright: Avery Sharpe

Synopsis:

Two friends from different backgrounds navigate the rocky transition from high school to college, confronting what it means to become actively conscious to racial and social justice.

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Avery Sharpe

Avery Sharpe is incredibly honored and excited to be making his Actor’s Express debut by telling such a great story with such a fantastic group of people! He is completing his senior year with a B.A. degree in Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University (KSU) where he is concentrating on Acting and Musical Theatre. His most notable credits at KSU have been Christian inRuinedand Lyons in Fences; however, his most recent credits have been King Norbert in The Frog Prince at Georgia Shakespeare and Sir Studly in Once Upon a Mattress at Stage Door Players. He is constantly humbled to work with and watch all the generous, talented people who surround him in this city, and he is eager to learn and grow with them! He wants to thank the Lord, family, friends, and mentors for putting up with him all this time through every peak and valley so so so so much! P.S. He loves you.

    Actor's Express

    Actor’s Express is a theatre that challenges and reflects contemporary human experiences in an inclusive environment. We seek to jumpstart individual transformations through the shared adventure of our live performances, which range from daringly provocative to audaciously hilarious. Actor’s Express constantly develops new talent, pushes boundaries and encourages people to question their place in the world. Our work creates emotional connections between audience and artist, catalyzing discussion on the complex issues of the contemporary human experience. We stay one step ahead of the conversation - our audiences expect to be challenged when they attend our programming. We firmly believe the relevance and vitality of the American theatre depends upon a continual infusion of new work and the nurturing of new playwrights. Playwrights are the chroniclers, critics and prophets of our times. They offer stories about the way we live, love, and sacrifice, and provide new insights into our shared humanity. Actor’s Express is committed to championing the emerging voices of the American stage.Our primary goals are four-fold: to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta’s artistic community through rigorous theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta’s reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.

    Cherokee Moon

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