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Essential Theatre was founded by a playwright, to create a space for playwrights to be playwrights.

Since the first Essential Play Festival in 1999, we’ve premiered or presented 37 new works by 32 different Georgia playwrights, with readings of over 40 more. The Essential Theatre Playwriting Award began in 2001, and since its inception it has been awarded for 27 plays penned by a total of 24 different Georgia playwrights. Each of these plays has premiered as part of an Essential Theatre Play Festival, and many have gone on to publication and/or future productions around the country.

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Our Plays

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Production History

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Previous Winners

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What our Playwrights say

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Joe Playwright, “My Cool Play”
What our Playwrights say

Capitalize on low hanging fruit to identify a ballpark value added activity to beta test. Override the digital divide with additional clickthroughs from DevOps. Nanotechnology immersion along the information highway will close the loop on focusing solely on the bottom line.

Suzy Jones, Writer of “Another Awesome Play”

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