Ellen McQueen

Sally and Glen at the Palace

A comic drama about the growing friendship between two very different college students working together in the lobby of a 1970s movie theatre in a southern university town. Written by artistic director Peter Hardy. Winner of a New Southern Theatre Festival Playwriting Award.

“One of the year’s best shows” -Sunday Paper & Atlanta Theatre Buzz

“Best Atlanta Playwright” -Creative Loafing

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Woke

By Avery Sharpe
Directed by Ellen McQueen
World Premiere opens Friday, August 3, 2018. 

Woke follows two friends from different backgrounds who are trying to navigate the already rocky transition from high school to college. When a calamitous event captures national attention, they are forced to wrestle with their different understandings of social awareness. Through family, romance, and their own friendship, they painstakingly and comically explore what it truly means to be woke.
Cast: Derrick Robertson (Adrian), Paul Danner (Jesse), DeShon Green (Tanisha), Karina Simmons (Natasha), Kathleen Wattis (Martha), Fred Galyean (Frank)

Advisory: some adult language

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ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE

[soliloquy id=”3060″]By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Ellen McQueen
ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE press kit with photos

Regional premiere opened July 28, 2017.

One of the latest plays penned by our very first Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and the Most Produced Living Playwright in America in 2016, Lauren Gunderson, this play is about Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer. Described by the Huffington Post as “a rare and special artistic achievement,” this delightful play gives you plenty to think about whether you’re a poet, a programmer, a history buff, a technophile or a hopeless romantic.

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