Essential Theatre presents: INDEPENDENT

Post-show Conversations

Thursday night’s post-show conversation will be led by Sean Cameron. Sean is a 20 year veteran of Turner Broadcasting, where he executive produces all of the hosted and long form interviews for Turner Classic Movies as well as the new Art House/Independent movie streaming service FilmStruck.


Friday night’s post-show conversation will be led by Gabe Wardell. Gabe teaches at University of North Georgia, writes about film for ArtsATL, and co-chairs the selection committee for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. He served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Film Festival and Athens Ciné,

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About the Artists

Playwright John D. Babcock III

Babcock (playwright) has written for television, radio and the stage. He is a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies, having written for the late Robert Osborne, and currently writing for host Ben Mankiewicz. He also writers for Agatha’s – A Taste of Mystery, The Mystery café of Indianapolis, Laughing Matters, and Sketchworks. In many ways, the play Independent is a departure for John. And he is grateful and honored to be working with Dan Triandiflou on this production.

John has been married to his wife Amy for fourteen years and they are both thankful for their little red-haired girl June. 

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