Local Programming Available for Open-Ended On-Demand Viewing
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From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
“Everyone should have something to point to, something to be proud of.” WORKING: A Musical explores what makes our work meaningful across all walks of life. Whether it be in an office, a restaurant, your home, or you’ve retired, this musical reminds us to celebrate not only what we do, but how we do it. With original songs by Lin-Manual Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor, the Alliance Theatre’s concert staging of WORKING will premiere as part of the Under the Tent series.
Spotlight Studio: a platform celebrating local artists
And you can stream these projects for FREE. Although donations are welcome.
Atlanta artists of all varieties were invited to apply for support and a platform at the beginning of our inaugural digital season. Six were chosen and granted $5,000 to develop a piece of work for Spotlight Studio. Three more projects will be available to stream in the coming weeks, and you can stream the first three now. Watch the trailers below.
by Weston Anders
A poetic, and somewhat haunting, short film asking us why we resist change.
by Christopher Hampton
A present-day myth about religion, dependency, and redemption.
by Chloe Kay
A coming of age story in the age of social media.
A wall mural near the end of the Beltline at Irwin Street, Aug 13, 2016.
Photo by Mariann Martin
Southbound: True Life Tales from the ATL and Beyond
Welcome to our newest Horizon at Home show! From the depths of the ATL, here are the stories bubbling up from artists on the Beltline to the West End to Buford Highway. True life tales told solo from the heart by writers, musicians, actors, journalists, leaders, celebrities – and just plain folks with great ATL stories to tell. Don’t miss this inaugural show with our stellar line-up of ATL artists ready to tell you their amazing true-life tales. This one’s on Zoom, but we’ll be live monthly (or more often) once our theatre re-opens.
Our high energy hosts are actor/writers Megan Hayes (Horizon’s Sex with Strangers and Waffle Palace Christmas) and Brittani Minnieweather (Sweet Water Taste and The Ghosts of Little Five Points). Our guests are all amazing Horizon/ATL artists telling their personal tales, taking us on a journey from a religious cult in North Georgia to a family vacation gone awry to the impact of meeting Sidney Poitier.
EPISODE 2: MOM TALES
This time, we are bringing you Mom Tales. We’ve wrangled some of our favorite Atlanta women to share their stories about their moms – or about being a mom! See our line-up below of amazing Atlanta stars of stage and screen and best-selling author Melissa Fay Greene.
Horizon favorite Carolyn Cook (Citizens Market, Time Stands Still)
Terry Burrell (Horizon’s Love, M, writer/actor/singer, and Broadway veteran)
Melissa Fay Greene (best-selling nonfiction author)
India S. Tyree (actor/musician)
EPISODE 3: JUNETEENTH
A Juneteenth Southbound Evening
Did you know that Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day? However you refer to it, Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary date of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. That date was June 19, 1865, a turning point for ending slavery in the southern states.
In honor of Juneteenth, Horizon’s Southbound Episode 3 spotlights stories that celebrate Juneteenth and Black freedom, joy, and empowerment. Featured guests with true life tales and songs include: Thomas W. Jones II (writer/director/Horizon Associate Artist), W. Imara Canady (community leader, AIDS Healthcare Foundation), Eugene IV (actor/musician/songwriter), Tina Fears (actor/activist) and Keena Redding (actor/singer/Horizon staff).
EPISODE 4: SUMMER FUN
This month we’re talking about Summer Fun and all the things the summer brings. Our talented lineup of artists have incredible stories to tell. Horizon favorite Lala Cochran reveals “Her Naked Summer”, Wendy Melkonian tells about all the “firsts” at summer camp, Enoch King looks back at summers past, comedian Tally shares her summer of growing up fast, and singer/songwriter Quentin Avery Brown brings us a summer song. You won’t want to miss this one.
The series will initially take place on Zoom. Once the theatre reopens, Horizon plans to present live performances of Southbound at least once per month on Monday nights. Each tale will be told from the heart by writers, musicians, actors, journalists, leaders, celebrities – and just plain folks with great ATL stories to tell.
WANT TO REACH US with a story, idea, suggestion or something else? Email, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed the live inaugural show on Zoom, you can still catch our stellar line-up of ATL artists online on our Horizon at Home SOUTHBOUND page!
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Watch the recording anytime online!
Watch Episode 1 Here!
Watch Episode 2 Here!
Just released! Check out our Horizon at Home online video of our live special of short plays about our planet and its future. Experience a dozen short plays and scenes from local and national writers whose stories and styles are as diverse as their settings performed by some of your favorite Horizon actors. From RuPaul’s fracking ranch in Wyoming to a dream world of talking trees, go on a series of adventures from the comfort of your screen. You’re sure to leave this virtual live performance full of theatrical Love for our Earth!
A Big Theatrical Feast of Small Plays
It may sound like a joke, but for Elliot and Molly, two intellectuals struggling with the realities of romance, it’s a very real equation that will take both of them working together to solve. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.
Written by the Tony-Award-Winning playwright Itamar Moses (Band’s Visit, Nobody Loves You, Fortress of Solitude) this modern rom-com inspires both laughter and empathy when it comes to nerds in love.
At its heart, Completeness is a play about the impossibility of certainty…in life, love, and cellular reproduction. At turns hilarious and seductive, Completeness will inspire both laughter and empathy.
Tickets are free, but donations help our theatre keep going till we can come back live again (suggested donation $10/person). Registration is required. Audiences can register to attend the pre-recorded reading with live intro/post-show discussion at horizontheatre.com/horizon-at-home-completeness.
In collaboration with the Georgia Center for the Book and Decatur Library, 7 Stages presents
Join us for an evening of real talk, expert analysis, and storytelling with Scott Turner Schofield online
The entire event was recorded and is available HERE!
After a Sold Out Run, the Atlanta Opera is offering On-Demand videos of these two hit productions.
The Threepenny Carmen
Based on Bizet's masterpiece and adapted for the threepenny world of the pandemic, The Atlanta Opera's World Premiere "Big Tent" production features a motley crew of characters at the fringes of society - coming together for musical and dramatic fireworks in a Texas dive bar. Pre-order today to be the first to see this filmed production, led by Tomer Zvulun and Felipe Barral.
The Threepenny Opera
In this world premiere "Big Tent" version of The Threepenny Opera, an army of puppets are led by their live doppelgängers. Classic tunes including “Mack the Knife,” “Pirate Jenny” and ballads for broken relationships, struggle, love, life and death are the heart of the production. Pre-order today to be the first to see this filmed production, led by Tomer Zvulun and Felipe Barral.
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"Raising the Curtain" is a series of conversations centered around crucial topics in theatre.
As we return to in-person theatre and rekindle the magic of the stage, let us not forget the promise made during this quarantine. A promise of intentional equity, diversity, and inclusion in our artistry.
TOPICS WE'VE DISCUSSED
Family & Theatre
Creative Team Diversity
Advocacy for the Artist
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