Open-Ended Local Programming Available for On-Demand Viewing

Oakland Cemetery is bringing the award-winning Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours to your living room. Grab a bag of popcorn and turn the lights down to enjoy this annual Halloween tradition.

Our tours are designed to enlighten, not frighten, so settle in with the family for amazing and eclectic stories of Oakland Cemetery. This year’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland™ tours include one of Atlanta’s first prison matrons, a Shakespearean actor who overcame a visual impairment, and one of the most prominent seamstresses of early twentieth-century Atlanta.

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Purchase the Capturing the Spirit of Oakland 2020 film

Did you purchase Capturing the Spirit tickets this year? Then you’ve got access! There’s no need to purchase now. We’ve sent all of our current ticketholders a special link that will allow you to get the film for free. Please contact mfernandez@oaklandcemetery.com if you can’t locate the email.

WATCH PREVIEW TRAILER HERE

Join us in supporting our Apprentice Company and their new one-act plays!

We've missed our Horizon 2020 Apprentice Company since they officially "graduated" back in June. But Horizon's AppCo is back from the great beyond to show the culmination of their year; this fresh showcase of one-act plays!

Three up-and-coming theatre artists have written and directed brand-new theatre for you to enjoy, and they're all available on our YouTube and Facebook pages! Watch them with your friends and family and don't forget to show them to other aspiring thespians!

Whether you're a regular fan of the brilliant young artists in our program or you've never seen one of our Apprentice Company showcases, get ready to be blown away! Find the links to all the plays below.

Last Goodbye

This goofy romantic comedy set to R&B music of the 1970's follows a young man who learns the hard way how complicated love can be when he enlists the help of family and friends to win back his ex.

Playwright: LaBorn Brown
Director: Robert Ruson
Cast: Ashley Carter, Caroline LeDuc, Libby Williams, Jerrell Brown

Whale Fall
Sibling rivalry, publishing, and addiction come together in this masterfully woven drama.

Playwright: Jack Padgett
Director: Lauren Morriss
Cast: Derrick Robertson Jr., Jordyn Cavros, Madeline Sain, Stephanie Lee

Isla, Cara, The Nicks, and Niveah
This fun and fiendish mystery one-act hits more than a few bumps in the road when two college students looking for a third roommate make a mistake that changes them forever.

Playwright: Rachel Ruff Cuyler
Director: Marguerite Hannah
Cast: Aminah Williams, Brian Chenard, James Cates, Kyla Cheneil, Maya Kelch

Actor's Express presents

Monologue Series
 

Features work by Quinn Xavier Hernandez, Amina S. McIntyre and Avery Sharpe Launches weekly beginning October 8, 2020; available free on Actor’s Express’s YouTube channel.

Actor’s Express commissioned three of Atlanta’s most dynamic and fiercely talented young playwrights to craft short-form solo performance pieces. We asked them to consider themes of hope for the future and encouraged them to interpret these ideas as broadly or as narrowly as they like. The result is three compelling pieces from the next generation of Atlanta writers:

you are going to do amazing things   (October 8)
By Quinn Xavier Hernandez
A young father records a message for the newborn daughter whom he’s given up for adoption and whom he may never know.


Toward Joy   (October 15)
By Amina S. McIntyre

A woman on the cusp of a restorative journey ponders the need for joy in the world right now.

Spongebob Spectrum Pineapple People   (October 22)
By Avery Sharpe

What do a trip to Mellow Mushroom, drunk-watching “Lovecraft Country” and a certain sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea have in common? You’re about to find out!

MORE INFORMATION HERE

Actor's Express' Virtual Downstage presents

WE ALL NEED SOME JOY.

Actor’s Express continues its Virtual Downstage series. Our mission is to provide premier theatrical entertainment to patrons at-home. Starting today, our weekly monologue series will be featured during the month of October.

Actor’s Express has commissioned three of Atlanta’s most dynamic and fiercely talented young playwrights to craft short-form solo performance pieces. We asked them to consider themes of hope for the future and encouraged them to interpret these ideas as broadly or as narrowly as they like. The result is three compelling pieces from the next generation of Atlanta writers:


Virtual Downstage is supported by Fulton County Arts & Culture COVID-19 Small Business Relief -Virtual Arts Initiative.

Spongebob Spectrum Pineapple People
By Avery Sharpe [PICTURED]
Starring Meagan Dilworth

#NowStreaming on YouTube

What do a trip to Mellow Mushroom, drunk-watching “Lovecraft Country” and a certain sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea have in common? You’re about to find out!

WATCH NOW ON YOUTUBE

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Toward Joy
By Amina McIntyre [PICTURED]
Starring Stephanie McFarlane

#NowStreaming on YouTube

A woman on the cusp of a restorative journey ponders the need for joy in the world right now.

 

WATCH NOW ON YOUTUBE

you are going to do amazing things 
By Quinn Xavier Hernandez [PICTURED]
Starring Adrian Baynard

#NowStreaming on YouTube

A young father records a message for the newborn daughter whom he’s given up for adoption and whom he may never know.

WATCH NOW ON YOUTUBE

New Stages 

Welcome to Georgia Ensemble Theatre's

VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

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Adapted by John Glore from the novel by Madeline L'Engle

Directed by Laurel Crowe

It was a dark and stormy night...

 

The beloved classic by Madeline L'Engle is brought to colorful life by just six actors in a whirlwind performance of A Wrinkle in Time. Meg Murray's father is missing, her mother is struggling, and now it seems like her whole world is falling apart. But the storm is blowing mysterious new friends into Meg's path. With the help of her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin, Meg will set off on a dangerous adventure across the universe to save her family--and the whole world.

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Adapted by Alex Koceja

Directed by Laurel Crowe & Michael Vine

An energetic adaptation of Aesop's beloved tales featuring stories like The Tortoise and the Hare and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. This brand new re-telling captures the blend of humor, excitement, and life lessons that audiences have loved for centuries. Capture the energy of our touring school productions with this on-location video, filmed in March 2020.

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Watch These Archived Merely Players Streams:

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WATCH: THE INTERN VIEW HOSTED BY ELIOTT GRENIER

We are excited to share our new web series designed to introduce (or re-introduce) you to our Actor's Express Interns - past and present. Hosted by current intern Eliott Grenier, the series will dive into their experience with Actor's Express and what they are up to now. New episodes of The internView will be released every Thursday over the coming weeks. Episodes can be found on our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

WATCH NOW  (CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE)

NOW AVAILABLE -- ALL THE ENTRIES IN OUR 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Post op
Written by Dr.Lee Jones
Directed by Allison Epperson

Mute Me Baby One More Time
Written by Emily McClain
Directed by Rodney Johnson

Zoom Date

Written by Rob Summerour
Directed by China Harrison

After the Breakup

by Andrea Hermitt

Aftermath 

produced by Becca Parker

directed by Kelly Rhyne

written by Jacob Christner


Cast A: Charles Bohanan, Rick Bragg, Daniel O'Brien
Cast B: Daniel O'Brien, Ben DeWitt, Michael Parker

 

Otto the Automated Manager
Written by Andrew Percher 

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