7 Stages Theatre Atlanta http://www.7stages.org Where Else? Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:44:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 The Big Read http://www.7stages.org/the-big-read/ http://www.7stages.org/the-big-read/#respond Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:05:34 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=325

TBR-Logo-Partners-InverseThe Big Read is a program run by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.carson-mccullers-jonathan-caren-writes7 Stages is pleased to be a recipient of The Big Read Grant. This season 7 Stages will focus on Georgia native Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Join us during The Big Read for festivals, activities, and book club discussions all culminating with a 7 Stages production of:

fml-chalk-boardPreview Feb 12-13 / Perform Feb 14-Mar 1, 2015
fml is a play about surviving high school and the transformative power of literature. Inspired by Georgia native Carson McCullers’ The Heart is A Lonely Hunter, fml follows Jo, a young girl who is the target of gay bashing, after reading the novel she is motivated to embrace her queer identity and finds the courage to speak out for herself and stand up to her bullies.


Big Read Events:

AJC Decatur Book Festival – August 29-31, 2014
Join us at the Decatur Book Festival and sign up to be a part of our book club, be apart of  a panel discussion with Michael Haverty, Margaret Baldwin, and Tom Key on adapting literature to stage, and hear reading from Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and get a sneak peak at our winter production of fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life.

Atlanta Pride  – October 11-12, 2014
A weekend celebration of unity, self-esteem, and community. We officially kick-off our Big Read Celebration at Atlanta Pride.  Stop by the Charis Book store booth and sign up to be a part of the 7 Stages book club and get a free copy of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Book Club Readings – Wednesday Nights October 15, 29 & November 12, 2014
We invite you to join us as we discuss Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Discussions January 23 &  29, 2015
Join scholars and the cast of fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life as they discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, the book’s impact on literature, and how this classic is woven into our up coming production.

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Home Brew Series http://www.7stages.org/home-brew-series/ http://www.7stages.org/home-brew-series/#respond Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:56:11 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=314 Home Brew

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Curious Encounters 2 http://www.7stages.org/2014-09-04-curious-encounters-2/ http://www.7stages.org/2014-09-04-curious-encounters-2/#respond Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:27:16 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=289 CE-GoldStar-Ad-v2Curious Encounters Festival of Interactive Performance
Curated by Michael Haverty
September 4-7, 2014
Thursday – Saturday 7 PM – 10 PM
Sunday 6 PM – 9 PM
Short interactive performances running until 10 PM. On Sunday shows end at 9 PM.
Be sure to arrive by 8:30 PM so that you have time to see all the performances. Sunday arrive by 7:30 PM to see all of the performances.
Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door

Curious Encounters returns with six performances for the price of one! Atlanta’s most contemporary, ground-breaking artists and ensembles create original performances that play with the notion of interactive art.

Shana Robbins and the Nomadic Love Mesa
Featuring Stephanie Pharr and Orion from the Back Pockets
This performance runs approximately 40 minutes.  There will only be three performances  a night.  The last show will start around 9 PM. This show contains partial nudity.

A new earth magick ritual exploring methods of movement and storytelling that recode ancient narratives of birth, death, identity and transformation. Audience members are immersed in a new indigenous ceremony offering physical and energetic transmissions of healing, re-embodiment, and life affirmation.

Josh Brooks and Megan Jance
Devise your own personal bathroom atmosphere/experience.

The Object Group
“Spoons”: an experiment in intimacy. Share a bed with a performer. One reads a romance novel aloud to her lover. Another asks that you pass the water. Another shares news from his day. Every experience is different. A comforting moment. An intimate connection. A curious encounter.

Created by Mike Stasny & Maggie Ginestra
“This is a black room.
It contains a strobe light and dance music.
The inside is bigger than the outside.
Your metabolism will eat you alive.
You will not recognize the people you don’t know, or your friends. Don’t be ridiculous.”

Fatimah Abdullah
Rotoscoping animation with watercolor backgrounds. A living painting which alters when a hidden motion sensor is tripped.

Project TBD: Johnny Drago, Jed Drummond, Christen Orr, and Charles Swint
“I Said I was Sorry”
Featuring: Hannah Rose Broom, Erik Thurmond, Jessica Unker, and Markell Williams

Peer through the keyhole, and tell me what you see. Tenderness? Terror? Tears? What looks to some like a moment of loving intimacy, may look to others like a nightmare in progress. A movement-based, durational meditation on domestic violence in queer relationships, “I Said I Was Sorry” voyeuristically deconstructs dangerous cycles of suffering, wherein the roles of victim and aggressor may alternate back and forth, forever and ever and ever. Till death do us part. This show contains adult themes.

Sponsored By

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Krampus Xmas http://www.7stages.org/2014-12-18-krampus-xmas/ http://www.7stages.org/2014-12-18-krampus-xmas/#respond Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:19:49 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=285 krampus_xmas-1
December 18-21, 2013
9 PM


Krampus is coming, so hide your kids.  Join 7 Stages and The Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra as we celebrate the holidays in true rock n ‘roll fashion.  Rock out with your stocking out, and leave the kids at home.  This irreverent holiday show is not for the faint of heart. This show is for adults 18 and over. I.D. will be checked at the box office.

Xmas Apocalypse 2012 7 Stages 1_5662-LKrampus Xmas Features The Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra, and Syrens of the South

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Celles d’en Haut (The Women from on High) http://www.7stages.org/2014-10-28-celles-den-haut/ http://www.7stages.org/2014-10-28-celles-den-haut/#respond Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:45:43 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=278 7Stages_WEB_HOMEBREW_image_v1


Celles d’en Haut (The Women from on High)
by Olivier Kemeid
October 28th 2014 at 7:00pm

In partnership with 7 Stages Theatre’s Home Brew Series

Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain and film stills by Cindy Sherman, Théâtre du Rêve (Theater of the Dream) presents an open rehearsal of its quad city collaboration between Atlanta, Chicago, Montreal and Brussels with Celles d’en Haut (The Women from on High), a new play from lauded Quebecois playwright Olivier Kemeid, directed by Olivier Coyette, Artistic Director of Théâtre de Poche (Brussels, Belgium), and performed by four of the quad cities’ finest actors. Celles d’en Haut is a hilarious and colorful play set in a 1950s establishment, set apart on an isolated mountaintop. Using shrewd humor, the play questions human choices and explores numerous themes: sickness, the power of medication (and our quickness to succumb blindly to that power), and the deification of doctors. It also investigates how institutions might become beneficial and restorative islands, set apart from the deafening din of the world. Complete with videography by award-winning projection and sound designer Mike Tutaj.

Following the open rehearsal, mingle and dialogue with the artists during a wine reception.

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Also Playing http://www.7stages.org/also-playing/ http://www.7stages.org/also-playing/#respond Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:15:51 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=64 Dad's GarageWhat’s Playing at Dad’s Garage?




Rental Productions

Passport To Entertainment

Purchase a 7 Stages Passport and come to any 7 Stages production as often as you like.* The benefits of your passport don’t just stop at 7 Stages. You will also receive discount on tickets to Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity and Actor’s Express** as well as area restaurants including Stir it Up. All For $111 – What a deal!

*Excludes Opening Night Events.
**Single Tickets only. Offer subject to availability.
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The Doctor, The Devil, & My Dad http://www.7stages.org/the-doctor-the-devil-and-my-dad-10-02-2014/ http://www.7stages.org/the-doctor-the-devil-and-my-dad-10-02-2014/#respond Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:46:59 +0000 http://7stages.org/?p=26 DDD-Web-banner-v2The Doctor, The Devil, & My Dad
by Suehyla El-Attar
Directed by Heidi S. Howard
October 2 – 26, 2014
Preview Performances October 2 & 3, 2014
Tickets $18 in advance/$20 at the door
Performance Run October 4 – 26, 2014
Tickets $22.50 in advance/$25 at the door

Once upon a time, a legendary sci-fi television icon and an infamous biblical villain descended upon a woman trapped by her grief. Reality and fantasy merge as she explores the mysteries of the universe.

Summer………………………….Stacy Melich
The Doctor………………………Nicholas Tecosky
The Devil…………………………Gina Rickicki
Dad……………………………….Topher Payne

Help us tell our stories

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