7 Stages collaborates with local, national, and international artists to initiate and develop performance.

Creations that exhibit promise, stimulation and provocation become a part of our Home Brew Series. Enjoy performances and readings from never-before-seen projects in various stages of their creation.

For more information on how you can be a part of the Home Brew Series, please contact  Heidi S. Howard

The 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.

This year we are giving away copies of Kelly Link’s Pretty Monsters as part of The Big Read.

Receiving a free copy of Kelly Links Pretty Monsters is a commitment to submitting an artistic response to the novel. We’ll be leading creative response workshops (Book Clubs), bringing in keynote speakers, all in the service of spreading knowledge and a love for literature.

Categories of artistic response: visual art, literary art (graphic novel, poetry), music (instrumental, song), or performance (theatre, dance, spoken word).

Dates for Book Clubs at Milton Library (855 Mayfield RD in Milton) are:
March 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
* Possible additional book clubs at Gwinnett and Fulton Libraries

At each Book Club meeting there will be a discussion of the book on specific topics led by singer, performer, and teaching artist Dorothy Bell, with Artistic Director Heidi s Howard. We will also be able to discuss artistic responses, with proposals for responses being due at final club meeting. Responses will be curated the week of the last Home Brew.
Example discussion topics: themes, resonance and impact, evolution of characters, point of view. How are the themes/stories in the novel relevant to today’s current events?

To download a Reader’s Guide, click here!

Join us for an upcoming Art of Activism brunch!
Attendance and brunch is complimentary

Sponsored by Babs Midtown, Art of Activism brings together community experts, artists and patrons for a complimentary brunch and powerful conversation. Throughout the season the community gathers to break bread together and discuss the season’s themes of social justice, othering, and the prevalence of intolerance.

You don’t have to see the production to attend the Art of Activism brunch but we encourage participants to do so to fully understand how the art connects to the community conversations.