One of the most fun theaters is just down the street from the Urban Oasis. If you want to laugh, check out Dad’s Garage.
Dad’s Garage is proud to be celebrating its 16th season in Inman Park! Dad’s Garage is committed to elevating awareness of the arts through ensemble driven improvisational comedy and original theatrical works. In addition to producing a full theatrical series and year round award-winning comedy improv, Dad’s Garage also offers classes, children’s programming and a High School Outreach Program. 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C-101. 404-523-3141. http://dadsgarage.com
One of my favorite places to see great live theater is the Horizon. We are lucky to have this theater in the neighborhood consistently putting out a wide range of offerings throughout the year. I try to catch them all.
Horizon is a professional contemporary theatre now in its 28th season of connecting Atlantans with the best and brightest new plays with intelligence, humor, hope and heart. Horizon’s goal is to connect people to each other, their communities and the world through stories that are entertaining, thought provoking, positive and relevant to Atlantans today. Horizon offers education and outreach through our Young Playwrights program and Senior Citizens Ensemble. Euclid & Austin Aves., (404) 584-7450www.horizontheatre.com
If you like theater that is more edgy and provocative then 7 Stages and Synchronicity may be up your alley. These don’t tend to be feel good shows, but will definitely make you think.
7 Stages is one of Atlanta’s oldest and most well known international theaters. Their mission is to engage artists and audiences by producing new plays that respond to the social, political, and spiritual concerns of contemporary culture. Under the guidance of co-founders Del Hamilton and Faye Allen, 7 Stages continues to be a leader in international artistic collaboration, allowing 7 Stages to become an ambassador for Atlanta through recent artistic exchanges with Berlin, France, Germany, Holland and Mexico. 1105 Euclid Avenue. 404-523-7647, www.7stages.org
“Unsettles our hearts and opens our minds as only the best theatre can do.” – Atlanta City Council. Now in its 12th season, the company was founded in 1997 and is currently led by co-founder and Producing Artistic Director Rachel May. Synchronicity has been known for producing smart, edgy work by women playwrights, exuberant musicals for kids and families, developing new work and connecting to the community through outreach programs like Playmaking for Girls – with teen girls in the juvenile justice system. With a focus on women and community building, Synchronicity tells stories that connect you to Atlanta’s diverse communities, the world and your own imagination. Synchronicity is in residence at 7 Stages Theatre. Synchronicity Theatre 1105 Euclid Avenue – 404-523-1009 or www.synchrotheatre.com