A Presentation of Georgia Fine Arts Academy’s “Plays in Progress” Series
The Georgia Fine Arts Academy’s “Plays in Progress” is a new play reading series that serves the needs of new playwrights, providing them with readers and dramaturgical support while providing community members with opportunities to support new work. Throughout the year the nonprofit offers readings of exciting new scripts that have never been produced before. Talk Backs after each reading give audiences a chance to ask the playwright questions and discuss these in-progress manuscripts. PiP plays often go on to receive full productions.
On Saturday, February 17th, four adept local actors will read Look Away Dixieland by Jeff Auerbach. Following three generations in a changing South, this Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist for best unproduced new American play seeks to understand how we reckon with our past: as individuals, as families, and a society. Look Away Dixieland follows the family of a dying man as they must reckon with his confession to an infamous unsolved racial murder. How do we reckon with a past evil when that evil is a part of who we are?
“This play unrepentantly foregrounds the very real racial violence that haunts both our past and our present. We are sure it will generate a lot of discussion.” – Dr. John Patrick Bray, PiP Co-Chair and Associate Professor, UGA Dept. of Theatre and Film Studies
Start time is 2 pm. Come early to meet up with friends and visit the concessions area. Talk Back afterward.
FREE and open to everyone age 16 and older! Refreshments available, donations appreciated!
More About the Georgia Fine Arts Academy
The Georgia Fine Arts Academy, a registered nonprofit organization since 1980, has been supporting the arts and humanities in Georgia for over four decades, enriching lives through arts education. Holding intensive summer arts camps in the 1980’s and arts-designed programs for disenfranchised children in the 1990’s, late founder William E. Bray wanted to improve the lives of future professional artists. On Saturday, April 6th, the group will hold their eighteenth Café Apollinaire, a showcase in which the talents of Athenians in a range of artistic disciplines are highlighted, including Theatre Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music, and Dance.
For further information contact: Joy Ovington, Creative Director