Six Premieres from Six Playwrights at Theater Emory

January 23, 2012

ATLANTA¿Theater Emory presents six plays by six young writers in the premiere of "6x6," February 16-26 at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The evening features one-person short plays from current and former playwriting students at Emory.

Developed during Theater Emory's Brave New Works festival in 2011, and with the guidance of Theater Emory and Creative Writing Program faculty, these plays present original characters from six unique young voices. A serial-killing baker, a dispirited cartoonist, a bitter barista and others create an evening of theater both thoughtful and funny.

Theater Emory Artistic Director John Ammerman conceived of the project and helped bring it to full production this February. " '6x6' has been a wonderful and productive two-year project that has developed a remarkable team of artists, mentors, teachers and, most of all, a group of very talented young writers whose voices have created six exhilarating new pieces of work."

Theater Emory's production of "6x6" features direction by faculty members Tim McDonough, Donald McManus, Michael Evenden, Pat Miller, Janice Akers, and Lisa Paulsen. It addition to the student written work, student designers will work with faculty members to create sets, costumes, sound and lights for each of the six plays.

"I am proud to have '6x6' commissioned, developed, and now produced at Theater Emory," says director of the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory Lisa Paulsen. "These six young writers have answered the call with courage, skill and spirit; audiences are in for a feast!"

Emory University was recently named the best college for budding writers by USA TODAY. Emory¿s strong Creative Writing Program faculty, prestigious faculty and guest lecturers and intimate class sizes create a distinctive program where student writers are given exceptional opportunity to practice their craft.

Theater Emory's premiere of "6x6" opens in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Theater Lab February 16-18 and 22-25 at 7 p.m. and February 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. For tickets and additional information visit arts.emory.edu, or call the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050. "6x6" was commissioned by and developed at Theater Emory. 

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Theater Emory
Theater Emory is the producing organization of Emory University and is affiliated with the Department of Theater and Dance. It is a member of the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts and operates under a season agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.