Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record; the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and the Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the evening of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
DramaTech Theatre Atlanta presents Open House 2017! Open House is DramaTech’s annual week-long recruitment event! We have activities and fun planned for the entire week as well as an opportunity to act in or tech a show that’s at the end of the week! Below are a list of free events throughout the week. All events start at 6:00pm EST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the event with any questions!
SUNDAY August 20th: Tours, Board Games, and Snacks with DramaTech members!
MONDAY August 21st: Auditions for Friday Show, Tours, Board Games, and Snacks with DramaTech members!
TUESDAY August 22nd: Auditions for Saturday Show, Intro To Technical Theatre, a Work Party, and Snacks!
WEDNESDAY August 23rd: DramaTech Club meeting, Rehearsals, and Work Parties!
THURSDAY August 24th: Let’s Try This! Workshop, DramaTech Tap Troupe Workshop, and Work Party/Rehearsals!
FRIDAY August 25th: Pre-Show Tabling, Dinner, and SHOW!
SATURDAY August 26th: Pre-Show Tabling, Dinner, and SHOW!
Come out and see Georgia Tech’s resident improv troupe Let’s Try This! Established in 1989, LTT! has entertained audiences from Georgia Tech students to the greater Atlanta area and beyond. Join us for a night of mid-day television and laugh along with sitcoms and dating shows.
Step by Step
Our Friends are some of the most important people in the world. Though we all know that Family Matters too! Which is why Let’s Try This! is putting on a show all about Modern Families and Golden Girls. We’ll be performing a full episode of our own sMASH hit sitcom, but not from a script or anything like that. It’ll be fully improvised right in front of you, In Living Color! So once you’re done at The Office, make sure to come to the Dramatech Theater and catch the hottest sitcom never made! Cheers!
Dr Love’s Dating Simulator
50% Dating Game, 50% reality TV show. 100% chance of finding love! (with some margin of error). Doctor Love’s Dating Simulator is an improvised dating reality show! (Think the bachelor, but none of it’s scripted). Watch as our contestant courts possible sweethearts with the help of your suggestions!
by Nick Payne –
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
Constellations is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
by Sarah Ruhl –
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
A new play by Caleigh Derreberry –
A sudden flood prevents Abraham from taking his daughter Morgan to her swim meet, stranding them at the house of his business partner, Olive Shaw. At least, that’s what he tells Morgan, who’s convinced he’s just trying to prevent her from attending CalTech. At least, that’s what he tells Olive, who wants him as far away from her house as possible. But the storm rages on and Abraham just wants to save Olive’s garden and Morgan just wants to leave and Olive just wants to be alone and everything just seems a little suspicious — what business were these people in again? The story of a family and a flood and the ways we know one another.
What does a dystopian future look like and how do humans fit into it?
Harper hears screams in the night and uncovers a secret that changes the course of her life. Far Away depicts a terrifying world where everyone and everything is at war. When you don’t know who to trust, can you even trust yourself?
Auditions for DramaTech’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest will be held on Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 at 7pm. The auditions will consist of cold reading and you only need to audition on one of the two days. Sides will be available to review on November 1 on DramaTech’s website.
Video submissions will be accepted for those who are not in the Atlanta area this semester. Deadline for video submissions are November 7 by 7pm EDT. Video submissions should be emailed to email@example.com.
Performance dates are February 10 – 25, 2017 and some rehearsals will begin late this semester.