GTA Discovery Series

GTA Discovery Series
The GTA Discovery Series is our alternate — and often more experimental — stage frequently featuring smaller-scale professional productions and contemporary scripts that showcase some of the actors, directors and designers who mentor GTA students and frequently demonstrate a new paradigm of storytelling. Generally performed in our smaller, more intimate theatres and sometimes in unusual, nontraditional spaces with simpler production elements, Discovery Series shows are for those adventurous spirits who want to see new ways of approaching familiar stories or themes.

Coming up NEXT on the 2018-2019 Discovery Series

Discovery Series performances are free of charge, with general admission seating on a first-come-first-seated basis.  Patrons can get vouchers beginning at 6:30pm the night of each performance to guarantee their seats: the theatre doors will open at approximately 7:10pm.

The Kiss

By Helena Scholz-Carlson

April 12-15, 2019
at Brenau University’s Theatre on the Square
301 Main St. SW, Gainesville 30501


Set in a museum in front of Gustav Klimt’s beloved painting, “The Kiss”, this play invites the audience to share in moments of compassion and comedy as pairs of characters experience this famous painting and find the courage to connect, with differing levels of success.  This work by new playwright Helena Scholz-Carlson, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, was recently celebrated by the Horizon Theatre’s New South Young Playwrights Festival.  This world premiere production of The Kiss explores the impact of visual art, with everyone from seasoned art admirers to distraught ex-girlfriends, and even to snarky high schoolers contributing their two cents about the painting.

Rated R for language



Click HERE to read a Q&A with guest director Amelia Fischer






Previously on the GTA Discovery Series

Waiting for Godot   

by Samuel Beckett

Nov 9-12, 2018 
at the UNG-Gainesville Ed Cabell Theatre
3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood


Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s existential classic, begins with two men on a barren road by a leafless tree. Vladimir and Estragon, characterized as “tramps,” contemplate hopelessness and what to do with themselves as they wait for assistance from Godot.  We soon see the world they inhabit operates with its own set of rules—where nothing happens and nothing is certain.  “Nothing to be done” is one of the many phrases that is repeated throughout the play, which is somewhat of a language poem, as our jovial friends grapple with meaning in the modern world.

Rated PG13

Click HERE to read a Q&A with GODOT Director Zechariah Pierce