GTA New Play Festival

The GTA New Play Festival is a collection of live staged readings of new plays by both professional playwrights and students. Two plays from established playwrights and a night of short plays written
and directed by GTA students will be developed over a two-week period and performed live
for you on YouTube, October 22-24.

The New Play Festival is RATED R for language, adult situations, and mature content.

Performances will stream on YouTube through Monday, October 26 at 12pm EST.

Talkbacks will be held on Zoom for Blood and Monster Girls at Sunshine Doughnuts
after the live performances.


by Nambi Kelley

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:30 pm

Three Black men. Three different generations. More than a hospital room, this play explores the legacy of Malcolm X, fatherhood, and Black male love while searching through time, reality, and blood memory for the moral compass of these three generations. BLOOD is the connective spine of love, ancestry, and survival. Written by award-winning actress and playwright Nambi Kelley and directed by guest artist Daniel Carlton.

Monster Girls at Sunshine Doughnuts

by Dani Herd

Friday, October 23, 2020, 7:30 pm

A Frankenstein’s monster, a vampire, and a werewolf walk into a doughnut shop… well, they walk into it because they work there. Meet Elsie, Louise, and Tally—the crew behind Sunshine Doughnuts! The monsters get a little bit more than they bargained for when they agree to host an after-hours party at the shop. Sometimes it really sucks how much the past can come back to bite you. Written by Atlanta playwright Dani Herd and directed by GTA Artistic Director Jayme McGhan.

GTA Shorts

Written and Directed by GTA Students

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 7:30 pm

A selection of short plays written and directed by GTA students, with guidance from GTA faculty and New Play Festival guest artists.

Matter of Phrasing by Greg Hirsch

Sex Eyes by Jeilianne Vazquez

The Séance Response Squad by Erin Graham

Little Bonnie Blue-Belle by Jacob McClure

Squeaky by Olivia Pelton

The Cryptic Case of Howard Hart by Justin Williams

My Big Monster by Dellan Short

Asking for a Friend by Ethan Baez

A Little Bit of Luck by Calvin Bernardo