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That’s a wrap!
Thank you so much to the hundreds of audience members who tuned in from around the world to support women in theater! Our last performance was on August 29th, but you can still read about our 2020 Summer Theater Festival shows by clicking on the icons below. We can’t wait to see you in person in a theater in Summer 2021!
The 2020 SheATL Summer Theater Festival Shows
Written by Christina Jundt & Becca Del Plato
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th at 8pm
Persephone’s world is constant summer heat, prescription pills, and the same damn party every single night. When addiction pulls her underground, the earth grows cold, and Persephone’s loved ones must journey to save her from hell.
Becca Del Plato (Playwright) has been a passionate story-teller since childhood and has accumulated a wealth of experience in a wide range of creative roles and mediums. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance she spent some time in NYC doing stand-up and working as a comedy writer. She has since adapted some of her theatre-making skills to the screen, working as a freelance filmmaker since 2018. Rebecca makes her playwriting debut with “Persephone and the Hum” and is ever grateful to Christina Jundt for her empathy, patience, and heart- not to mention convincing her to move back to Atlanta to live out a shared dream of co-writing/co-producing a play. Endless gratitude to She ATL for the opportunity, and to Rebekah Suellau for her mentorship. She encourages anyone moved by the work to make a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Health at nami.org.
Christina Jundt (Playwright and director): Christina is an Atlanta native who has spent the last seven years teaching, directing, performing, and collaborating with theatre artists through the city. She worked as the Producing and Manager at Horizon Theatre, and has taught growing theatre artists with Synchronicity Theatre, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Atlanta Children’s Theatre, and Dreambox Theatre, among others. She graduated with honors from Brenau University with a BFA in Acting, and is a past participant of Horizon’s Young Playwrights Festival. She is thrill ed by the opportunity to be apart of SheATL along with so many other talented writers and producers. Exciting things are coming for new and developing art in Atlanta- let’s get to work!
Written by: Rhyssa-Kathryn Marie
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th at 8pm
When Archer Porter gets fired for alleged sexual harassment, and his perfect protected world comes crumbling down, he decides to take matters into his own hands. A Safe Space delves into the deep rooted issues of sexism, racism and prejudice in the workplace and the importance of inter-sectional feminism.
Rhyssa-Kathryn Marie (Playwright and Director) was born and raised in Miami, FL but based in Atlanta, GA. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts, and minor in English from the University of Miami. Rhyssa-Kathryn Marie considered herself primarily an actor, with film credits such as Halloween at Aunt Ethel’s and Sense of Self. Her theatre credits included roles such as Hermia in Dead Man’s Cellphone. Rhyssa-Kathryn Marie birthed her in interest in writing from the realization that in the acting world there weren’t enough roles for black women because there simply weren’t enough stories being told about black women. Her first two works are called Body Count, a one-act, examining black female sexuality and A Safe Space, a full length play shedding light on the issues of sexism and racism in the work place.
Written by: Jocelyn Rick
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th at 8pm
After a colleague discovers an incriminating note, the newly appointed principal of a prestigious private academy confronts the student believed to be responsible. But as more layers are revealed, she finds herself questioning the motives of everyone involved — as well as her own loyalties. Tough Love is a full-length straight play that examines the lines between condemnation and compassion, and how these lines fluctuate depending on our level of authority and our personal incentives.
Jocelyn Rick (Playwright) is an Atlanta based playwright. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jocie graduated from Point Park University with a degree in screenwriting before moving into the world of theatre with a literary internship at Pittsburgh CLO. She’s had several one act plays produced in both Pittsburgh and Atlanta, and is a proud alumna of Horizon Theatre’s Apprentice Company. She currently works as the Group Services Coordinator for the Alliance Theatre, in addition to working remotely as a story analyst for Readers Unlimited providing coverage for screenplays. Tough Love will be her first full length play production.
Lauren Morris (Director) is an Atlanta-based theatre maker where her work has been seen at The Alliance Theatre (Virtual Play Club Series), Horizon Theatre Company (The Cake; First Look Play Fest), Theatre du Reve (Code Noir), and Seven Stages (Curious Encounters-via TdR). She came to Atlanta by way of her native Indiana (Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Lily Theatre, Crossroads Repertory, Brown County Playhouse, Shawnee Theatre) and several years in California (South Coast Repertory, Chance Theatre, California Repertory, Cal State Long Beach). Lauren was a member of the Lincoln Center Theater 2018 Directors Lab, and is a proud AEA member.