RETURNING TO ATLANTA

August 25-September 11, 2021

At the Windmill Arts Center

Tickets available now!

Announcing the 2021 SheATL Summer Theater Festival

We’ll see you at the Windmill Arts Center in Atlanta with three brand-new shows! Each show will have one live performance in the theater with an audience. That performance will be recorded and streamed online between September 9th and 11th.

You can purchase a ticket to the in-person performance, or the digital performance. The digital performance will remain online for 5 days, so you can watch it “live” when it premieres, or any time at your convenience in that timeframe. 

FOUR WIVES AND A WILL

Live performance Wednesday Aug. 25 at 7:30pm; Digital performance Sept. 9 at 7:30pm

AND GOD FORBID IT SHOULD BE SO

Live performance Friday Aug. 27 at 7:30pm; Digital performance Sept. 10 at 7:30pm

TO FREE A MOCKINGBIRD

Live performance Saturday Aug. 28 at 7:30pm; Digital performance Sept. 11 at 7:30pm

Click the icons below to learn more about each show and get tickets!

 

FOUR WIVES AND A WILL

By Bernette Sherman

A slice of 227 topped with a scoop of Golden Girls in the 2020s, complete with weed, woke folks and wise cracks, and, well – a serious message. 

Live performance Wednesday Aug. 25 at 7:30pm

Digital performance Sept. 9 at 7:30pm

 

When Will Crossman dies he leaves behind four ex-wives and a daughter. There’s also the mysterious box everyone wants to get their hands on at the reading of the will. Lenora fails to guard it and the truth about Kimberly’s father is revealed. Despite his flaws, Will tries to make some things right through his will.With humor and pointed lines these women show the impact of personal histories on their emotional and mental health – and the importance of self-care. Still, there’s no love lost as bitterness and jealousy threaten to derail the evening. 

Bernette Sherman (Playwright and Director) is pleased Four Wives and a Will and SheATL will allow her to become a produced playwright and director. Her primary work is as a spiritual messenger and coach. She’s an Atlanta-based coffee-loving wife, mom, author, former beauty-queen, and former comms professional. She believes bringing her vision of this story to life on the stage requires a hands-on and personal approach. Bernette enjoys traveling, movies, and theater. 

AND GOD FORBID IT SHOULD BE SO

By Roz Sullivan-Lovett

A gender play for fairy-tale girls and the foxes that eat them. 

Live performance Friday Aug. 27 at 7:30pm

Digital performance Sept. 10 at 7:30pm

And God Forbid It Should Be So is a short exorcism of gendered narratives featuring a  spirited maiden, a blood-thirsty bridegroom, and roughly six variations of the 17th– century fairy tale Bluebeard’s Wife. While trapped in the quiet dining room of their  own body, a young person scrambles to construct a queer selfhood in time for their  future spouse to knock on the door. A story about unimaginable adulthoods and  non-binary identity, this play digs up and feasts on the horror of discovering who  you are.

Roz Sullivan-Lovett (Playwright) is an early career non-binary playwright and actor originally from  Portland, Oregon. Their work has been produced by the Essential Theater, Brave  New Works, Muhlenberg College, and the Over Due Theater Company. They’ve also  received awards from the Tennessee Williams Festival, Glimmer Train, the Lenaia  Festival, and publication in Bayou Magazine. Their work focuses on grief, queer  storytelling, and loneliness, but they would like to note that despite that, they’re  hilarious. 

TO FREE A MOCKINGBIRD

By Grace Aki

Generational trauma is…funny.  

Live performance Saturday Aug. 28 at 7:30pm

Digital performance Sept. 11 at 7:30pm

To Free a Mockingbird is a combination of  storytelling and stand-up, with heart. We follow Grace’s family’s journey across the sea and through the south. An examination of ‘Gone with the Wind’, family secrets and how our stories get told. To Free A Mockingbird is a vulnerable and daring piece, filled  with Grace’s effortless humor and honesty. This is her story and  maybe yours as well.

Grace Aki (Playwright) is the reigning Miss North Georgia Agricultural Fair Queen because upon her crowning, she was promised a funnel cake. As an actor she trained at The Barrow Group, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade and regularly performs stand up. For more stories, listen to her podcast  ‘Tell me on a Sunday.’ In her spare time she drinks tea, feeds her cat when she BEGS, and illustrates her favorite scenes from films.