Wine and Reading Playwright Series

Sundays at 2:00 PM ~ Original Plays by Atlanta Writers:

AUG 5 – Neeley Gossett
SEP 2 – Jiréh Breon Holder
OCT 7 – Gabrielle Fulton
NOV 4 – Phillip DePoy

The Nature Center is partnering for a second time with Found Stages to present a six-month “Wine & Reading Series” of new plays by nationally known playwrights who call Atlanta home. Featured playwrights will include Phillip Depoy and Jiréh Holder, whose plays Edward Foote and Too Heavy for Your Pocket were produced by the Alliance Theatre in recent years. This series, which will run on the 1st Sunday of each month from June through November, will show off the Nature Center’s beautiful new glass enclosed pavilion and include a meet-and-greet with the featured playwright at receptions with wine and appetizers before and after a reading of their plays by Atlanta’s most talented professional actors.

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Our August 5 reading features Neeley Gossett. Neeley holds an M.F.A. from The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University. She is tenure track, faculty at Georgia State University’s Dunwoody Campus. Her works have previously received productions and readings at The Weird Sister Theatre Project, Theatre Emory, 7 Stages, Lark Play Development Center and many others. Several of her plays for are published by YouthPLAYS, and in 2017, Alliance Theatre produced her play, Alice Between. Roman Candle Summer was a Kendeda finalist, and Decoration Day was chosen as the Alliance’s 2016 Kendeda Alumnus Reading. She is the recipient of The Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, has an M.A. in English from The University of North Carolina Wilmington and a B.A. in Theater Arts from Marymount Manhattan College. Neeley and Nichole Palmietto are co-founders of Found Stages, through which her immersive play, Beulah Creek, premiered and was nominated for The Suzi Bass Awards’ Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award.

Neeley’s play is titled The Year Without Summer and features Nadine, a lepidopterist, who is in India to clone an endangered butterfly. While there, she has to make a personal decision about whether or not a use an Indian woman as a pregnancy surrogate.


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