Sundays at 2:00 PM ~ Original Plays by Atlanta Writers:
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.Purchase Tickets Here
On November 4, we’re excited to present the work of Phillip DePoy, the Edgar Award winning author of 20 novels and 43 plays. He was Writer in Residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and Composer in Residence for the Academy Theatre in the 1980s. In the 1990s he was Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit. He’s served as the director of several university theatre programs and was Georgia Author of the Year in 2015. Recent theatrical work includes Nick’s Flamingo Grill and Edward Foote at the Alliance Theatre, and Appalachian Christmas Homecoming nationally. He holds an undergraduate degree in literature/folklore, and a graduate degree in performance art.
In DePoy’s play, Kamikaze Drug Lords of the Sunbelt, a hit-woman working for a Cajun mobster sorts out metaphysical truths during a job. Quentin Tarantino meets Tom Stoppard. Seventeen turnarounds in sixty-six pages. One strange night.