Every production at Actor’s Express is designed to ignite something inside you. Our lineup of plays, musicals, concerts and digital content celebrate the breadth of the human experience.”

Freddie Ashley
Artistic Director of Actor’s Express

Natasha Drena in End of the Rainbow (2014). Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

After a year of virtual programming, Actor’s Express is ready to announce its return to the stage! Season 34 is full of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and a co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

May 14 - June 12, 2022

Bootycandy is an audacious series of subversive vignettes that explore what it means to grow up gay and black in America.

July 9 - July 24 2022

“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” Or did she?

Aug. 4 - Aug 28 2022

One of the great masterworks by one of America’s most important dramatists.

Sept. 24 - Oct. 16

A crackling play from MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau, one of the most acclaimed playwrights in America today.

After a year of virtual programming, Actor’s Express is ready to announce its return to the stage! Season 34 is full of dynamic, entertaining work, including a World Premiere and a co-production with Oglethorpe University Theatre. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

FEB 2 - 19

Yes, that’s really the title. And yes, it is about exactly what you think it is. A Musical that will have you laughing so hard you will…

 

A Co-Production with Oglethorpe University Theatre.

MARCH 2 - 26

During a hot summer at a fundamentalist church camp in Texas, an idealistic young counselor works to shepherd the campers in the girls’ cabin through a delicate phase of self-discovery.

 

APRIL 20 - MAY 15

On the eve of the 2016 French presidential elections, a Parisian doctor fears for the safety of her family amid the rise of antisemitism in France. As she considers relocating to Israel, we flashback to her great-grandparents anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones who have recently been liberated from the concentration camps..

JUNE 8 - JULY 2

At Riker’s Island, a frightened young inmate confronts complex issues of faith when he crosses paths with a charismatic serial killer, a sadistic guard and a jaded public defender.

 

JULY 21 - AUG 19

Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time.

SEPT 21 - OCT 14

It is 2016, and it has been 936 days since Flint, Michigan has had clean water. As sole provider for her daughters, sister and elderly mother, third-generation GM employee Marion finds herself on the cusp of a promotion to management.

35th
ANNIVERSARY
GALA

To benefit ACTOR'S EXPRESS

Join us on November 5, 2022 at 7pm for a special night of celebration to ring in the new season at Actor’s Express. Enjoy food, drinks, a fabulous cabaret curated by Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, and get ready to raise some funds to support your favorite Atlanta theatre. 

Tickets are just $75.

And don't miss the afterparty...

Stay after the gala, or join us just for the late night fun. Starting at 9:30pm Actor’s Express will host an exclusive afterparty next door at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. With your ticket you’ll get a free drink, great desserts, and a chance to hang out with the artists that make us the theatre you love. Tickets to the after party can be purchased separately or added to your gala ticket for just $25.

 P.S. Everyone who attends both the Gala and the Afterparty gets free parking for the night, in addition to all the other perks!

LIBBY'S

AT THE EXPRESS

The legendary Libby Whittemore kicks off her tenth season of Libby’s at the Express with her annual holiday show Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and A Connie Sue Day Christmas. She is joined by the hilarious Connie Sue Day (the 31st Lady of Country Music) for one of Atlanta’s favorite holiday traditions.

Available for download on Apple and Amazon Music

5 Til Go

It is opening night…The curtain is rising. The actors are in position. Directors have given their final notes. Designers have made their last fixes (tweaks); stage managers have called places. The audience is waiting with bated breath…and just for a moment…before we step from the real world into a new world… The artists think of all the work it took to get to this moment. Welcome to 5 til GO! A podcast delving into the before moments, specifically the dramaturgical elements and behind-the-scenes aspects of shows produced at Actor’s Express. Hosted by Amanda Washington.

AMPLIFY: Podcast Plays by Actor's Express

Season 2: Tucker's Cove

The year is 2070. Mother Earth is in disarray. Paper is forbidden and natural disasters seem to be a regular occurrence. But there may be hope. Follow the students of Tucker’s Cove college as they unearth the deadly truth about the campus’ most covert organization. 

AMPLIFY: Podcast Plays by Actor's Express

Season 1: Crossroads

It is the journey of living and what someone will sacrifice in order to live. 
Three friends feel stuck in their lives in a dead-end town. One evening, they kill time in an abandoned playground and fantasize about the changes they’d make in their lives if given the chance to trade their souls. Their innocent game unwittingly catapults them into a dangerous adventure that hurdles them through time and space into a strange world that brings them face-to-face with the Devil herself. 
“Crossroads” challenges concepts of Earth and Hell, and explores the limits we’ll go to in the search of life, happiness and liberation.