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 2022

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

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.

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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. 

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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.