Atlanta Micro-Theater (AMT) showcases original one-act plays written, directed, and performed by Southern-based creatives. These plays are a low barrier way for writers, directors and actors to showcase their talents to the public with more ease and speed than traditional long format theater, short films or feature films. A community needs story-tellers to share and preserve their culture. AMT allows more people to partake and enjoy the talents of southern creatives.
Presented by RoleCall
RoleCall is an Atlanta based company dedicated to helping Atlanta and the Southeast grow as a sustainable, above-the-line film and creative community. RoleCall’s software allows film, television and theater productions, of any size, to find and manage the talent, crew and creative assets they need to produce their projects as fast and efficiently as possible.
Over-Share follows Brian, a law school dropout trying to become a stand up comedian, and his love interest Mallory, who has an anonymous blog about sex, dating, and relationships. The show highlights issues resulting from the pervasiveness of social media and addresses the inadequacy people feel when their real life does not measure up to the Internet.
After graduating from college, Brian thought it would be a good idea to avoid using his degree by working as a ride operator in Disney World and it was just as magical as it sounds. He then attended law school and became an attorney which was also just as magical as it sounds. Brian has been a stand up comedian for ten years performing in comedy clubs and festivals all over the country.
Lyft of Love
After another abominable date, Peyton, a witty, career-focused thirty-something, is ready to throw in the towel on her hopeless, app-centric dating life. She vents to her laidback Lyft driver, Drew, and they swap millennial dating horror stories and muse on their misguided search for love in the digital age. Lyft of Love is a story about discovering that unexpected spark in the unlikeliest of places.
Nathan Blankenship grew up in the Mississippi Delta and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with dual degrees in Mass Communication and English with a Creative Writing Emphasis. Like any starry-eyed farm boy from Arkansas, he moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating college to pursue a career as a screenwriter. After 6 years in LA, feeling uninspired and missing his southern roots, he moved to Atlanta in 2013 and fell in love with the city’s palpable creative energy.
We are excited to partner with GENERATOR whose mission is to bring people together to generate ideas that shape the future of cities as our venue sponsor.
How AMT Works
Running time for each play is 15 minutes plus a 5 minute Q&A with the cast and crew after the show. Both shows will be performed simultaneously in separate rooms in the venue. Each show will be performed multiple times throughout the night with a 10 minute break in between performances. Seating for each performance is limited in order to maintain an up close and personal experience.