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.
When veteran con artist Archibald Ringer swindles his way into an infamous business man’s party, he has a chance encounter with the host’s daughter, Dolores. She is beautiful, charming, witty and deceptive. She is hiding something that will save Archibald, and jeopardize her own life of privilege. Secrets abound in this clever historical drama set in 1941 New York.
Written by Ina Williams & Directed by Kisa Willis
Ina Williams is an Atlanta-based writer whose work is a reflection of her open heart and unique humor. In everything she creates, there is evidence of a curious mind exploring the nature of the human heart. Her novel, “The House We Built,” is a love story for all ages that examines the nature of relationships between two people whose pasts have informed their present, for better or worse.
HOW TO MAKE WATER
As successful businessmen visiting from New York, Wes and James are looking for a bit of fun out on the town in Atlanta. Little do they know that their chatty dispositions – mixed with a few witty words and drinks from their bartender, Camille – will put their professional and personal lives at stake.
Written and Directed by Maija-Liisa Ehlinger
Maija-Liisa Ehlinger (pronounced Maya) is a journalist, writer, and displaced Californian who has called Atlanta home for nine years. A graduate of Emory University and Columbia Journalism School’s Lede Program in Data Journalism, she is passionate about exploring the changing role of technology and data in our daily lives. Her debut piece for the Atlanta Micro Theater, How to Make Water, is a short adaptation of her feature screenplay (of the same name) that explores the weaponization of information in both the physical and digital world.
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.
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.