The Athens Heritage Project preview

May 3rd Reading at the Morton Theatre

Rose of Athens Theatre presents the Athens Heritage Project
May 3rd, 7:30pm at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens

Rose Of Athens Theatre “Gets Historical” at Hot Corner Celebration! Join us at the beginning!! This world premiere staged reading with music, dance and media is a “sneak peak” into what will be an ongoing series of theatrical productions, featuring the stories collected from citizens all over Athens, GA and surrounding areas for years to come.

In keeping with the mission of Athens’ flourishing non-profit 501(c)(3) professional theatre, Rose of Athens Theatre, The Athens Heritage Project celebrates the voices of our diverse community by way of a dynamic, original piece, creating an enduring living history for our city and its region. The stories come from hours of personal interviews conducted by the Rose of Athens Theatre ensemble, representing stories from many communities: African-American, Faith, Immigrant, Music, Old Town Athens, the University of Georgia and more. This performance is partly funded by an Ideas for Creative Exploration Grant from UGA and the Mayor’s CIP Fund.

The May 3rd performance of The Athens Heritage Project will be presented in “reader’s theater style” (head writers, Shannon Rood and Lisa Mende) with music from local musician Sean Arington, dance (Lisa Yaconelli), multi-media elements (Joelle Re Arp Dunham) and, of course, all of the wonderful performances for which Rose of Athens Theatre is known.

This presentation is the culmination of all of the building blocks of this exciting program, and it is both the catalyst and the engine for many wonderful productions to come. The Athens Heritage Project is an ongoing Rose of Athens Theatre program, saving our oral histories for future generations and harvesting great stories to spurn on-going stage productions. This performance will provides a “sneak-peak” into the nuts and bolts of this exciting program.

Hosting The Athens Heritage Project 2008 at the Morton Theater, Hot Corner Celebration is a family event including theater, music from spiritual singing groups, choirs, bands, rap artists, speeches and food.