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No Proscenium (the Guide to Everything Immersive): Spotlight on Murder! at The Strand

“Patrons will be given the chance to explore many areas of the theatre not typically open to guests, making this an exciting opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ of the historic theatre.”


Marietta Daily Journal: ‘Murder! at The Strand’ whodunit strikes again June 7-10

Murder! at The Strand, an immersive theatrical whodunit, is back by popular demand and will be extending its sold out April run… Perfect for mystery enthusiasts, escape room fans, play veterans, and non-theatre goers alike, Murder! at The Strand is an opportunity for patrons to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before.”


WABE 90.1FM (NPR): Preview: ” ‘Murder! At The Strand’ Makes Theatre Into A Game”

“The audience is set loose on the entire four floors of the Strand Theatre to search for clues, eavesdrop on conversations, even interact with the characters to grill them with questions. This is where the show becomes as much a role-playing game as it is a play… What could be furthest from the digital world than getting to play a little bit of Sherlock Holmes in an art deco theatre?”


GA Followers: ” ‘Murder! at The Strand’ and More”

“All is revealed in the parlor scene. But even there, you don’t just sit back and watch; you shout out the answers to usher in the conclusion. It’s part of what makes an offbeat show like this one perfect for those who don’t consider themselves theater people.”


Marietta Daily Journal: “New interactive, theatrical murder mystery coming to the Strand Theatre”

“Created by director and playwright Corey Bradberry and escape room designer Jeremy Ledbetter, this 75-minute interactive experience will invite patrons to take on the roles of audience members, witnesses to a crime and ultimately investigators following clues, interacting with the actors and examining the space to identify the culprit.”


Atlanta Journal Constitution Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ looks inside closet, circa 1950

“Superbly directed… wonderfully acted by a top-drawer ensemble at Theatrical Outfit, this is Payne’s finest achievement to date.”


ArtsATL Review: Topher Payne’s brilliant, farcical “Perfect Arrangement” is sadly relevant

“… a lot more than just snappy entertainment — it’s mandatory, topical viewing…”


WABE 90.1FM: “Perfect Arrangement” Brings Story of Lavender Scare to Theatrical Outfit

“Atlanta playwright Topher Payne won the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborn Prize for the show shortly before it received an off-Broadway production in 2015. Now, it’s coming home to Theatrical Outfit.”


Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Review: Alliance reprises haunting ‘Native Guard’ at History Center”

“In the context of this play, it’s a surreal and provocative experience — and, I should add, the best kind of community partnering. I suppose the only thing better might be a site-specific performance of Trethewey’s sobering, funereal poems in a Mississippi cemetery… Bottom line: Theater illumines Trethewey’s remarkable poetry.”


Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “‘Native Guard’ inspires range of feelings from frustration to activism”

“It made me think about the lack of awareness that this story existed,” she said. “It makes me wonder what we can do to change that. It’s really sad that it depends on your teacher, which version of history you get.”


New York Times: “A Play About Race and Memory, with Fresh Wounds All Around”–January 2018 (feature on Native Guard)

“…the Alliance, one of Atlanta’s premier theatre companies, has resurrected its adaptaion of Native Guard, this time not in a traditional playhouse, but at the Atlanta History Center, where it is being deliberately–and provocatively–staged just a few steps from the museum’s Civil War exhibit.”


Idea Capital awards $15,000 in grants to Atlanta artists for projects in 2018–January 2018

“Producer and director Corey Bradberry, working with playwright Daniel Glenn, will create But all the other boys are going to the public execution, a dark theatrical comedy set during the bubonic plague.”


Natasha Tretheway: Say It, Say It Again–January 2018

From American Theatre Magazine: “The poet’s haunting ‘Native Guard,’ now a theatre piece at the Alliance, goes to the Civil War and back.”


Theatrical Outfit’s ‘Dancing Handkerchief’ Casts Magic Spell–May 2017

“City Lights” interview w/Lois Reitzes of WABE 90.1FM.


‘Crucible’ actors discuss experiences on set–April 2017

“Corey is a wonderful director,” Lovorn said. “He’s extremely detail-oriented, and without his commitment to such intensive and detailed world building, we wouldn’t have the show we do.”


Review: In “The Theory of Everything,” Collective Project plays it scrappy for big laughs (ArtsATL.com)–December 2012

“It may not end up putting to bed all the mysteries of the universe as the title promises, but it does get sketch comedy right. This young company, with its fresh experiments, ends up schooling us quite a bit about the weird science that is live theater.”


City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Announces 2013 Emerging Artist Award Winners

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to acknowledge this year’s Emerging Artist Award recipients,” said Camille Russell Love, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs. “It is our hope that this award will help bring much deserved recognition to the recipients, each of whom are making a cultural difference in our city.”


“The Collective Project Sprouts The Devil Tree” by Myke Johns; for WABE, 90.1FM (ATL’s NPR station)–October 2012

“Staged at the Goat Farm, the show takes us into the churches and forests and out-of-the-way corners of the deep south.”


Preview: Collective Project’s Devil Tree Gives Southern Gothic a Fresh Face–October 2012

“It’s almost as if all the people in this county have left pieces around, and the tree sucked them up and grew out of what was left behind.” 


Fear lives next door to ‘The Girl From 2A’–November 2011

“The Collective Project’s sexy, slow-burning psychological thriller will leave you spooked and perplexed.”


Review: Collective Project makes stellar debut with “City of Lions and Gods”–August 2011

“These actors don’t work with elaborate sets, but using music, candles, period books and a few simple props, they create the immersive, unadorned present moments that are the hallmark of live theater. We’ve seen the world premiere of great, smart, original theater in the middle of August during cruddy economic times at a venue called “the Goat Farm.” Stranger things have happened in Atlanta, but rarely.”