Speakeysie News Desk – January 6, 2022
ATLANTA – Synchronicity Theatre Postpones Winter Family Series Show Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and Stripped Bare Workshop Performance of My Shell, My Shelter.
In alignment with our established commitment to keep our community safe amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone our winter Family Series show Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. The show will first go on tour in March, as part of our New Stages touring program, bringing high-quality Family Series productions to theatres around the southeast, thanks to the continued support of Georgia Humanities. Public performances in our theatre will now take place June 3 – June 26, 2022.
We will also shift the performance date of our next Stripped Bare workshop performance of My Shell, My Shelter to February 16, 2022, at 7:30pm.
Our production of Legacy of Light by Karen Zacarías will continue as planned with performances March 18 – April 10, 2022.
True to our mission, Synchronicity Theatre’s 24th Anniversary Season will continue to feature the voices of women playwrights and provide new opportunities to uplift the voices of women and girls.
Synchronicity will also continue its mission of community building with the Playmaking for Kids and Playmaking for Girls programs (playwriting workshops for metro Atlanta group homes and refugee communities, and after school programs); the popular Women in the Arts & Business Luncheon (WIABL): Thrive at 25: A Quarter Century of Women’s Uplift on Friday, April 22nd, 2022, a discussion of relevant issues facing Atlanta’s business and arts communities; our Women’s Work, new play in development; and our Designers of Color initiative, which provides support for emerging designers in their first professional jobs, through: structured side-by-side mentorships; financial, life skills, and mental health training, and access to established professional networks.
All performances – except for Family Series tour performances and WIABL – will be at Synchronicity Theatre, in Midtown’s Peachtree Pointe complex. For tickets or more information on Synchronicity Theatre, programming, and events, visit www.synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.
ABOUT THE PLAYS
Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
June 3 – June 26, 2022
Based on the story by Cedella Marley, Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley, Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt, Additional Music & Lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II
Show Times: 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday
Additional weekday matinee performances may be added, please see website for updates
Ziggy wants to get out and enjoy his beautiful island in the sun, but the fear of evil spirits, tropical storms, and bandits keep him locked inside. With the help of a few feathered friends, he learns to face his fears and is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that ‘every little thing gonna’ be alright!’ Featuring music and lyrics by the reggae legend himself, and based on the story by his eldest daughter, Cedella Marley.
Show Times: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday
Two women from different worlds – France in the 1700s and modern-day New Jersey – share the common bonds of motherhood, ambition, balance, and love. This relevant and contemporary comedy takes us through the science of planets, dark matter, philosophy, and fertility, as it explores what women contribute to the worlds of science and family.
My Shell, My Shelter
A dance theatre performance in progress by Nadya Zeitlin with Ptar Flemming and Amber Kirchner
February 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
The Free Woman’s Guide to Dying by Zeena Regis
May 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Synchronicity’s arts incubator project, Stripped Bare, continues with our final two ground-breaking new projects and giving early-career artists a space to create and present new work. Stripped Bare focuses on projects that emphasize words and ideas, with minimal technical elements, and encourages young artists to think about the essentials of theatre, “stripped of” intricate sets, lights, props, sound design, and costumes. While each project will use these devices minimally, the focus will be on actors, words, passion, and ideas. Tickets are free for all Stripped Bare performances but reservations and adherence to COVID-9 protocol is required.
BEYOND THE THEATRE
Annual Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon:
Thrive at 25: A Quarter Century of Women’s Uplift
Friday, April 22nd, 2022 from 12:00- 1:30pm
Synchronicity’s signature event connecting the arts and business communities joins dynamic and lively dialogue with a panel of top women artists and business leaders, this year’s luncheon will be held on April 22, 2022 at TWELVE Hotel.
Designers of Color
Our Designers of Color initiative builds a Success Scaffold for emerging designers in their first professional jobs, through: structured side-by-side mentorships; financial, life skills, and mental health training, and access to established professional networks. Community partners include Multiband Studios, 360 Arts Blvd, and Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice.
The company will continue Playmaking for Kids after school and summer camp drama programs and the acclaimed Playmaking for Girls program of playwriting workshops for girls from metro Atlanta group homes and refugee communities with a public performance in June.
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PLEASE NOTE: While Georgia is labeled “High Risk,” Synchronicity will require all audience members to provide proof (via phone or paper) of a Negative COVID test (taken within 72 hours – rapid tests are fine) OR proof of full vaccination to gain admittance to the theatre. We also require that audience members wear masks at all times. Visit our COVID-19 page for our full COVID-safety protocols.
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ABOUT SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE
Synchronicity Theatre produces smart, gutsy, bold theatre that sparks community connections, uplifts the voices of women and girls, forges long-term and effective community partnerships, and develops new work. Synchronicity reaches 16,000 patrons a year through its season of plays for adults (Bold Voices) and families (Family Series); community outreach; and educational programming, including Playmaking for Kids (PFK) and the award-winning Playmaking for Girls (PFG). An intimate theatre in the heart of midtown at Peachtree Pointe became Synchronicity’s home for its main stage productions in the summer of 2014. The theatre also serves as a rental venue for independent film, dance, theatre, and other projects. The Company recently opened the Synchronicity Annex, a new office, class, event and rehearsal space in Piedmont Heights, Atlanta.