ATLANTA: The Synchronicity Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which will be the company’s 21st and will include new works and programming to lift up the voices of women.
The season will open with Nell Gwynn (Sept. 27-Oct. 21) by Jessica Swale, the story of an unlikely British heroine who rises through society during a time when women are treated like second-class citizens.
Next will be A Year With Frog and Toad (Dec. 5-30) by Robert and Willie Reale, based on the children’s books by Arnold Lobel about the friendship between a cheerful Frog and a grumpy Toad.
Following will be Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (Jan. 30-Feb. 24, 2019), with music and lyrics by Bob Marley and John L. Cornelius II, based on a story by Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley and adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt. It is about a young boy who lives on an island and learns to face his fears thanks to a few feathered friends.
Next will be The Hero’s Wife (April 12-May 5, 2019) by Aline Lathrop, a new play about the relationship between a retired Navy SEAL and his wife, as the wife tries to reconnect with the broken man she loves.
Closing out the season will be Hands of Color (June 6-30, 2019) by Kimberly Monks, a new play about a racist man whose life is turned upside down when he unexpectedly ends up in a new family and a new skin tone.
Synchronicity will also offer their third annual series of minimalistic new works through the Stripped Bare: Arts Incubator Project, with performances on Sept. 10-12, Nov. 12-14, Jan. 14-16, 2019, and May 13-15, 2019. Applications for this year’s program are due July 5.
The theatre’s signature Women in the Arts Panel Luncheon will take place during April 2019 and will bring together top women artists and business leaders for a panel discussion.
Synchronicity will continue its educational programs, which will include Playmaking For Kids, a after school and summer drama program, and Playmaking For Girls, a program for juvenile justice and refugees which will culminate in a performance in June 2019.
Synchronicity Theatre was founded in 1997 and it aims to empower women and girls and connect communities through high quality theatre, educational programming, and community outreach.