7 Stages

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Mission of 7 Stages 

Since 1979, 7 Stages Theatre has brought local, national, and international emerging artwork of social, political, and spiritual importance to Atlanta audiences.  For over 40 years, artists of all kinds have found 7 Stages to be a haven in the support and development of new works and methods of collaboration.

 History of 7 Stages 

In 1979, Del Hamilton and Faye Allen founded 7 Stages with a simple mission: to create a haven for artists and audiences to address social, political, and spiritual issues present in their daily lives.

7 Stages has produced 80+  premieres, 25+ American premieres, and countless more regional premieres. Co-Founder Del Hamilton has been named both Best Director and Best Actor in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine. Co-Founder Faye Allen received the Best Actress nod from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for her performance in “My Mother's Courage.” The Atlanta edition of Creative Loafing named the company "Best Theatre in Atlanta" in a recent "Best Of" issue. Annually, productions at 7 Stages top the "Best Plays" list in every major city publication. Even the Drama League of New York has recognized 7 Stages as one of 50 theatres nationwide for its Theatre Excellence in America Program.

7 Stages continues to honor this rich legacy of involvement on the local, national, and international level in helping to shape the future of American theatre. Each season subject matter varies from current international social and political issues, contemporary health crises, the ethical implications of new technologies, and group and individual identity as seen through the lens of gender, race, and religion. One thing ties our season and all our work together: our mission, our understanding of which only grows and deepens further with time.

Why 7 Stages?

We support the community with a venue for our neighboring arts groups to perform. We are also proud to offer a phenomenal education program where no student is ever turned away for lack of funding. 

We foster local artists and playwrights and we present art to better our community.  We operate on grants, foundation and individual gifts.  Without this support, 7 Stages will cease operations.

The work we do is important.  We present social issues and open community communication surrounding issues of race, gender, equality, religion, disease and social injustice.  We focus on these issues because we want to work with the community to create change for Atlanta and the world. 

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7 Stages

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Arts & Culture




404 522 0911

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