Theatrical Outfit Inc

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A compassionate community grounded in dignity, justice, and equity.


Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.

Theatrical Outfit (TO) is proud to be Atlanta's downtown theatre.  The second oldest professional theatre in Atlanta, TO has brought exemplary artistry and integrity to the cultural landscape of the city for over 46 years. Since 2005, TO has made its home in the Balzer Theater at Herren’s on Luckie Street. This space is important to our identity in its downtown location as well as its historic significance: Herren's was the first white restaurant to voluntarily desegregate in 1962, risking backlash in the pursuit of racial equity. TO preserved several pieces of this history, including two original Herren's signs, which are now featured prominently in our newly renovated lobby that received its grand reopening in March 2023. TO has also made a commitment to environmental responsibility which led to our becoming the first theater in the country to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. These facts are a physical manifestation of our commitment to equity and responsibility within our community.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Matt Torney, TO’s work focuses on three pillars of programming for our audience in the heart of downtown Atlanta: the Mainstage Season, the “Made in Atlanta” new works program, and Community Engagement partnerships and events including the "Rhythm & Revision" writing and performance program for young people and the Tom Key Arts Leadership Apprentice Program.

TO’s 2023-24 Mainstage season includes five productions: the Atlanta premiere of "Passing Strange" by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, a soulful rock musical that takes us from black middle-class America to Europe and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity; the holiday favorite for the whole family, “A Christmas Story,” humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in 1940s middle America; TO will partner with The Breman Museum to produce the Atlanta premiere of "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, a one-person play that portrays a Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness who risked his life to carry his report of the Warsaw ghetto from war-torn Poland to the Allied Nations only to be disbelieved; the Atlanta premiere of Lynn Nottage's award-winning comedy-drama, "Clyde's," about a truck stop that offers its formerly incarcerated staff a shot at redemption; and the Tony and Pulitzer Award-winning "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, a fierce telling of a middle-aged couple's bitter relationship. 

The "Made in Atlanta” program enables TO to engage with new voices in our field and nurture the work of local artists. 

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