Emerging Artists Festival: The Sweet Everlasting

Emerging Artists Festival: The Sweet Everlasting
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:00pm
Renaissance Theatre
138 Park Avenue West

Where You Can See Plays and Their Playwrights From All Over The World

Under the direction of and created by Artistic Director Michael Thomas, the Emerging Artists Festival exists to guide, encourage, support, and advocate for artists. Playwrights submit their works and a final lineup is chosen by the Renaissance Artistic Team to be workshopped throughout the Emerging Artists Festival, taking place from January - May 2023.

How It Works:

This year’s festival includes five new works. Here is how it works:

- Over the course of six consecutive days, actors will work with the director and playwright for five rehearsals to finetune and rehearse for the
- The rehearsals culminate in two public readings on Friday and Saturday evenings
- After the readings a discussion takes place between the audience and the actors, director, and playwright to gather feedback useful in continuing to perfect each work

There are five works that make up the 2023 Emerging Artists Festival Lineup. Tickets are available for each individual play or in a discounted package for access to all 5 readings for just $35 (Regularly $50).

Ticket Package


8:00pm: The Sweet Everlasting

A New Play by Frances Limoncelli, Based on the novel by Judson Mitcham

Based upon the prize-winning novel by Georgia poet laureate, this adaptation by Frances Limoncelli tells the story of sharecropper's son, mill worker, and ex-convict, Ellis Burt. For a brief and cherished time there was a woman, and then a child, too, who had been a kind of salvation to him. Then they were gone, leaving Ellis to carry on with the burden of what he had done to them, and of the ruin he brought down upon them all.

Rehearsals: May 1–5, 2023 at 6:00–10:00 PM
Performances/Readings: May 5–6, 2023 at 8:00 PM

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