A short note of appreciation to our friends at Dad’s Garage in Atlanta, who as of July 31st will be leaving their longtime home at 280 Elizabeth Street and moving on to a space in Little Five Points.
Dad’s Garage and The Neos have had a great and fruitful artistic history, which not only included a few years of touring TML to their home (and enjoying the weather, culture, and gut-busting barbecue dinners of Georgia in spring), but also collaborations in The Neo-Futurarium. Their inaugural Artistic Director Sean Daniels–currently Director of Artistic Engagement at Rochester’s Geva Theatre Center–has directed shows for us here, including The Santa Abductions and Poker Night at the White House. Members of the Dad’s ensemble produced and performed two Film Fest readings for us, including Tron in 2003 and Solarbabies in 2006. In addition to joining us during last year’s nationwide Plays for Presidents Festival, Dad’s Garage also produced the legendary performance of 43 Plays for 43 Presidents that was attended and enjoyed by one of the plays’ subjects–and himself a Georgia native–former President Jimmy Carter. Individual members of our ensemble have written pieces for other shows at Dad’s, including Fingertips: 21 Short Works Inspired by Our Favorite Band (which created new theatrical work inspired by the song “Fingertips” by They Might Be Giants).
We wish the fine folks at Dad’s an easy transition to their new Garage, and all the best for future successes. We hope we get the chance to work with them again, wherever they are. Here are two photos of Neos rehearsing at their theater during our 2005 tour. The camera time-stamped them as 1994, but the camera is full of lies.