Welp, We’re Moving
Dad’s Garage Theatre Says Goodbye to its Current Home and Hello to a Temporary One
It’s official. At the ripe ol’ age of 18, mom and dad are kicking us out of the house. Dad’s Garage Theatre has received notice that our building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months. We’re optimistic that we’ll finish out the remainder of our season in our current space and will be performing as per usual through at least July 31st. We’ll be moving out soon after and will continue performing at our new temporary home at 7 Stages in Little Five Points beginning in August. While in our temporary home, we anticipate launching a capital campaign to raise funds to build our new, permanent home.
In regard to our permanent home, we have been vetting a few spaces and while it doesn’t look as if we’ll be able to stay in Inman Park, we’re committed to staying as close to home as possible. We have narrowed the search down to a few serious prospects and plan on making a decision very soon. That said, just like any 18 year-old, we like to keep our options open. So, if anyone has 15,000 sq. feet of space in the city with ample parking on the cheap – we’d love to hear about it.
Our facilities committee has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we stay stable through the upcoming move, but this is still a really difficult burden for a non-profit theatre company to shoulder, and we’ll need help. These are the other things we could use a hand with:
Help us fill our seats. We’ve loved this space for 18 years and we want to cram as much love into it as possible for the last three months we’re here, so please help us (pack them out.) We’ve got some amazing shows coming up including:
- Apnea – April 26 through June 1 – Mike Schatz’s one-man show about a life without dreams
- Improv with Colin Mochrie – May 17 & 18 – Yep, the bald dude from “Whose Line is it Anyway?” will be doing funny things on our stage.
- And a whole bunch of other shows. We do six each week. You can find the remainder of our shows on our online calendar:
Help us stay connected. We don’t want to lose touch with folks, so please tell everyone you know to:
- Sign up for our mailing list: http://dadsgarage.com
- Become a fan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dadsgaragetheatre
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dads_garage
Help us move our stuff/staff. While we do have a theatre to perform in, we’ll need to find the following at low-to-no-cost to help us stay afloat. We need:
- Storage space
- Moving supplies
- Office space/meeting space for staff
- Contact Lara if you can help ([email protected] or 404-523-3141 x 202)
Oh, and don’t worry, we’ll definitely close out our time here with an epic party. Be on the lookout for details.
More about 7 Stages:
7 Stages is located at 1105 Euclid Avenue NE in Little Five Points. Their name is derived from the ancient book of I Ching, The Book of Changes (#24, Turning Point). Since 1979, 7 Stages Theatre has been bringing local and international emerging artwork of social, political, and spiritual importance to Atlanta audiences for over 33 years. Artists in performance, musical, visual and the spoken arts have found the organization a haven in the support and development of new works and methods of collaboration.
For additional information on the programs, performances and activities at 7 Stages, or to schedule an interview, please contact Charles Swint at [email protected] or 404) 522 -4755.