Managing Artistic Director
AMBER BRADSHAW (she/they) is an Atlanta native, a Southern queer and a fierce believer in the power of storytelling. She is a dramaturg, director, producer and deviser with a sole focus in new works and script development. In Atlanta she has worked with Actor’s Express, Synchronicity Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts, Out of Hand Theatre, Out Front Theatre, Gathering Wild Dance, and Theatrical Outfit. Since 2006, Amber has directed, dramaturged and produced play readings as a freelance artist in Atlanta. Of the plays developed, the majority have gone on to be awarded readings, development labs and productions locally and nationally. For WTP, Amber directs for the Ethel Woolson Lab, the Table Series, dramaturgs member scripts and moderates regularly for WTP’s Monday Night Critique Sessions (MNCS). Amber has co-produced and written several original works (Most recently a virtual dance piece- Chords Bare, co-choreographed with Nadya Zeitlin; Circa 50 with Gathering Wild; Learning to Fly with the Center for Puppetry Arts and Identified: A Queer Variety Show! with choreographer/performance artist Corian Ellisor). Amber is a founding member of I.D.E.A. ATL (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the Arts Atlanta) a collective of theaters and professionals committed to providing E.D.I. education and training to our arts community. She is a proud member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the 2020 Class of the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA).
Rebekah Suellau, Associate Artist
REBEKAH SUELLAU is an Atlanta-based director, playwright and producer focused primarily in the development of new work and the cultivation of creative opportunities for women artists. She was recently voted Best Local Stage Director for Creative Loafing Atlanta, 2017. She has directed and helped develop new plays at Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, 7Stages, Working Title Playwrights, Catalyst Arts Atlanta and others. She has also worked as a producer with The Weird Sisters Theatre Project and The Seedling Project, and holds an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Florida State University.
Quinn Xavier Hernandez, Associate artist
QUINN XAVIER HERNANDEZ is a theatremaker currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Their play, MOMMA, was originally developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center with the National Theater Institute. It has gone on to receive development through Working Title Playwrights’ Ethel Woolson Lab. Their short plays STORM CLOUDS FOR LONELY HEARTS and EAT YOU ALIVE have been featured at the ImproStudio in L.A. (Wishbone Theatre Collective) and through the Atlanta AppCo Alumni Association. Their play, DEATH BEFORE DECAF!! is the culmination of their work this past year as Working Title Playwrights’ inaugural New Play Development and Production Apprentice. Quinn is a founding member of The Cultivators, an Atlanta-based new works development organization empowering its members to create original and impactful works of theatre and film. Quinn received their B.A. in Performing Arts (Theatre) with a minor in Dramatic Writing from Clemson University in May of 2018. They are a proud alumnus of the National Theater Institute’s Advanced Playwriting program (Spring 2017).
Aliyah Curry, 2020-2022 ROSAlind-ayres Williams Memorial Scholarship recipient
“As a young writer and filmmaker focused on Black female sexuality and mental health, WTP would help me hone in on my voice and make sure that the voices of women are heard. The critique sessions and table reading opportunities would help me as I begin this career, to have my words heard and living instead of stuck on the page. The more I learn, the better I can reach and serve my community with plays.”
Cyd Prather, 2020-2021 WTP New Play Development Apprenticeship recipient
I’m CYD PRATHER and I grew up in Atlanta. I love to write. I love piano. I love my mom and my brother. I love nature. I’m on the spectrum. I watch theatre like sport. I’m creative. I started The TINY Theater Company in 2018 to provide a Safe Space for Black artists to grow, create, and learn. The mission of The TINY Theater Company is to inspire the community, influence the standard of Atlanta Theater, and create a network of lasting work relationships within the Atlanta arts population. I want to heal, teach, and uplift the community by increasing the amount of positive representation of Black people in arts, film, and theater. Follow @thetinytheatercompany on Instagram for updates.
Board of Directors
The board of directors sets the strategic direction and provides assistance in the day-to-day operation of WTP.
- Hank Kimmel – President (Henry W. Kimmel, Esq. Mediator. Managing Partner of Turtle Bay House, LLC)
- Patrick Cuccaro (Managing Director, Affairs to Remember Caterers, emeritus)
- Paul Donnelly – (Playwright)
- Kathi Frankel (Registered Physical Therapist/Private Practice.
Volunteer birth support for Friends of Refugees/Project Embrace)
- Pam Malone (Eclectic Notions, LLC. Strategic Marketing Consultant)
- Christopher Moses (Associate Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre)
- Olubajo Sonubi (Casting Director, TV & Film; GSU Professor)
- Amber Bradshaw – Managing Artistic Director, ex officio
The advisory council provides guidance and counsel for the continuing development and realization of the mission and functions of WTP.
- Justin Anderson (Associate Artistic Director, Aurora Theatre)
- Freddie Ashley (Artistic Director, Actor’s Express)
- Margaret Baldwin (Lecturer and Interim General Education Coordinator, KSU)
- Mark Bly (Freelance Dramaturg and former Yale professor)
- Gary Cadwallader (Director of Community Education and Engagement, Palm Beach Dramaworks, FL)
- Celise Kalke (Managing Director, Synchronicity Theatre)
- Paul Meshejian (Founding Artistic Director, Play Penn)
- Elizabeth Carlin Metz (Founding Artistic Director, Vitalist Theatre, Chicago)
- Emily Morse (Artistic Director, New Dramatists, NYC)
- Carlos Murillo (Playwright)
- Roland Tec (Playwright)
- Pamela Turner (SE Representative, Dramatists Guild of America)
- Alexis Williams (Associate Artistic Director, The Playwrights Realm, NYC)
WTP OVATION AWARD WINNERS
Founded in 2017, the WTP Ovation Award is granted to those who demonstrate exemplary service to Working Title Playwrights.
Alexander Johnson and Daryl Lisa Fazio
Patrick Cuccaro, Elisa Clayton and Jim Walsh of Affairs to Remember Catering
Danyale Taylor, WTP Production Stage Manager
Tisha Whitaker, WTP bookkeeper and board member 2016-2019
Pictured in banner: The cast and crew of Son of the Father by Ian Gibson as part of the TABLE Series: Erika Ragsdale, Ian Gibson, Mia Kristin Smith, Kyrun Walker-Smith, Kerwin Thompson, Parris Sarter, Markell Williams, Daviorr Snipes, Mahalia Jackson, Duran Jones, Avery Sharpe, Jarod Brodie, and Isake Akanke.