img_1098Amber Bradshaw,
Managing Artistic Director

AMBER BRADSHAW is a director/dramaturg, producer, and playwright 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, Working Title Playwrights, Out of Hand Theater, Theatre du Reve, Gathering Wild Dance, and the Essential Theatre. For several years she has directed, developed and curated plays for the annual Essential Theatre Bare Essentials Reading Series. Of the plays developed, two have received professional World Premieres in the Southeast (Daryl Lisa Fazio’s Split in Three at Florida Rep and Theroun D’Arcy Patterson’s That Uganda Play, which Amber directed for the Essential Theatre). For WTP, she has directed for the Ethel Woolson Lab (When Things Are Lost, Derek Dixon. The Cannibals, Theroun D’Arcy Patterson), the On Demand reading series (When Things are Lost, Derek Dixon, Fugitive: EROS, Theroun D’Arcy Patterson), and is the primary moderator for WTP’s MONDAY NIGHT CRITIQUE SESSIONS (MNCS).Amber has co-produced and written three original works and has had plays featured in the One Minute Play Festival, the Inside Voice project, at the Center for Puppetry Arts Annual XPT Festival, Les Sages Fous Festival of New Works in Trois Riveres, Canada, and an original production at 7 Stages Backstage Theater. Most recently Amber directed the World Premiere of WTP member Derek Dixon’s When Things Are Lost for the 2016 Essential Theatre Festival. Amber is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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)
  • Paul Donnelly – Treasurer  (Associate Director, South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
  • Daniel Guyton (Theatre Instructor, Georgia State University)
  • Pam Malone (Eclectic Notions, LLC. Strategic Marketing Consultant)
  • Christopher Moses (Associate Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre)
  • Jill Patrick (Director of New Play Development, Out of Box Theatre)
  • Amber Bradshaw – ex officio

Advisory Council

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, Kennesaw State University)
  • Gary Cadwallader (Director of Education and Community Engagement, Palm Beach Dramaworks, President, Florida Theatre Conference)
  • Celise Kalke (Director of New Projects, Alliance Theatre)
  • Elizabeth Carlin Metz (Founding Artistic Director, Vitalist Theatre, Chicago)
  • Carlos Murillo (Playwright)
  • Roland Tec (Director of Membership, Dramatists Guild of America)
  • Pamela Turner (SE Representative, Dramatists Guild of America)


  • Kyra Cohen
  • Amanda Cucher
  • Kate Guyton
  • Bob Smith
  • Danyale Taylor
  • Kerwin Thompson
  • Tisha Whitaker

Pictured in banner: Katelyn Foley and Maria Rodriguez-Sager in an EWL reading of Annie Harrison Elliots’ Empty Rooms. Photo credit: Jessica Fern Hunt.