Synchronicity Performance Group
multi-media performance theatre group
Synchronicity Performance Group was co-founded by four women dedicated to fostering the artistic work of women, developing new work, and creating strong relationships between artists and the community at large. Synchronicity creates a nurturing environment for actors and designers and brings together artists of different media to create new ways of looking at how plays are produced. The group develops new work and revisits classics, such as its stunning award-winning production of The Feigned Courtesan by Aphra Behn, the prolific 17th century English dramatist and first known woman playwright.
Each year Synchronicity produces The 24-Hour Plays, where more than 100 artists come together to write rehearse, and perform eight short plays in the span of 24 hours. In 2001, Synchronicity was rated “Best New Arts Organization” and received an ABBY award from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Arts and Business Council. Their production of Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare, produced in association with Theater Emory as part of Atlanta’s citywide Naomi Wallace Festival was called a “handsome production” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was held over.
Synchronicity is committed to working with community partners to increase the impact of their work, and for their production of Hot ‘n’ Throbbing, Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer prize winning drama about domestic violence, they worked with two local domestic violence organizations who gave background to the production company and attended audience “talk-back” sessions. In return, Synchronicity did benefit performances for the groups.
This bio/description was originally published in 2000 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).