August Wilson Century Project

February is project month at Live Arts! This year, we are featuring the work of the members of our Directing Intensive, with the August Wilson Century Project.

Join us for staged readings of all 10 of August Wilson’s Century plays. We will be reading each play on a different evening in February 2018, followed by a talkback session focusing on black history in Atlanta during the decade covered by the play. More details to follow as the project develops.

*Joe Turner’s Come and Gone: rights are still pending and may not be able to be presented.


Actors will be seen at Live Arts Season auditions, Saturday August 5 between 10am and 4pm. There will be a break for lunch from 12-1pm. Prepare two contrasting monologues.

All auditions will take place at the Belfry Playhouse, located downstairs at Norcross Presbyterian Church. 3324 Medlock Bridge Rd in Norcross.

This is a strictly volunteer project.

Additional auditions will take place in December and January. Details to be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Project Leadership

andrea hermitt

Andrea Hermitt is an Artist, a Writer, and an Education Advocate. She has blogged professionally for homeschooling and other informational websites for over a decade. She has also educated her own children in a way that heavily incorporated the arts. She found Live Arts Theatre through her love for costuming and set work, which is a wonderful application of artistic talents. Andrea also serves on the Live Arts board of directors.

becca parker
artistic director

Becca Parker is the Founding Artistic Director of Live Arts Theatre. Becca is a teaching artist who is active at the local, state, and national level. Becca leads the Directing, Stage Management, and Dramaturgy Intensives.She founded Live Arts as a place for all, and is excited to be working with such an awesome team to bring this project to life.

andre eaton
DIRECTing intensive artist

Andre Eaton Jr is a graduate of Georgia State University. He received a taste of directing in the required directing classes for theatre majors where he directed scenes from Doubt, and Harlem Duet.  The majority of his experience with directing comes from acting in various show with a variety of different kinds of directors each with their own ways of working. Through this apprenticeship he hopes to  discover a new skill set that will help hone his skills as an Actor and as a newfound director.

D norris

D Norris has been involved with performing, directing, and choreographing locally for a number of years. You may remember D as Cecil in Stealing Home, or as Dracula. When not at the theatre, you can find D teaching salsa dance. D is looking forward to honing his skills as a director in the Live Arts Intensive program.

ed thompson

Edward Thompson is a native of Gwinnett County who has a Bachelor’s degree in political science. He has long been a supporter of Live Arts Theatre, and began attending shows in 2013. After a few seasons of supporting the organization as an audience member, he began acting which eventually lead to him becoming a board member for the theatre. He is excited to be broadening his horizons as a director in the LAT Intensive program.