RoleCall Theater – an independent pop-up theater producing short-format plays and films written, directed and starring Georgia talent – has opened at Ponce City Market in Old Fourth Ward.
The theater will seek to empower local, independent filmmakers and playwrights by democratizing access to the resources and platforms needed to share their stories, according to a media statement.
RoleCall’s pop-up will seat up to 60 guests and offer original 15- to 20-minute live theater performances and curated block of short films. The mix of entertainment will be presented several times each evening, so guests can catch a pre- or post-dinner show.
RoleCall Theater will premiere its first productions Feb. 13-15 with short plays by Ariell Lawrence (“Jam”) and Charlotte Stauffer (“Name of the Sphinx). Tickets are available at this link or at the door. A percentage of sales will go directly to the filmmakers, producers and creatives behind each project.
In the weeks following, the theater pop-up will begin offering additional programming, including writing classes for kids, teens and adults through its sister organization Screenplay South.
“We’re taking a lot of inspiration from the nickelodeon-style theaters popular in the 1910s, which converted a small storefront in a popular part of town to create a convenient, accessible and affordable way for people to be entertained,” says RoleCall’s Founder Stephen Beehler.
Writers and filmmakers interested in exhibiting films and plays in the forthcoming Ponce City Market pop-up space are encouraged to submit their work at rolecall.co/theater.
Those interested in auditioning can create a RoleCall Talent Profile at RoleCall.co
and follow @RoleCall.co for casting announcements.