On Stage and Off

Theater in Georgia

College Theaters

For many, college theater is the first point of access to the world of amateur theater. In Georgia, college programs have connected aspiring actors to professional theater companies around the state. For example, the Atlanta-Morehouse-Spelman Summer Theater was closely connected to Black theaters around Atlanta, where students collaborated in productions and alums helped found many of the city's premier professional theaters. Many programs, such as the Peach State Summer Theatre, provide a place of community for students, allowing them to take part in enduring traditions and wider artistic communities. Peach State, based in Valdosta and named “the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia,” allows Valdosta State University students to participate in professional theater productions over the course of a summer.