was recognized when Synchronicity won the Metro Atlanta Arts & Business Council's 2001 Abby Award for "Best New Arts Organization." Since then, Synchronicity has received much acclaim. Our productions have consistently ranked in the "Year in Review" and "Top 10" lists in Atlanta publications. Here’s a partial list.
2001: Won the Metro Atlanta Arts & Business Council’s Abby Award for best new arts organization.
2004: Producing Artistic Director Rachel May named a participant in the highly competitive Career Development Program for Directors, administered by the Theatre Communications Group and the National Endowment for the Arts.
2005: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named our Family Series show A Year With Frog and Toad the best children’s show of the year and Synchronicity the best theatre in Atlanta.
2006-2007: Participants from the Playmaking for Girls Summer Public Performance invited to perform at the statewide Department of Juvenile Justice Child Placement Conference the following November.
2007: Received the Kaleidoscope Award from the Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies.
2007: Rachel May named a “Local Hero” by Bank of America.
2007: A Year with Frog and Toad won a Suzi Award for Outstanding Production - Musical.
2007: On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, Atlanta City Council issued a proclamation stating: “Whereas, in the intimacy of its longtime performance space in Little 5 Points, and through programs that radiate across the metro Atlanta region, Synchronicity unsettles our hearts and opens our minds as only the best theatre can do.”
2008: Recognized as Organization of the Year by the Women’s Division of the Georgia Psychological Association and voted Best Female Program by detainees at the Metro RYDC.
2009: Reporter Jamie Gumbrecht, writing about Playmaking for Girls in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said: "... the young actors relate to characters they created and, for the first time, maybe, have a model for working out problems before they're really facing them. This group of girls used to expecting little and getting less quickly warms to a room full of women who won't give up on them."
2010: Awarded the first of three Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Grants.
2011: Awarded the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award.
2011: Professor and author Maisha T. Winn published Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, a study of the pedagogy and effectiveness of PFG in changing the school-prison pipeline for at-risk (we call them ‘with hope’) girls.