As an essential component of each show, Synchronicity Theatre partners with local organizations to engage our audiences beyond the stage, using the play as a catalyst to inspire community building and meaningful dialogue.
We do this in a variety of ways, including interactive lobby exhibits at the theatre, post-show discussions moderated by community partners, and providing ‘spark guides’ to our audience for further investigation into show themes.
Outside of the theatre, we partner with local nonprofits to provide a variety of services, including service projects, workshops, and residencies. We also help develop unique and meaningful theatre content for galas and organizational events. Currently we are partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter, as part of our production The Bluest Eye.
Synchronicity has built bridges within greater Atlanta metro communities through a wide range of engagement initiatives. Here are just a few examples:
During our production of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, we partnered with the Liberian Consulate to host special performances and post-show talkbacks for Georgia’s Liberian population, and presented a performance at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to discuss race and gender.
During the world premiere of Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay, we hosted nightly talkbacks, presented a roundtable on gun violence in schools hosted by experts and community leaders, and held performances for high school groups, teachers, and parents to foster discussion. Partners for this show included Moms Demand Action, The JED Foundation, and The Ben Marion Institute.
Our Family Series works with partners to engage kids beyond the stage. For Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, we partnered with Atlanta Reggae in the Park and the Atlanta Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Caribbean Business Association to educate children on Caribbean culture.
We partnered with Literacy Action for A Year with Frog and Toad to provide a family literacy class for parents, which was followed up by the class attending the show with their children.
Our ongoing Playmaking for Girls program provides life tools for girls living in group homes or refugee communities. We build confidence, encourage ensemble, and empower voices. One PFG partner, Inspire Shalom, said of the program, “PFG affirms every ounce of [the girls] beings through their loving, unconditional care and belief in these girls.”
CURRENT + PAST COMMUNITY PARTNERS
100 Black Women, Metro Atlanta Chapter • African Library Project • Alpha Kappa Alpha • American Jewish Committee • Anti-Defamation League • Arts & Ethics at Emory • Atlanta History Center • Atlanta Reggae in the Park • Atlanta Women’s Foundation • The Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice • Big Brothers Big Sisters • CARE • Caribbean Association of Georgia • The Carter Center • Center for Civil and Human Rights • Centers for Disease Control • Commercial Real Estate Women • Congregation Bet Haverim DeKalb Multi-Service Center • Emory University • Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) • G-CAPP’s Adolescent Services Network • Georgia Parent Support Network • Georgia Women for a Change • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta • Global Village Project • Goethe Zentrum/German Cultural Center Atlanta • Inspire Shalom • Interfaith Family • Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of Greater Atlanta • JED Foundation (NYC) • The League of Women Voters • Liberian Consulate • Little Debbie’s Second Chance Homes • Little Shop of Stories • National Center for Civil and Human Rights • Men Stopping Violence • Metro, Paulding, Clayton and Marietta Regional Youth Detention Centers • Moms Demand Action GA • Museum of Patriotism • New American Pathways • Partnership Against Domestic Violence • Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) • Spread the Vote • Street Grace • United Military Care • Veteran’s Empowerment Organization • Veteran’s Heart GA • VSA Arts of Georgia • The White House Project • Women’s Action for New Directions • The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence • Zoo Atlanta