Artist Statement

BeltLine and Beyond is the fourth book published by the Brown Scribes and will debut in
May of this year. As part of Art on the BeltLine, Essential Theatre will adapt stories from
the book into a short play (estimated run time 30 min) for BeltLine audiences.
This project will showcase the creative talents of community youth and professional
artists both. We are proposing two performances: one at Gordon White Park or
otherwise as near as possible to the Brown Middle School community, in celebration of
the opening of the Westside Trail and so that neighbors can see their kids’ great work
professionally produced, and one at another location of the AAB’s choosing, perhaps on
the Eastside Trail, to increase awareness citywide of the thriving creativity and arts
coming from Atlanta’s Westside. The Brown Scribes will be in attendance to sign copies
of their book.