We Have Risen! is conceived as a tribute to two distinct locations that share compelling and intertwined history and struggles. Atlatna, Georgia – a place that has been home to the artists and this company for decades, and Ireland – where the artists Sandra and Michael toured extensively and performing artists.

The Gateway Performance Production mission is to inspire and educate through engagement with performing arts and related fine and applied arts.  Gateway achieves its mission through touring and outreach performances, workshops, classes, residencies, and exhibits to community and educational venues and by maintaining The Mask Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is best known for its original mask theatre and mime productions.