Part of MADE IN ATLANTA, the UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL is a series of readings of brand-new plays by Atlanta playwrights in partnership with Working Title Playwrights. It brings together the best talent in ATL to share fresh and topical stories with you. Plus, you the audience gets involved as every reading will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Amber Bradshaw from Working Title Playwrights to give the writers immediate feedback for their next draft.

2024 Festival

Stay tuned for information on the upcoming 2024 Unexpected Play Festival.

Past Festivals


Momma by Quinn Xavier Hernandez

Salvage by Mary Lynn Owen

We Are All Waves On The Same Ocean by Daryl Lisa Fazio


A Complicated Hope by John Mabey

A Most American Town by Lee Osorio

WEB by Sharon Mathis

The Bullet by Keena Redding


Well-Intentioned White People by Imani Vaughn-Jones

Memorial Day by Paul Donnelly

Raising the Dead by Erin K Considine

Pearl by Sonhara Eastman


We the Village by Dana Stringer

Jamie’s Visit by Jean Hedgecock

Branches Etched Across the Sky by Addae Moon

Lady Parts by Mary Lynn Owen


If I Forget by Steven Levenson

Gershwin’s America by Alip Hong & Adam Koplan

Bellwether by Steve Yockey