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Serenbe Playhouse preps for upcoming season
by Nneka Okona
January 15, 2013 11:23 AM | 2010 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye <br>
Brian Clowdus, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse, makes production notes about the open space located in the Serenbe Community where the Serenbe Playhouse will hold their next performance.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Brian Clowdus, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse, makes production notes about the open space located in the Serenbe Community where the Serenbe Playhouse will hold their next performance.
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The Serenbe Playhouse, a theatre founded in 2009 dedicated to site-specific performances, is gearing up for a thrilling 2013 season — complete with three productions.

This year marks the relatively new theatre in Chattahoochee Hills fourth summer season.

Brian Clowdus, founder and creative director of the theatre, is excited and in full force for executing the productions.

“With every summer season I like to put at theme to it,” he said. “This year our theme is a season of change. Our three productions will be an adaptation of “Velveteen Rabbit,” “A Walk in the Woods” and “Hair.””

Serenbe Playhouse is different from most theater companies because of the site-specific performances.

Currently, the theater has no indoor space.

This means for each summer season, there is an endless amount of logistical planning to pull each one off.

For example, one extensive portion of the production of “Hair” will be a recreation of Woodstock.

In a nearby wildflower meadow, Clowdus and his staff will place tents and scaffolding to give the feel of Woodstock on a smaller scale and to bring the production full circle.

“It’s a lot,” said Clowdus. “There are lots of logistical things such as making sure audio is safe, the performers are safe, figuring out where people will park. There is a lot of preparation for that.”

But, according to Clowdus, the extra footwork makes all the difference.

“A major goal is to have people experience theater that wouldn’t normally in an unconventional and surprising way,” said Clowdus. “We have no walls between our audiences and performers.”

For dates on the upcoming productions and to purchase tickets, visit, www.serenbeplayhouse.com.
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