Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory is a professional regional theatre company incorporated in 1992 under the direction of Robert J. Farley, nationally respected and successful artistic director of major theatre institutions, including the Alaska Repertory Theatre and Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.
The Theatre provides first class theatre productions and educational opportunities on a year-round basis and is the resident professional theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The Theatre has earned a reputation for the quality and diversity of its plays. Productions of particular note have included a world premiere of The Invisible Man by Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee, commissioned by the Theatre. Our Southeastern premiere of The Living was the kickoff event for AIDS Awareness Month in the Atlanta metro area in '97. Having Our Say was part of our cross-cultural promotion with downtown's Seven Stages and Jomandi Theatres. In the 1999-2000 season, G.E.T.'s ambitious The Lion in Winter, directed by world-renowned Russian actor and director Eugene Lazarev, marked great strides for the Theatre both technically and artistically.
Georgia Ensemble Theatre looks for and embraces opportunities to partner with organizations which have a like philosophy of inclusiveness within the community. Evidence of our community involvement is seen in our outreach programming to the under-served areas of our community; free and reduced price tickets to students and seniors; scholarships, fellowships, and work/study programs into the Conservatory; and joining as Partner In Education with twelve area schools.
In 2007, Georgia Ensemble Theatre was awarded two CABY Awards: one for Outstanding Organization, and one for Excellence in Arts Education. The Theatre has been nominated for numerous Suzi Bass Awards for artistic excellence in theatre. And in November of 2006, Bob and Anita Farley were honored as Lexus Leaders of the Arts by PBA Atlanta.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2012-2013 Suzi Awards Costume Design Play: Linda Patterson, Swell Party
2009-2010 Suzi Awards Volunteer of the Year: Christine Billies
2008-2009 Suzi Awards Lead Actor Musical: Rob Lawhon, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story