who knows the art we see in the dark

About the Project

GHOSTLIGHT is a brand new program offered by Actor's Express to offer Independent and emerging artists space and an opportunity to present their work at our theatre! This work may include anything from staged readings of original plays, spoken work poetry, musical storytelling, dance and really...whatever our local artists can invent!


AE will present three new GHOSTLIGHT pieces a season during the run of a mainstage show.

There is NO COST to our artists to participate in this program. Accepted artists will have access to rehearsal space and our mainstage as well as to the support, audience and promotion that being a part of Actor's Express means.

Admission to GHOSTLIGHT series projects is Pay What You Decide. This means you can pay as much or as little for the performance as you choose based on how you felt about it!

Not only does this model assist the artist in obtaining audience feedback, but it allows anyone and everyone to attend, regardless of their means. 

GHOSTLIGHT projects are selected through an application process. As part of this application, Artists are asked to articulate their goals for their project as well as provide support materials. In and of itself, the application process is the first step toward new artists putting their work in a position to get noticed.

What will your donation support?

  • Staff : Late-night rehearsal staff, performance staff
  • Tech needs: lights, set pieces, sound
  • More advanced marketing: promoted posts on social media, ads, print materials, etc.
  • Concessions
  • Our artists
  • NEW ARTISTS, NEW ART
By giving GHOSTLIGHT the financial support it needs, it will become the platform to launch inventive new work and encourage the further development of art within Atlanta.

Actor's Express remains the home of risk-taking, bold new work, and we're proud and excited to encourage that same risk-taking in our local community!





Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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    We'll give you a great big thank you on all our social media platforms.
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    All of the above and...

    We'll list you as a proud supporter of GHOSTLIGHT in our regular season program!
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $300 or more

    All of the above and...

    We'll host you and 2 guest at your choice of GHOSTLIGHT productions, with a nice beverage and VIP seating. Enjoy a post-show chat with artists afterwards as well!
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Enjoy 2 complimentary tickets and two complimentary drink vouchers to any one of our preview performances of SWEENEY TODD:

    Director's Rough Cut
    January 20 at 8 pm
    Previews
    January 21 & 22 at 8 pm
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    All of the above:

    PLUS, you'll be earmarked as an official Sponsor of GHOSTLIGHT with glitter and rainbows in the regular season program as well as on our website. You will also have 2 free drinks per GHOSTLIGHT performance you attend for the life of the program.
    (100 of 100 remaining)
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  • Donate $5,000 or more

    Ok, not really.

    All of the Above...

    AND! We will commission one of our GHOSTLIGHT artists to write/perform a piece specifically on the subject of YOUR choosing! Yep!
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