About Us



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PushPush is an artist-driven non-profit that cultivates distinctive artistic development opportunities for theater and media artists. Developing artists and ideas, we cultivate, create and connect globally. We attract artists from other dynamic cultural centers and provide rare opportunities for hundreds of youth and adult artists to develop and collaborate. We seek to raise the bar of quality theater, film and hybrid performance work by creating a set of resources, planning systems, time, space, global and local relationships, materials & critical response that enable professional and emerging artists to explore new ideas and achieve excellence and greater impact. Through this work with individuals, we connect our audiences to diverse performances and programs that provide education, entertainment, and artistry.

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  • Innovative processes for improving narrative content for theater, film and new media
  • Professional performances per year in theater, film and other mediums
  • Independent filmmaking programs that challenge film artists to focus on process
  • Professional workshops and training for artists, audiences and students
  • Innovative youth programs for ages 6-18 to learn and perform classics
  • Internships for high school and college students in production and administration
  • National and international outreach and exchange
  • Artistic partnership, resources-sharing, planning and funding opportunities

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Major support has come from Georgia Council for the Arts, DeKalb County Department of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, DeKalb Council for the Arts, KPMG, The Theatre Communications Group, National Endowment for the Arts, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany: Atlanta, Friends of Goethe Foundation, Georgia Pacific, East Decatur Station, and several private donors.

Additional donors have included The Tanne Foundation, The Community Consulting Team, Target Foundation, Publix Charities, AOL Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Humanities Iowa, Emory University, The Carlos Museum, The Horizon Theater, IBM, and in-kind support from over 25 local businesses.


“This company has always liked to keep us guessing. It succeeds wildly.” ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

“PushPush moved to Decatur and brought along its trademark boldness. It stages in-depth, risky work you won’t see elsewhere. PushPush’s Festival of New German Playwrights gave us an authentic claim to “international city” cultural status. Uncompromising and audacious, it’s theater for adults.” ATLANTA MAGAZINE

“PushPush Theater has made a name as a venue for cutting-edge writing and acting. Increasingly, through partnerships and space-sharing, it’s also becoming a place for mixing media, a destination for performances that cut across disciplines, as well as a source of intriguing theater.” CREATIVE LOAFING

PushPush Theater is doing important work. They are giving audiences exciting productions, working with young people, creating programs to build strong collaborations with other theaters in our region. They are an outstanding example of the quality of work available on our stages. Their plan to knit the city more closely together through partnerships with other theater companies is an important step in building the kind of collaborations that will help make the entire community stronger.” BILL NIGUT, President & CEO of Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition