Dad's Garage Theatre Company

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Dad's Garage Theatre Company, located at 569 Ezzard St in the Old 4th Ward in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1995 by Chris Blair, Marc Cram, Sean Daniels, John Gregorio, David Keeton, Joseph Limbaugh, Matt Stanton, and Matt Young. The small theater company has since achieved international recognition for original stage productions and Improvisational comedy. The current Artistic Director, Kevin Gillese, is a former director at Rapid Fire Theatre. Lara Smith is the current Managing Director.


On June 23, 1995, Dad's Garage opened its doors at 280 Elizabeth St. with the comedy play Fun With Science. The building formerly housed celebrated theater company Actor's Express. The company has since regionally premiered Eric Bogosian's subUrbia in 1996, world premiered Graham Chapman's O Happy Day in 2000,[1][2] and in the fall of 2010, secured permission to produce Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, an Elizabethan adaptation of the Coen brothers' film.[3]

Artistic Directors[edit]

  • Matt Young 1995-1996
  • Matt Stanton 1996-1997
  • Sean Daniels 1997-2005
  • Kate Warner 2005-2009
  • Kevin Gillese 2009–present

Improvisational Directors[edit]

  • Joseph Limbaugh 1996-1999

Improvisational Comedy[edit]

Dad's Garage is a Theatresports franchise, its original ensemble having trained with Keith Johnstone, author of Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre and Impro for Storytellers.

Other formats developed at Dad's Garage include the longform shows Murder She Improvised, Scandal!, B.R.A.W.L., as well the game show Samurai Davis Jr. and Dim Sum's Super Mega Happy Fun Time Improv Show.


Dad's Garage has won numerous awards over the years, including multiple wins as Creative Loafing's Best Theater and Best Improv Group in Atlanta.[4]


  1. ^ Staff. "Dad's Garage to Debut Graham Chapman Comedy". Archived from the original on May 25, 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  2. ^ Curt Holman. "Can Dad's Garage bridge the generation gap in its second decade". Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ Curt Holman. "Dad's Two Gentlemen: A Lebowski by any other name". Archived from the original on October 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
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