The cover of The Atlanta Issue of The Dramatist
Playwriting in Atlanta: Food for Thought
Atlanta Downtown

When you drive into Atlanta from any direction, you’re likely to end up maneuvering around Spaghetti Junction. Officially known as the Tom Moreland Interchange, this four-level stacked intersection is where I-285, I-85, US-23, and Buford Highway connect, resembling a plate of spaghetti with its long, curling strands. When I moved to Atlanta to further my career as a dramatist, I spent a lot of time on the various strands of Spaghetti Junction traveling to the myriad theatres centered in Midtown Atlanta and its outskirts. As a dramatist, I’ve always called Atlanta my home.

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Laura King
Laura King

holds an MFA in playwriting from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and a master’s in English from Northwestern University. She is the Dramatists Guild Atlanta Regional Representative, Southeastern Theater Conference Publications Committee chair, YouthPLAYS Literary Associate, and a Working Title Playwrights dramaturg.