The mission of Merely Players Presents is to connect audiences and artists throughout the metro Atlanta area, elicit conversations, promote thinking, and amplify a diversity of voices.
In 2014, Merely Players Presents began rehearsing its first full-length play, Proof by David Auburn. We produced full-length plays in cooperation with local theatres as well as conducted play workshops with local artists to develop new works. In 2018, a writers group was formed and began meeting at the Atlanta Cuban Club in Doraville. Soon after, the Atlanta Cuban Club became the home of Merely Players Presents, serving as its resident theatre company. In March 2020, Merely Players Presents had to prematurely end its run of Glengarry Glen Ross due to the Covid shutdown. As with many theatres, we sadly lost our space and even more unfortunate, the Atlanta Cuban Club closed its doors after more than 40 years in Doraville. However, Merely Players Presents has maintained its relationship with the City of Doraville, which is committed to the arts and a performance group in the area. Merely Players Presents continues to perform in Doraville with the vision of making a permanent home there!
Acquire a permanent home in Doraville
Produce professional-quality, non-equity theatre by paying stipend to actor, crew, and staff
Offer budget-friendly productions that allow for financial sustainability
Provide a house that allows for versatility in staging (thrust, proscenium, round)
Increase community involvement by providing a variety of opportunities (volunteer as well as acting, directing, designing, managing)
Produce works that reflect the diversity of our community
Nurture relationship with the City of Doraville, Arts Council, and D’art in an effort to make Doraville an arts destination
We are located downstairs at the Doraville Civic Center, 3770 Central Avenue, Doraville GA. Our entrance faces Park Avenue and there is plenty of parking next to the Doraville Library and the Doraville Courthouse. Handicapped parking can be accessed by driving down toward the dumpster between the Doraville Art Center (D'Art) and the Civic Center.