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We collaborate with civic organizations to design arts-driven programs to address regional issues and promote social justice.

Theater Bus

Out of Hand is developing Theater Bus: theatrical tour of the Old 4th Ward by day, rolling performance venue by night!

Theater Bus will offer a theatrical tour of Atlanta hidden histories by day, from Civil Rights to trendy hotspots to affordable housing crisis. At Night, Theater Bus will become a mobile stage and rolling performance venue, bringing performing arts to neighborhoods, businesses, festivals, parks, and communities with less access to arts.


Out of Hand Theater is based in Atlanta’s historic Old 4th Ward, a booming neighborhood rich with history and diversity.

To better serve our neighborhood, we hosted 3 community meals and arts-driven listening sessions designed to bring our neighbors together for dialogue, data gathering, and community building.

Through IAMO4W, neighbors voiced concerns, priorities crystallized, and strangers became friends.

IAMO4W and Theater Bus are made possible through generous support and guidance from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Audience Building Roundtable.

Community Engagement

IAMO4W community listening event

We apply our skills as artists and theatre-makers to engage different communities in deep, meaningful ways. Theatre artists spend their careers thinking creatively, working in diverse teams and developing strong empathy skills.

We listen to civic, corporate and community concerns, then work with them to solve ideas creatively. This work is collaborative, fun and sparks meaningful conversation and action.

Our Current Project

Out of Hand Theater is based in Atlanta’s historic Old 4th ward neighborhood. This neighborhood is rich with history, diversity and extraordinary growth in the last decade.

In order to better serve the neighborhood, we hosted 3 community meals and listening sessions, utilizing an artist-designed information gathering experience.

We will use the information gathered to guide our artistic work over the next several years.

Are you an O4W resident or just love the neighborhood? Get in touch to add your voice.

This work was made possible with generous support and guidance from the Arthur Blank Family Foundation’s Audience Building Roundtable.

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