Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

HIDDEN AWAY continues at the Decatur Library


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th at 7:00, 8:30 and 10 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th at 7:00, 8:30 and 10 pm 

The performance lasts 30 minutes, and takes place across the entire first floor of the Decatur Library. Audiences will be invited to enter through the library's front doors when the show begins, and there is no late entry allowed. 

This is a free, un-ticketed performance but capacity is limited to 100 per show. Arrive early and stand in line to get a wristband to secure your spot. Patrons must have a wristband in order to enter.  We begin distributing bands to those waiting in line at...
6:15 for the 7:00 pm show
7:30 for the 8:30 pm show
9:00 for the 10:00 pm show

We strongly recommend arriving early. 
There are no reservations. 
Wristbands are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Lucky Penny wishes to thank the DeKalb County Public Library, the enthusiastic crowds that have already joined us, and the generous sponsors who have made it all possible. Check out our supporters and learn more about the artists at

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Opening Weekend // HIDDEN AWAY // Aug 31, Sept 1

HIDDEN AWAY, the library at night
Created by Nicole Livieratos & Phillip DePoy

Opening Weekend: August 31st & September 1st
Shows begin at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm each night
The Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street 
Arrive early and gather outside the library's front doors
FREE Admission | Facebook event HERE 

Opening weekend corresponds with the Decatur Book Festival. Patrons are strongly encouraged to use MARTA, carpool, and allow extra time to park in neighborhood lots. Click here for more info on downtown Decatur parking.

Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 and 8:30 pm
Friday, September 6th &  Saturday, September 7th at 7:00, 8:30 and 10:00 pm

Performances last 30 minutes and are suitable for all ages. This production is wheelchair accessible. Use of cell phones and/or cameras strictly prohibited during the show. 

Performances by Beatrix Clark, Phillip DePoy, Erin Weller Dalton, Jacqueline Dougherty, Juana Farfán, Timothy Hand, Timothy Harland, Andre Lumpkin, Kimberly McCloud, Joy Peace, Bella Smith, and Lori Teague | Lighting design by Brent Glenn | Art direction by Jane Garver | Costuming by Shay Buckley | Installations by Susan Williams | Artists' books by Elizabeth Lide, students at the Paideia School, Ruth Laxson and other Nexus Press book artists  | With guest performances by students from the Decatur School of Ballet | Poetry by Dan Veach with members of Poetry Atlanta

To our partner, the DeKalb County Public Library

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Lucky Penny's First Intern!

The Lucky Penny is excited to introduce our first Arts Administration Intern, 
Sarah Freeman!

 Sarah Freeman is ecstatic to join The Lucky Penny, especially when she compares this internship to her last job seeing old peoples’ skin cancer at her father’s dermatology office. She is a rising junior at Emory University where she is a double major in Dance/ Movement Studies and English. After choreographing musical theater for several years in high school, Sarah has enjoyed the switch from Broadway to modern by performing with the Emory Dance Company for two years. Recently she presented her solo composition “The gilded creature strains and spins” at the American College Dance Festival in Tampa, FL, where it was chosen for the final Gala Performance. In the fall, Sarah will be traveling to London to study abroad for the semester and change her status of “never moved out of Georgia”. Working with The Lucky Penny is her first foray into the larger Atlanta dance and art world. She hopes that all the amazing people she will meet and experiences she will gain this summer will help her decide what to do after graduation, but suggestions are always welcome. In addition to helping Blake and Malina this summer, Sarah also hopes to find inspiration for her next piece, which will feature Mrs. Dalloway and a Kit-Kat bar. She is so thankful to The Lucky Penny for giving her this amazing chance to learn about all the aspects of production and running a dance company!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Breaking Ground

IMG_2526.jpg This week, The Lucky Penny is delighted to join Breaking Ground, a laboratory for new works hosted by Theater Emory. We are bringing a dynamic mix of artists into Emory's space to work, test ideas, and create. 

Nicole Livieratos and Phillip DePoy will workshop their newest movement theater piece, HIDDEN AWAY, the library at night. Choreographer Helen Hale will create Sanity Ceremonies while Blake Beckham returns to the studio to explore new solo work. And, we are happy to bring back Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich of The Blow, as they develop a new performance premiering at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's TBA:13 Festival. 

Join us for an informal showing on Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 pm in the Theater Lab at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. FREE Admission. Park in the Fishburne Deck and enter on the north side of the Schwartz Center, by the Business School.

Learn more about our Lucky artists

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lucky Truck, Breaking Ground, Hidden Away

This summer, The Lucky Penny turns two years old. 
We're excited to share these highlights of our upcoming season:

Dance Truck Returns 6/28
With local choreographers, BEATRIX, Kala Seidenberg and Erik Thurmond. 
Featuring special guests tEEth via Portland, OR and New Orleans, LA.
Including specialty trucks by ASIFA-Atlanta (animation), Whitespace (gallery), and The Good Food Truck (poodles). Check out the evolving details at

Breaking Ground
Theater Emory has invited The Lucky Penny to a residency in July for their inaugural summer session of Breaking Ground: New Works Series. A space for exploring and generating with Nicole LivieratosHelen HaleBlake Beckham, and The Blow.

HIDDEN AWAY, the library at night
A new performance work by Nicole Livieratos and Phillip DePoy.
Prepare for a whirlwind that will leave you breathless and re-engaged with one of our nation's treasures: the public library. Sneak into the Decatur Branch with us, August 31 - September 7. More at