Wednesday, September 17, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Joey Waldrop From Senoia in Offshoot Productions' Gallery Players


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September 17, 2008

Joey Waldrop From Senoia in Offshoot Production's "Gallery Players"


Next Performance September 28 in PTC


     Recently it seems that more and more of Coweta County's arts news pertains to Senoia.  The latest of these pertains to Senoian Joey Waldrop, who is a member of the  "Gallery Players" of Offshoot Productions, one of the oldest performing arts groups on the Southside.  Here is what Offshoot's Director, Dr. Susan Steadman has to say about Joey Waldrop and about the next performance of the Gallery Players, which will take place on September 28 in Peachtree City.

     "One of the actors in the Gallery Players is from Coweta:  Joey Waldrop, who was brought up and lives in Senoia.  Joey was an apprentice with Offshoot years ago, when he was a teenager.  He has since graduated with a theatre degree from UGA, has had parts in movies and commercials.  Here's his bio, in brief, from our program:

Joey Waldrop (Ensemble) earned a degree in Theatre and Film Studies from UGA. His numerous stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Last of My Solid Gold Watches.  His recent film credits include the upcoming feature film Deadland and the television sitcom pilot Dixie Melodie.  He can also be seen soon in a Coke Zero commercial. Joey is happy to be working with Offshoot again, after a long hiatus, and proud to be a member of the Gallery Players. 


Info on the Gallery Players--next performance is Sunday, September 28, 7:00 p.m. at Gallery Row coffee in the Kedron shopping center in Peachtree City.

            This Offshoot Productions ensemble features diverse actors ranging in age from twenties to fifties and with a variety of backgrounds in theatre and music.  Rehearsals and several performances have enabled the Players to develop into a cohesive and very funny troupe.  Actors include Elizabeth Clausen, Andy Fleming, Kristi Israel, Betty Mitchell, Paige Steadman and Joey Waldrop, all of whom have appeared in previous Offshoot shows over the years. 

            The director, Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D., has staged nearly 70 productions for professional, alternative, community and university theatres.  While establishing the first theatre program at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, she led a popular improvisation troupe and has widely taught improvisation techniques.   

            Each performance is unique, and the group has hours of material to call upon at the drop of a hat.  Furthermore, because the audience is always different, the show is always different.  For example, in the ensemble's version of the Dating Game, the audience assigns different charac­ters (real or fictional, from Cleopatra to Orphan Annie) to the women competing for a bewildered contestant.  In another scene, laughs abound when the players must begin each line with the subse­quent letter of the alphabet and the audience gets to blow the whistle—literally—if an actor slips up.  Like variety?  Watch the actors turn an everyday scene into a Shakespear­ean tragedy, science fiction movie, musical comedy, soap opera, Dr. Seuss book or televi­sion sitcom.

            Gallery Row's Peachtree City location is 1255 North Peachtree Parkway, in the Kedron shopping center.  A $10 cover charge, which may be paid at the door, includes complimentary coffee, with mouth-watering desserts available for purchase.  Reservations are suggested.

             Contact Offshoot Productions for details and reservations at (770) 631-2362 or  To learn more about Offshoot, the longest-running professional theatre on the Southside, visit

Offshoot Productions
P. O. Box 2462
Peachtree City, GA 30269
(770) 631-2362

To learn more about Joey Waldrop you can visit his website


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