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By York Walker
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

This is an online play reading as part of our Digital Season.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Digital Play Reading of Covenant will be rescheduled. 
We will share Covenant‘s new date on our website, social profiles, and through email communications.
A boy disappears. Then returns unexpectedly two years later. Rumor has it he may have sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune and a music career.
The myth of Robert Johnson is a perfect fit for Halloween. According to legend, Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician. One of the legends often told says that Johnson was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad at midnight. There he was met by a large man (the Devil), who took the guitar and tuned it. The Devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument.
In exchange for his soul, Johnson was able to create the blues for which he became famous.
Using this legend as a jumping off point, COVENANT tells the eerie story of a musician who mysteriously leaves town only to surprisingly return two years later and turn things in the conservative town completely upside down and inside out.
This dark and twisting campfire tale of betrayal, faith, rumor, and the seemingly thin veil of truth will have you on the edge of your seat – and maybe even leaving the lights on after the reading.
Join us for this special digital play reading. That is … if you dare.
Covenant is a play reading of a work in progress. Please support ATC as we pull back the curtain on the play development process by sharing digital play readings of innovative new works by professional playwrights. Be part of the experience!

Events & Community Conversations

Friday, October 23, 4 p.m. – ATC’s Hang & Focus Live with the Playwright York Walker

Rescheduled, Dates TBA – Opening Night Live Stream

Rescheduled, Dates TBA – Facebook Watch Party

Rescheduled, Dates TBA – Creatives in Conversation Campfire



York Walker

Tamilla Woodard

Glenn Bruner
Production Stage Manager

Ido Levran
Technical Director

Mathew DeVore
Sound Supervisor


Kishia Nixon

Sydney Banks

Jessica Johnson

Kimberly Fairbanks

Erron Crawford
Johnny “Honeycomb” James

Miguel Jackson
Stage Directions