The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is a marathon of curated events that celebrate the contributions and cultural heritage of people from across the African diaspora. We support and promote artists that tell our stories.
Atlanta Black Theatre Festival's popular staged reading series features original works from the minds of some of the most prolific wordsmiths of our time! Writers have a rare opportunity to develop, test or share original content for live and digital platforms.
A conference that brings together the world's foremost innovative thinkers and creative entrepreneurs passionate about creative art and technology. This event includes panels, networking, master classes, live performances, and film screenings.
Each year the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival hosts a delegation of artists and art enthusiasts for spectacularly immersive arts and cultural experiences abroad. These insider pilgrimages are so extraordinary, no one returns the same.
Each year the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is proud to present a prominent pioneer or introduce an emerging artist. Giving life to budding collectors and enthusiasts, ABTF Gallery Talks include tips on art investing, history, and art appreciation.
Experience our version of "Black Friday"! Economic viability is a crucial pillar to building community. The ABTF Black-Expo Market and Art Gallery connects you with black owned businesses that offer a unique selection of visual, fine and wearable art.
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival collaborates with universities to provide hands on experiences, workshops and master classes for the next generation of African-American students seeking opportunities in creative careers.
Bring Black History and the Common Core curriculum standards alive with historical-based themes and stories that celebrate our heroes and sheroes from the Civil War to Civil Rights. Live in-person and virtual field trips are available.
This online course traces a writers' journey from written words to its realization on the theatrical stage, and finally, to its cinematic interpretation. Upon successful completion, the participant is awarded a certificate and priority placement in the ABTF Staged Reading Series.
Dr. Doris Derby Collegiate Monologue Competition (DCMC) is aimed to develop a formal pipeline to help facilitate supportive relationships with students and industry practitioners. We provide scholarships and mentoring to BIPOC students.
Our NEW Black Theatre TV channel offers high-quality streaming entertainment for all audiences. Whether you're an independent artist looking for a professional streaming platform or you want to host a private digital event or virtual field trip.? CONTACT US
The producers of the ABTF are proud to present Black Family Table Talk. A "kitchen table style" podcast and blog created to candidly share and discover ways to build a strong family. We are the voice for Black families. Join the family...it's FREE!
We've attended a number of trainings and consulted the experts before drafting our re-opening strategy. We will post updates here as the situation changes. In the meantime, please stay safe and if you're feeling sick or uncomforable, please stay home. We need you healthy and creative!
YOUR HEALTH MATTERS MORE THAN ANYTHING...
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (staff, board, organizers, sponsors, and volunteers) will follow all CDC guidelines, our advisors and the guidance of the venue operators.
Additionally, due to our commitment to the safety and health of our community, the following precautions will be taken:
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