The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (ABTF) is a gathering of the world's preeminent theatre producers, writers, artists, and art lovers to present creative work for and about the Black experience.
Our mission is to support and expand opportunities for multi-disciplinary artists of color to develop, preserve, and present their works for and about the pan-African experience in their own authentic voice.
Our vision is use the arts to create safe and vibrant communities with meaningful connections among the descendants Africans across the Diaspora.
Since 2012, the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival has hosted over 3,000 artists via live and virutal events to thousands of art enthusiasts from all over the world. Over 145 playwrights from around the world have found a platform to present their original works at the ABTF.
A rare interview with the American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee, Woodie King, Jr. by Itz Black Theatre Magazine reporter, Calvin Anderson.
Mr. King was on location at the 2014 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. He was headed to an early morning rehearsal of The Dutchman by Amira Baraka, directed by himself. Later that evening, he received the ABTF Theatre Legend Award. Listen and enjoy!
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