ABTF Encore! presents a moving "excuse me" tribute to...wait for it... drum roll...please..LIVING WHILE BLACK!
This hilariously poignant, LAUGH OUT LOUD masterpiece is taking audiences across North America and western Europe by storm! Just when you think you've heard it all, Canadian playwright Natasha Adiyana Morris brilliantly pens her storytelling skills to create an incredible theatrical experience.
Don't miss THE NEGROES ARE CONGREGATING. You'll never look at "being BLACK", the same again.
Directed by: Natasha Adiyana Morris
Presented by: PIECE OF MINE Arts
City of Origin: Toronto, Canada
Stage: Black Box
Genre: Satirical Comedy; Contemporary
Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted)
Warnings: Explicit or Strong Language
"One of the best shows I've seen at a Canadian Fringe Festival---like EVER!" ~Steve Day, Actor/Producer
"Natasha is a BRILLIANT wordsmith.. ...masterfully weaves several accents, witty punchlines and poetry to bring forth highly engaging entertainment!" ~'Toni Simmons Henson, ABTF
"This play is excellent...EXCELLENT. Everyone MUST see this!!!" ~Dr. M. Akbar, Professor Ft. Valley State University
"This play is giving us..voice to say what 's on our mind." ~Paulina O'Keiffe Anthony, Director of Ar
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
"Talking about race is exhausting, so I wanted to turn my thoughts into living characters, displaying many aspects of the race discussion. Some characters are revolutionaries, others are complacent, there are parodies and lots of satires, but all of this reflects uncomfortable truths. " ~Natasha Adiyana Morris
Natasha Adiyana Morris is a Toronto-based playwright, director and writer. She is best known as the Executive Director of PIECE OF MINE Arts, an organization founded in 2013 that promotes Black Artist Development, the annual PIECE OF MINE Festival, Black Men in Theater, and the Living Black Genius Education Program. . She has spoken to expert groups for associations such as the Speak Sudan, the Black Speculative Arts Movement Conference and the Mississauga Chapter. His awards include the SummerWorks 'New Performance Text Award, Ontario's 2015 Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Certificate and The Black Canadian Awards' Leadership. It has been supervised by local organizations such as the Watah Theater (formerly anitafrika.dub theater), the Obsidian Theater, Meredith Potter Arts Management and the Shouters Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Natasha has a degree in Drama from Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Natasha Adiyana Morris, Director/Playwright- Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Encore
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival presents ABTF Encore!
The Best of the Fest: Directors Picks...
Atlanta/Decatur Play Selection:
The Negroes Are Congregating
When: April 10-14, 2019
Where: 3181 Rainbow Drive * Decatur, GA 30034
About the Venue: The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center is a state of the art performance venue on acres of sprawling landscape. It is located right in the heart of historic Decatur, GA. The venue hosts or 500,000 visitors per year and has welcomed the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival as one of their signature events.
Parking: Parking is FREE!
Macon Performance: TBA
When: June 7-8, 2019
Where: 355 MLK, Jr. Blvd; Macon, GA 31201
About the Venue: The Douglass Theatre is a theatre in Macon, Georgia founded in 1911 by Charles Henry Douglass, an African-American entrepreneur who was an established theatre developer well versed in the vaudeville and entertainment business.
Parking: FREE garage parking is available next door!
Tickets go on sale May 1, 2019 @ 10am
What is your late seating policy? Doors open 20 minutes prior to each show for PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders immediately followed by General Admission. Please arrive 30 minutes early. Late seating is NOT permitted.
What about parking? Parking is plentiful and free. YES, FREE!
Are tickets available online? Yes! In fact, you can save more by purchasing your tickets online. You can either 1.PRINT your tickets at home or 2.PRESENT the bar code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided.
Can I purchase tickets at the door? Yes! Although the price is slightly higher. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets online.
What methods of payments are accepted? We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS only. Due to safety and security reasons, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH AT THE BOX OFFICE.
What is your policy on the use of electronics? NO, NO — using devices with screens (and particularly ones that also make sounds) disrupts the cast and other patrons (they are very visible from the stage). We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic device.
Social Media Exception: We absolutely hope that you tweet/share/text everyone you know after the performance to let them know what a wonderful time you had here AFTER the show!
Can you accommodate people with disabilities? Yes, we have wheelchair access for those who are in wheelchairs. Ask Guest Relations for assistance if needed.
What is your refund policy? All sales are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, tickets can be exchanged as credit for another show. Stop by the Box Office or Guest Relations for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.
What about smoking? Smoking is NOT allowed in the building including bathrooms, theatre, cafe, or lobby at any time. That includes e-cigarettes.
We are committed to providing a world-class experience for you and your guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.