The ABTF is a highly anticipated marathon of curated entertainment. Each year we scour the globe to present a line-up of world-class performances, engaging panels, and poppin' parties. We celebrate our cultural heritage by presenting and preserving our stories in our own authentic voices.
There are only seven brick and mortar black-owned and led theatre houses in the US. Atlanta, the Mecca of Black entertainment, has NONE! We, as artists, constantly scrap and beg for spaces to perform. Leading to a relentless struggle to survive as a theatre company. As a result, so many come and go and the quality of our work suffers.
Please contribute. We need a place to preserve and tell our stories. Every bit helps. Thank you!
Toni Simmons Henson, Co-founder of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival shares about its social impact on the community.
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is for and about YOU.
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The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival's prime aim is to:
We've attended several 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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