Festival Schedule

Additional Information

There's so much to do and see at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. Our carefully curated experiences celebrate the diversity of the African Diaspora from around the corner to around the globe. 


The event schedule is packed with a marathon of plays, staged readings, masterclasses, panels, parties, live music, an Afro-Expo Market, food trucks and so much more!  Some events are free and some are ticketed.  Passes or individual tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

 

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PLAYS


CREATIVE CON


FREE EVENTS DAY & NIGHT



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PLAY schedule

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 10:30am

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

Student Matinee

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 3pm

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STAGED READING - BLACK BOX

An original comedy!

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 4pm

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

An original comedy!

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 5pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

 A solo performance! (Dbl Feature) 

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 5pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

 A solo performance! (Dbl Feature) 

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 6pm

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STAGED READING -  MAIN STAGE

An original drama with music!

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 7pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE- MAIN STAGE

Opening night performance!

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 8pm

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TALKING DRUM OPENING CEREMONY

& Four Day Afro-Expo! 

Play Schedule (Wed. - Thu.)

Wed. 10/2/19 @ 9pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

An original comedy!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 10:30am

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

Student Encore Matinee

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 1pm

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STAGED READING - BLACK BOX

An original drama!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 3pm

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STAGED READING -BLACK BOX

An original comedy!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 4:30pm

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 STAGED READING - BLACK BOX

An original screen play!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 6pm

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

An original historic drama!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 7pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

An original drama with music!

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 8pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

The original play!

Play Schedule: Thu. - Fri.

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 9pm (Encore)

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

A solo performance! (Dbl Feature)

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 9pm (Encore)

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 FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

A romantic comedy! (Dbl Feature)

Thu. 10/3/19 @ 10pm

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SPECIAL EVENT - MAIN STAGE

Monologue Competition!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 10:15am

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

Senior Day Matinee!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 1pm

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STAGED READING - BLACK BOX

An original drama!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 3pm

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STAGED READING -  BLACK BOX

An original drama with music!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 4pm

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

A NEW play by theatre legends, the Molettes!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 6pm

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SPECIAL EVENT - BLACK BOX

A solo performance!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 6:30pm

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

An original drama with music! 

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 8pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

A original solo show!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 8:30pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

An original musical memoir!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 10pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

An original drama! 

Play Schedule: Fri. - Sat.

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 10:30pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE- MAIN STAGE

An award winning play!

Fri. 10/4/19 @ 11:59pm

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

SPECIAL EVENT - BLACK BOX

A comedy variety show!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 10am

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

An original comedy!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 11am

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

An original play!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 12 noon

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SPECIAL EVENT - MAIN STAGE

An original operatic adaptation!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 1pm

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SPECIAL EVENT - BLACK BOX

An assortment of short performances!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 2pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - MAIN STAGE

A musical phenom!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 3:30pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

A one woman show!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 4pm

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STAGED READING - MAIN STAGE

An original comedy!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 5:30pm

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FULL PERFORMANCE - BLACK BOX

An original one woman show with music!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 7pm

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MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING

CLOSING PERFORMANCE!

A tour de force one man show!

Sat. 10/5/19 @ 7pm

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SPECIAL EVENT - MAIN STAGE

Closing Awards Gala and AfterGlow (party)!

CREATIVECON

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HOW TO MAKE SIX FIGURES AS AN ARTIST!

October 2-5, 2019 during the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival


"Imagine a place where you can share your wildest dreams and the challenges that accompany them. Imagine being with a group of people who have achieved respect and success in the industry; yet they're willing to share their secrets. I really wish this was available when I got started in this business 15 years ago. That's why I created Creative Connections"

~Toni Simmons Henson, Founder ABTF

Town hall breakfast

Remembering Ntzake Shange and Toni Morrison: Black Female Writers Find Their Voice

 Thu. October 3, 2019 @ 10:30am


The Alliance Theater and The Local Take w/ Kiplyn Primus (Jazz 91.9 WCLK) invites you to join us for a morning of sharing with the community as we pay tribute to two icons. 


Panel Discussion and a light Breakfast Buffet will be served.


FOR REGISTRATION INFO

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Town Hall Breakfast
Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Town Hall Breakfast

FREE HAPPENINGs DAY & NIGHT!

AFRO -EXPO

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 Experience our version of "Black Friday"!   The  Atlanta Black Theatre Festival's Afro-Expo Market and Art Gallery connects you with black owned business that offer a unique selection of quality products plus visual, fine and wearable art. 

FOOD TRUCK ALLEY!

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NEW! We are so excited to offer more of a variety of dining selections satisfying the palates of vegans and meat lovers.  Food is available for purchase. 

GALLERY TALKS & EXHIBIT!

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Featuring Dr. Doris Adelaide Derby, an American activist, documentary photographer, filmmaker and retired Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgia State University. She was active in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, and her work discusses the themes of race and African American identity. She was a working member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.), as well as co-founder of the Free Southern Theater. Her photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and the world. 

BACKSTAGE CAFE' LIVE!

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From Karaoke to Spades to live music... You'll never know what's going to "pop off" in the Backstage Cafe. Cocktails available 5pm until!

THERE'S SO MUCH TO DO...

 So, take your time, look around, and learn all

 there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy your web visit and can't wait

 to see you at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, October 2-5, 2019!

If you have additional questions, take a moment to drop us a line. We can help you plan your visit.