Executive Staff

Toni Simmons Henson, MPA

Founder, Producing Director, Partnership Development and Strategic Marketing

Atlanta Black Theare Festival Staff, Shelton Land

Shelton Land, PhD

Artistic Director and

 Director of Educational Programs 

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Technical Director

Stephanie J. Walden, BFA

Technical Director

consulting staff

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Co-founder, Wanda Simmons

Wanda Simmons

Co-Founder, Festival Director (Emerita)

Chief Adjudicator 

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Staff Kiplyn Primus

Kiplyn Primus

Marketing/Brand Strategy Consultant

Primus Marketing, LLC

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Board Chair Taurean Blacque

Taurean Blacque

Honorary Chair 

(NAACP Image Award, Emmy Nominated Actor)

Advisory Board

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival 2013: Antonio Henson and Dick Gregory

Micheal Dinwiddie, MFA

Associate Professor at New York University's Gallatin School, NYU's 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award, Walt Disney Fellow, National Endowment of the Arts Fellow (Playwriting), President (Emeritus) Black Theatre Network 

Antonio Henson, MBA

Vice President, Community Development Banking, PNC Bank

Doris Derby, PhD

Civil Rights Documentary Photographer, Archivist, ​Activist, Author, Exhibitor, Speaker, Art Collector​, Professor​, ​​C​o-FounderFree Southern Theater,  ​Co-Producer, Film, “Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi” 

Andre' Minkins, MFA

Professor at Winston-Salem State University, Artistic Director at 7am Productions, Playwright (20+plays), Coordinating participant of National Black Arts Festival, National Black Theatre Festival,  Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, DC Black Theatre Festival and national workshop facilitator.