Executive Staff

Toni Simmons Henson, MPA


Founder, Producing Director, Partnership Development and Strategic Marketing

Shelton Land, PhD

Atlanta Black Theare Festival Staff, Shelton Land

Artistic Director and

Director of Educational Programs  on loan to the ABTF from LandMindz, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation.

Durrell Daniels


Technical Director

consulting staff

Wanda Simmons

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Co-founder, Wanda Simmons

Co-Founder, Festival Director (Emerita)

Adjudication Coordinator

Kiplyn Primus

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Staff Kiplyn Primus

Marketing/Brand Strategy Consultant

Primus Marketing, LLC

Taurean Blacque

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Board Chair Taurean Blacque

Honorary Chair 

(NAACP Image Award, Emmy Nominated Actor)