"I love the energy of the ABTF. As a playwright, I always find myself leaving the festival more committed to writing our stories." ~A. Wilson
No Set Religion
by LaToya Conaway
"Nashida" is a soul searcher on a quest to find truth and a spiritual connection through various religions.
Deep Greenwood: The Hidden Truth of Black Wallstreet by Michaela Walter
Based on a true story of how and why a black business district was created and destroyed in 1921 in the community of Greenwood, Oklahoma.
Dear Carol Ann
by Gloria Terry
A heartwarming play about two women and their quest to understand their friendship in the face of tragedy.
I Didn't Know
by Kayla Richardson & Perrice Ledbetter
Deals with issues of diversity, inclusion, sexual identity, STD and pregnancy prevention... Don’t leave saying, “I didn’t know!”
Clean Sheets by Jeanette Hill
From the award-winning playwright Jeanette Hill comes a riveting story of secrets and lies. Watch what happens when family blessings collide with family curses.
Harlem Nocturnal Emissions
by Arthur W. French III
Something strange happens when people's lives intertwine one day at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Pieces by Sandra Hamlin; directed by Jocelyn Sanders: Two "seasoned" women one white, one black; are forced to sit next to each other on a crowded bus in the midst of the Trump era. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You
by Valerie Ruby Ingram
Someone's always stirring up drama in this story of dysfunction and family.
Black Matter by Aubrey S. Williams
Follow the lives of young Black men and women as they use their personal experiences to discuss ways in which they can seek liberation.
Immerse yourself in our popular series of new works written by emerging black playwrights.