Enjoy refreshing hors d'oeuvres and an Art Showcase by Ruth Alexander during the reception from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.**Can't attend our fundraising event, please consider an online donation: https://www.gofundme.com/blackwomenwalking
Black Women Walking has been invited to perform at the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival October 3-6, at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, GA. This opportunity is a dream come true - but we need your help!
Proceeds from this event will help us travel with twenty cast and crew members to Atlanta, GA. Our organization is a nonprofit community arts initiative, which means that all cast and crew donate their time and talent. Our mission is to shine light on black heroines who changed the course of American history and continue to tell our stories. Your contribution will make it possible!
Through other outreach efforts we have successfully raised funds necessary to travel our stage production. As a group we have worked to bring travel expenses to the lowest common denominator and we are still short of our goal.
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is the largest festival in the nation solely devoted to presenting traditional, urban contemporary and classical Afro-centric theatre under one roof! This annual event pays tribute to the most colorful tales of triumph and tragedy often with "laugh out loud" humor and salient humanity. The diverse line-up of artists are drawn from around the corner to around the globe. Whether you're a fan of Tyler Perry, August Wilson or just a lover of a world-class art festival, the amazing plays, international vendor and art market, and creative connections support the most prolific game-changers in Afro-centric storytelling. It's an eclectic mix that creates an authentic celebration of community. This popular fall festival is sure to become one of your favorite things to do in Atlanta!
Imagine the souls of black folks coming alive on a minimalist stage through the voices and words of black women in America! Storytelling rituals, gospel music, multimedia, humor, and dance bring to life the stories of courageous black heroines who changed the course of American history. Written by Karen F. Williams, adapted and directed by Kevvin Taylor, Black Women Walking brings together an ensemble of lived experiences and perspectives that elicit from audiences laughter, crying and shouting as it reveals of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson, Wilma Rudolph, Bessie Coleman, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Fannie Lou Hamer and others. Celebrating their "10th Season", this one-act play is packed with emotional power, cultural rituals, and shows any audience that the power of black women can only fully be realized and acknowledged in the present by looking back and embracing and celebrating the past.
Sunday, Jun. 1012:00 am - 2:00 am