PHOENIX PRODUCTION MAKES ATLANTA DEBUT
Black Women Walking – A Main Stage Play at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
Phoenix, AZ – Imagine the souls of black folks coming alive on 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. Black Women Walking brings together an ensemble of lived experiences and perspectives that elicit from audiences laughter, crying and shouting as it reveals the spirits 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.
Black Women Walking performs on the main stage at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034 Tickets are $20.00 and are available online: www.atlantabtf.org or at the Box Office which is open for your convenience 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily during the festival.
The 90-minute one-act play exposes audiences to the courage and brilliance of women that impacted the American landscape with their powerful journeys towards freedom, justice, and equality. “Riveting, powerful and thoroughly entertaining. Black Women Walking will have you wincing, smiling, and asking for more. It’s a must for the entire family,” proclaimed Dr. Jamise Liddell, a lifestyle and entertainment reporter.
Written by Karen F. Williams of Nashville, Tennessee and the author of Sending Up My Timber: An African American Prayer Journal, her silhouettes of these women brings their great journey to life, not only educating the audience, but also entertaining them.
According to the Director, Kevvin Taylor, Black Women Walking is about female, faith, freedom and families. Mostly a series of poignant vignettes, Black Women Walking educates, entertains and emancipates! It is a spiritual-based play with universal themes about the importance of education, civil rights, liberation, justice, and equality. It is a classic tale of finding strength in the struggle, appropriate for all ages, and has a message for everyone. Young girls are empowered with a sense of womanhood, self-confidence and pride. Males see beyond the images of women portrayed in pop-cultural and media, leading to healthier, respect-based attitudes and behavior
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! “Top Theatre Festivals to Visit Around the World” – TopTenZilla.com
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