The exhibit Patricia Villafañe: PAPRIKA opens Friday at Poem 88 with a 6-8 p.m. reception (five visitors admitted each 30-minute interval, masks required). The show features portraits and conceptual work by the Atlanta Latinx photographer, a second-generation Puerto Rican. Villafañe has a B.F.A. in photography from Georgia State University (2015). Her work addresses themes of intersectional feminism, consumerism and multiculturalism and helps celebrate Poem 88’s 10th anniversary. Through October 30. Gallery open by appointment only 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
This year’s all-virtual Atlanta Black Theatre Festival continues through Saturday (October 3) with more than a few marquee events. A conversation that includes Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau is among them. At noon Friday (October 2), she’ll take part in Radical Longevity, along with scholar, author and political analyst Michael Eric Dyson (2017’s Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America). Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre Company often produces the plays of the Detroit-born Morisseau (Paradise Blue, Pipeline, Skeleton Crew). Pay-what-you-can access passes (suggested donation: $15) admit you to all events at scheduled times each day, plus replays until midnight. Get passes HERE. Complete at-home show guide HERE.
Actor’s Express launches its Virtual Downstage series at 7 p.m. Sunday (October 4) with a reading of Hometown Boy by Keiko Green, which takes on race, class and being an outsider in the Deep South. In it, a man named James (Kevin Qian) reluctantly returns to his Georgia hometown to check on his increasingly erratic father. There he stumbles into a life he thought he’d left behind. Also in the cast: Jonathon Horne, Chris Kayser, Stacy Melich, Michelle Pokopac and Joseph Steven Yang. Donya K. Washington directs. One night only. Free (donations welcome). Registration required HERE.
In times like these when we are separated by necessity, ArtsATL is needed more than ever. Please consider a donation so we can continue to highlight Atlanta’s creative community in this unprecedented time.