The ninth annual Atlanta Black Theatre Festivalcontinues through Saturday (October 3) on your favorite home screen. Yes, it’s virtual. Each day features six events — a mix of plays, musicals, solo performances, readings, workshops, talkbacks and panels. Titles include Who Will Sing for Lena, about Lena Mae Baker, the first woman executed in the Georgia electric chair (2 p.m. today); The Spirit of Harriet Tubman (7 tonight); Unsung Sheroes, a story about the evolution of Black women told through the lives of Anarcha Westcott, Ellen Craft and Shirley Chisholm (10 a.m. Friday); and Hamlet, a piece featuring spoken wood, music and dance from the emerging Atlanta theater company Urban Classical. Pay-what-you-can access passes admit you to all events at scheduled times that day, plus replays until midnight. Access passes HERE. Complete at-home show guide HERE.
7 Stages takes its Home Brew play-reading series into the virtual world with Blood Flow written by Robert Earl Price, film created by Ashley James. It opens at 7 tonight (September 24) and will be followed by an artists’ talk. It can be streamed through Sunday (you’ll have to provide your own craft beer this go-round). Blood Flow is described as a multimedia artwork that reflects the continuous role of art as a force of resistance to crimes against humanity past, present and future. Among its artists are Dorothy Bell-Polk, Darrell Grant, Jaden Gustin, Mama Yeye,Destinee Renee, Abbie Richards, Eugene H. Russell IV, Parris Sarter and Tyra Watkins. Free. RSVP HERE.
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