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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center

3181 Rainbow Drive

(Pichanga: Black Box & Black Matter: Main Stage)

Decatur, GA 30034

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ENJOY YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY AT THE ATLANTA BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL!

Buy Pichanga and attend Black Matter FREE!



Pichanga by La Criatura @ 10:30am

"Passionate!" ~ Jay Handelman, Herald Tribune

"A tour-de-force performance of sheer athleticism and transcendent story telling”!" ~ Kristopher Geddie, GM & Director of Diversity, Venice Theatre (Venice, FL)

Directed by: Manuel Ortiz

Pichanga is the name of the soccer games that kids play on the poor neighborhoods in Chile.

Synopsis: Like basketball in the cities of the U.S., every kid’s dream in Latin America, is to become a soccer star. Follow this fascinating and true story of Cristian, born just after the Pinochet dictatorship ended. Cristian went from playing in the streets to fighting in the streets with the Student Movement for Public Education in Chile.

The play weaves Cristian’s own personal story, Chilean recent political history, and latinamerica soccer history, using Cristian’s dream of becoming a professional soccer player as the needle that ties the stories together. The play tells Cristian’s journey on how he quit his dream of being a soccer star and stopped playing soccer on the streets to fight in the student movement for public education in Chile. At the end he turns from the streets to the stage, his new battlefield, to fight for his new dreams and his daughter´s.

Documentary theater works with real facts, personal stories and historical facts as the material that creates the performance. We use the material and explore it with the performer, writing the play while we are creating it on stage, creating an original performance that can only be played by the performer who created it.

Pichanga was premiered in November 2015 in Santiago de Chile. Since then, it has been presented more than fifty times, in differents festivals in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, México, Spain, Italy, Germany and USA.

Presented by: La Criatura

City of Origin: Santiago de Chile

Stage: Main Stage

Genre: Documentary Theatre

Suitability: Family Friendly (recommended for ages 5+)

Please Note: Presented in Spanish with rave reviews to English speaking audiences. Subtitles and/or programs are provided to guide you through the story.




Black Matter by Aubrey S. Williams @ 12:30pm

Black Matter: A Black and brown mass that exists but is unseen.

Synopsis: Follow the lives of young Black men and women as they artistically express the birthing of their own liberation.

This play was written in coordination with the 12 Kuumba Principles of the Black Arts Movement that also combines aspects of West African dance and contemporary step. Subjects such as colorism, the pipeline to prison system, and police brutality are presented in this play.

City of Origin: Atlanta, GA

Stage: Main Stage

Genre: Dance/Physical Theatre; Urban Contemporary

Suitability: Family Friendly (recommended for ages 5+)

Warnings: Some strong language.




We are committed to providing a world-class experience for you and your guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.




Plan Your Visit: FAQs

What is your late seating policy? Doors open 15 minutes prior to each show. VIP GUESTS and PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders are seated first immediately followed by GENERAL ADMISSION. Please arrive early. Late seating is NOT permitted.

What about parking? Parking is plentiful and free. YES, FREE!

Are tickets available online? Yes. In fact, you can save more by purchasing your tickets online. You can either 1.PRINT your tickets at home or 2.PRESENT the query "Q" code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided.

Can I purchase tickets at the door? Yes, although the price is slightly higher. The Box Office is open for your convenience 11am -5pm daily during the festival. Tickets are available online 24/7 at abtf.eventbrite.com

What methods of payments are accepted? We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS only. Due to safety and security reasons, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH.

Are discount tickets available? Yes! We also have special rates for groups, seniors, students or veterans. The specialty rate is available on the ticket page and varies for each show. For groups of 10 or more email us at atlbtf at yahoo dot com.

Does the festival have a dress code? No, not really. Most people dress causal and comfortable. Some may step it up a bit in the evening. NOTE: Auditoriums are air conditioned/heated for the comfort of the majority — please dress according to your personal preference. EXCEPT: The closing event theme is 1960's Black is Beautiful.

Do you have any dining suggestions? Dining is available on site at the BackStage Cafe where you can enjoy delicious, yet light, southern fare. Some our café favorites include grilled wings, gourmet sandwiches, home-made potato salad, and artisan cheese platters. Vegetarian options are also available!

What about shopping? THE BEST! You can visit our popular International Vendor's Market for one-of-a-kind selections from our local artisans and vendors. In fact, we encourage you to enjoy our version of "Black Friday" and get an early start on your Christmas shopping.

Is there a host hotel nearby? Yes! We have negotiated a discount rate with Holiday Inn Express & Suites East in Lithonia (approx. 15 mins from the venue). Please call 678-325-4830 to make your reservation. Mention: "Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Group"

What if I leave something in the theatre, where is the lost and found? Personal items found in the theatre are kept in Guest Relations. Please check there first.

What is your policy on the use of electronics? They are prohibited. Using devices with screens that light, noise or buzzing creates a disruption for guests and actors. We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic recording device during the performance.

Social Media: We absolutely hope that you tweet/share/text everyone you know after the performance to let them know what a wonderful time you had here!

Can you accommodate people with disabilities? Yes, we have wheelchair access for those who are in wheelchairs. Ask Guest Relations for assistance if needed.

What is your refund policy? All sales are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, tickets can be exchanged as credit for another show. Stop by the Box Office, Guest Relations or send us an email for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.

What about smoking? Smoking is NOT allowed in the building including bathrooms, theatre, cafe, or lobby at any time. That includes e-cigarettes.

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center

3181 Rainbow Drive

(Pichanga: Black Box & Black Matter: Main Stage)

Decatur, GA 30034

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