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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival- CreativeCon: Earn Six Figures as an Artist

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center

3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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CREATIVECON: HOW TO EARN SIX FIGURES AS AN ARTIST

"Imagine a place where you can share your wildest dreams and the challenges that accompany them. Imagine being with a group of people who have achieved respect and success in the industry; yet they're willing to share their secrets. I really wish this was available when I got started in this business 15 years ago. That's why I created Creative Connections" ~Toni Simmons Henson, Founder ABTF



The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival presents four days of creative workshops, round-table discussions, forums and panels geared towards practical ways to earn a full-time living as an artist. Get the inside scoop from this incredible line-up packed with celebrities, experts and insiders. We call this Creative Connections! Come see what your missing.

CONFIRMED CELEBRITY TALENT & REPS FROM: OWN NETWORK, ASPiRE TV, UPTV, NBC, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, TYLER PERRY STUDIOS, TBS NETWORK, MARVEL STUDIOS, WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, FOX NETWORK,



DAILY SCHEDULE

WED.10.2.19

Master Class: 10:30am - 12:45pm

Tools of the Trade: Actor's Boot Camp Pt. I

Featuring: T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

Studio


Master Class: 10:30am - 11:45am

Drama in Drama: Developing Authentically

Dramatic Characters

Facilitated by: Andrea Clinton, MFA

Classroom


Networking: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meet the 2019 ABTF Producers!

Networking Lunch

(Bring or Grab your lunch @ Food Trucks!)

Backstage Cafe


Workshop: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Opportunities in Georgia's Film Industry

Facilitated by: Forrest Tuff

Studio


Workshop: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Find Me the Money to Produce My Work

Facilitated by: Jeanette Hill

Classroom


Staged Readings & Special Events

3:00pm until

(Free for Pass-holders. See Festival Program)




THUR.10.3.19

Workshop: 10:15am - 11:30am

How to Show Up: Advice to Change Your Future

Facilitated by: Andre' Minkins, MFA

Studio


Seminar: 10:15am - 11:15am

Culture and Clarity: Under-valued &

Under-paid

Moderated by: Carlton Molette, PhD

Classroom


Workshop: 11:30pm - 12:30pm

Writing for Aspiring Storytellers

Featuring: A'ndrea Wilson, PhD

Classroom


Master Class: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Tools of the Trade: Actor's Boot Camp Pt. II

Featuring: T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

Studio


Roundtable: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Black Female Writers: How to Find Your Voice

Featuring: Shirlene Holmes, PhD,

and Deitrah J. Taylor

Moderated by: Andrea Wilson, PhD

Classroom


Staged Readings & Special Events

1:00pm until

(Free for Pass-holders. See Festival Program)




FRI.10.4.19

Roundtable: 10:00am - 11:00am

#MeToo: Standing Your Ground w/o Loosing Your Soul

Featuring: DeEtta West, Tiffany Roberts, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

Moderated by: Angela Ray

Studio


Master Class: 10:00am - 11:00am

Airing the Drama: Earn Money PodCasting

Facilitated: Valencia Griffin Wallace

Classroom


Panel: 11:15am - 12:15pm

Black Panther: Behind the Scenes

Featuring:

J. Wells Jr.

2. Jachin "JJ" Myers

3. Marcus Adair

4. Denisha Gillespie

5. Gary Pebbles

Cast & Crew Members of Marvel's Blockbuster Movie

Moderated by: Ursula O. Robinson

Studio


Roundtable 11:15am - 12:15pm

Scams & Schemes: Are You Ready for this Industry?

Featuring: Palmer Williams Jr., Keith Arthur Bolden and Reginald Wilson

Moderated by: Valencia Griffin-Wallace

Classroom


Industry Talk: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Navigating the Industry with Jay Wells (1:15p - 1:45p)

Goals, Fear, & Faith, with Shaneisha Dodson (2:00p - 2:30p)

Studio


Roundtable: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Money Making Backstage

Featuring: lark hackshaw,

Shawncy Moon, & Tommy Butler

Moderated by by Ronn Greene

Classroom


Staged Readings & Special Events

Friday, 10/4/19 1:00pm until &

(Free for Pass-holders. See Festival Program)




SAT.10.5.19

Staged Readings & Special Events

Saturday, 10/5/19 10am until

(Free for 4-day Gold Pass-holders. See Festival Program)



For a detailed program schedule visit: AtlantaBTF.org




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

Decatur, GA 30034

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Refund Policy

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