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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - Dear Black People

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

Black Box Stage

3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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Chris James was Listed Among Top "Visionary Arkansans" in 2016 -Arkansas Times




DEAR BLACK PEOPLE

Synopsis: This one act comedy, Dear Black People is a satire that "roasts" black culture, identity, racism, relationships, sexuality, music, politics, typical stereotypes and more. It's an enlightened perspective of the Black experience that engagingly becomes a mirror to some and a cultural baptism to others. The piece challenges assumptions such as: Can you be pro-Black and date a non-Black person? Do Black women who wear weave subconsciously want to be white? What are some solutions to Black issues that Black people alone can execute?

This witty performance is presented in poetry and prose and stirs up audiences with side splitting humor and stimulating thought. But don't stop there, hang around for the "talk back". Warning: Things may get hilariously heated.

Written by: Chris James

Directed by: Chris James

City of Origin: Little Rock, AR

Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted)

Warning: Explicit or Strong Lanquage

Genre: Spoken Word, Comedy

Booking Info: TheChrisJamesJourney.com



ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Chris James, a man who is truly on a journey to impact and change lives in his community and the world. Chris James is a national award winning spoken word poet, TED Talks speaker, playwright, educator, photographer and self-published author. Chris is the creator of the plays: Dear Black People and The Odds Against US. In Spring 2019, AETN/PBS will be releasing a short documentary about the life of Chris James. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA but regularly visits Arkansas to continue projects in his hometown.

In 2016, he was featured in the Arkansas Times Newspaper as one of Arkansas' top visionaries. Chris is a member of Foreign Tongues poetry slam team whom ranked 2nd place in the worlds second largest poetry competition in 2014. He is the founder of Arkansas' only poetry venue and second black owned gallery, The House of Art. As a teaching artist, Chris develops and facilitates art integrated poetry writing and performance workshops for K-12 across the country. Through his work, he educates on racial barriers and socio-economic challenges and how we can overcome. He is also very passionate about the awareness of mental health.

"Art is my superpower, and it makes me happy to see the results and the impact." -Chris James



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The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is committed to providing a world-class experience for you, our 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.

Late seating is NOT permitted. Visit AtlantaBTF.org for a full schedule and details.





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 admitted first, immediately followed by General Admission. Please arrive early. LATE SEATING IS NOT PERMITTED.

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

What are the box office hours? NEW! The Box Office is open for your convenience 4pm - 8pm daily (NEW HOURS!) during the festival. Tickets are available online 24/7 at abtf.eventbrite.com

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 bar code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided. Save money by purchasing your tickets online.

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

Are discount tickets available? Yes! Group organizers of 10+, please email us for special rates: atlbtf@yahoo.com. Group rates for four (4) or more tickets are available on the ticket page and varies for each show.

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 temperature controlled for the comfort of the majority — please dress according to your personal preference.

Do you have any dining suggestions? Dining is available on site at the BackStage Cafe where you can enjoy delicious, light southern fare. Some our café favorites include grilled wings, gourmet sandwiches, home-made potato salad, and fried fish! 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 get an early start on your Christmas shopping with our version of #BlackFriday special discounts and offers.

Is there a host hotel nearby? Yes! We have negotiated a discount rates with two host hotels. Visit AtlantaBTF.org/hotels for more information.

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? NO STRICTLY, NO — using devices with screens (and particularly ones that also make sounds) disrupts the cast and other patrons (they are very visible from the stage). We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic device.

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

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 or Guest Relations for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.

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

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.

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

Black Box Stage

3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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