$22.50 – $27.50

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival- From a Yardie to a Yankee

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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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Winner: Innovative Women in Theatre Award -Hollywood Fringe


"An amazing show, filled with heart, drama, happiness, and hope. Passionately performed from the heart..." - Gregory Marquette - TV/Film, Writer/Director/Producer


"Imagine being on stage...digging deep into your own life, ...your intimate history and somehow, magically making it entertaining..." - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NoHoArtsDistrict.com


"Expert storytelling [from] ...an actor who understands her craft and seamlessly draws the audience into her story." -Carin Chea, Tolucan Times



FROM YARDIE TO YANKEE

Synopsis: FROM A YARDIE TO A YANKEE is a gripping, true story of Sardia Robinson's courageous life journey from the murderous streets of Kingston, Jamaica to the deadly consequences of Chicago’s drug wars. Born into a poverty stricken Jamaican neighborhood where crime, gangs and political revolution were the norm, Sardia had to step over corpses in the street on her way to school. Then, an unplanned pregnancy added yet more hurdles. Sardia's engaging and unique storytelling style takes audience members on a journey inside a life fraught with peril, but also filled with humor, endearing characters, and the undeterred human spirit to survive.

Written by: Sardia Robinson

Directed by: Sardia Robinson

Produced by: Aidras Production, Rocky Cusseaux and JD Mendenhall

City of Origin: Los Angeles, CA

Suitability: General Audiences (under 5 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Solo Performance

Booking Info: SardiaRobinson.com



ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Sardia Robinson is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, director and humanitarian. Born in Jamaica and raised by her aunt and grandmother, Sardia attended Columbia College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre. She interned at the legendary Goodman Theatre alongside Chuck Smith and August Wilson. As a Stand-up Comedian, she has opened for a variety of acts and was selected to perform her stand-up comedy act to open for the R&B group ”The Whispers” at the Microsoft Theatre, earning praise as "Someone to definitely watch."

Sardia wrote and starred in her award-winning, one-woman show FROM A YARDIE TO A YANKEE, the gripping, gut-wrenching true story of her courageous life journey from the murderous streets of Kingston, Jamaica to the deadly consequences of the Chicago streets.

She has performed at New York's United Solo Theatre Festival, the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, the Shakespeare in Paradise Festival, the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, where she was recognized with the festival's "Innovative Women in Theatre" award. Sardia also continues her humanitarian work, including offering performances and theatre workshops around the world.




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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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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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