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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - PTSD and Me: A Journey Told Through Poetry

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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"Her performance is energetic and raw. Her passion is palpable."

PTSD AND ME: A JOURNEY TOLD THROUGH POETRY

Synopsis: PTSD and Me sheds light on veterans’ issues by offering an honest and unfiltered view of the challenges that affect not only soldiers but approximately eight million adults in the U.S.

Created by: Erika Renee Land

City of Origin: Wylie, TX

Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Poet or Monologue Performance



ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS: Erika Renee Land was born in Norfolk, VA. Upon graduating from Granby High School, she enlisted in the United States Army, to be a Pharmacy Technician. She spent most of her military career serving as a Pharmacy Technician state side and then one year tour in Mosul, Iraq.

Being in Mosul, Iraq changed Erika’s perspective of life, and prompted her to do a lot of the volunteer work she does now. She likes to give back in any way that she can; her philosophy is “It’s not going to hurt me to help, so why not.”

In Feb of 2009, she got out of the military and moved to Athens, GA, so she could attend the University of Georgia. The initial plan was to attend pharmacy school because of her job in the military, however somewhere along the way she realized her passions for writing. Writing also serves as a therapeutic measure for Erika, because it helps her deal with her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, stemming from her tour in IRAQ. When Erika is not writing she spends her time advocating for Domestic Violence victims and supporting Art Therapy.

Erika Land is 21st century War Poet, one of the only Cover Poets in the United States, an author, motivational speaker and more. Erika Land believes that Art is the best form of therapy so she advocates for people to find their best form of expression. As a War Poet Erika channels her experiences of being deployed to Mosul, Iraq to help with Operation Iraqi Freedom into dynamic poetry that takes the interceptor on a journey emotional and physically. As a cover poet she reinvents art into spoken work poetry. She has published three books, written academic commentaries and performs nationwide at various venues.



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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.


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3181 Rainbow Drive

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