An annual, multi-sensory & multi-disciplinary event that promotes important Black artists, art movements and art genres, the NBAF Black History Month series focuses on bringing Black art history to life.
Every Black History Month, NBAF will host immersive programming that takes a deep dive into an aspect of African American fine art, placing it squarely into historical context while highlighting the contemporary artists moving the art form forward.
Fulton County Arts & Culture presents:
Testify: A Brunch Tribute to African American Musical Theatre
honoring Fulton County’s Black women artists, advocates and icons!
11AM – 2PM • $150pp
The kick-off event to NBAF’s Black History Month program, the Testify Sunday Brunch is an upscale celebration of the rich history of Black Musical Theatre, and Fulton County’s cultural workers that have championed the arts in our county for decades.
Fulton County award honorees include:
A dynamic walk thru the canons of Black musicals, this event will feature a voyage through Black musical theater history with live performances from nationally celebrated musical theater stars:
Tickets for Testify Sunday Brunch include access to all of The Living Word exhibitions and performances from 11AM to 6:30PM.
1PM - 6PM • Free with RSVP
Take a walk through African American Theatre history with photo timelines, video snippets from iconic works, and video projections highlighting Atlanta's rich legacy of Black theatre!
Step into a scene from an iconic Black theatre work with NBAF's social photo booth! Support NBAF's 35 years of Black art programming by purchasing some one-of-a-kind memorabilia!
Paying homage to Atlanta's rich legacy of Black Theatre, this 60 minute production weaves together the companies, actors and playwrights with performances from their seminal works to honor the local talent that contines to make Atlanta's Black theatre community shine!
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre presents a staged reading of "In The Pocket" by Gabrielle Fulton Ponder featuring R&B artist, Algebra Blesset.
Gabrielle Fulton Ponder is a playwright and indie filmmaker whose works have been produced, developed, or workshopped at the Alliance Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta Fringe Festival, the Emory University Center for Creativity & Arts and more.
Enjoy a recorded scene from True Color Theatre's current production, Good Bad People!
The play follows the protaganist, June, as she attempts to make amends with her family after her brother, Amiri, is shot by police. When her family refuses to make a statement, June is forced to decide which is more important: making amends with her family or standing up for her brother's life.