Atlanta picks up on black theater festival concept

From Creative Loafing Atlanta:  

In creating the [Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Toni] Henson looked to the biennial National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC and the DC Black Theatre Festival as models. Though the Atlanta venue is smaller, 40 plays in four days is still a bigger concept than either of those festivals, so it’s still a risky undertaking for the fledgling event. “I think Atlanta is a major market,” Henson says confidently. “I keep hearing people say this is so needed. If Winston-Salem can get 60,000 people, Atlanta can certainly get 5,000.”

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