Time & Location
Dec 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA
About the Event
The Spotlight Series is a one-night event for preeminent professionals & artists in Atlanta to experience social justice in a refreshing way.
A program of Chantal Maurice's CoStar Coaching, the Spotlight Series aims to create civic engagement around social justice issues using theatrical performances. In addition to giving Atlanta-based writers, directors and actors an opportunity to create community and showcase their talents together, live on stage.
The inaugural Spotlight Series will feature seven original 10-minute plays and is part of our Paul Robeson Theater Incubator program for independent or emerging playwrights and stage performers.
The original 10-minute plays are:
"SIBLINGS KEEPER" Highlights the various forms of Sex Trafficking & the plight of the rescuing process
Written by Kim Akia
Directed by Chantal Maurice
"DADDY" Highlights Police Brutality
Written By Larry Spivey
Directed by Jarrett Michael Collins
"FAKE OUTRAGE" Highlights the role that Social Media plays In collective community outrage against racial Injustices
Written by Lynette J. Blackwell
Directed by Dap Paxton
"GUIDANCE" Highlights the issue of gun violence
Written by Brittani Minnieweather
Directed by Maxie McClintock
"MASK OFF" Highlights the role that the media plays In creating negative narratives about marginalized communities
Written by Kayla Bennett
Directed by Marquelle Young
"SELF ACTIVATION" Highlights Mental Health Issues
Written by Aaron Spells
Directed by Jason Louder
"GETTING REPPED" Highlights racial discrimination In the workplace
Written by Onaji Rouse
Directed by Dajour Ashwood
SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES HIGHLIGHTS
The state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta are one of the most extensive hubs of the United States of human trafficking horror.
In Atlanta, a black person is 12 times more likely to be killed by police.
People of color are disproportionately affected by gun violence. Black and Hispanic adults are more likely to have witnessed a shooting: 31% and 22% respectively. Compare that to the 14% of white adults.