The Alliance Theatre Offers Free MLK Day Performances and Activites


Atlanta's Alliance TheatreThe Alliance Theatre, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), presents a free reading of Dear Dr. King, an original script written by Pearl Cleage in collaboration with high school Collision Project students.  Created out of the Alliance Theatre Collision Project and inspired by the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life, this provocative piece uses the unique voice of teenagers to explore issues of legacy and the power that each individual life can play in effecting social change.  The performances are part of the ADL’s annual No Place For Hate Summit, which will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013.

Dear Dr. King
WHEN: Monday, January 21st, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm WHERE: The Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center RSVP for free tickets:  404.733.4749 or

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Poetry SLAM!

Alliance teen poets will consider the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he inspired dramatic social change. Inspired by the photographs documenting the heroes of the Civil Rights movement in the ongoing High Museum installation Civil Rights Photography, 1956-1968, these young spoken word artists will respond to issues of social change in their own community.

WHEN: January 21, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Alliance Theatre Black Box Theatre (3rd Floor)

“Urban Deconstruction” Teen Photography Exhibit

Come early for one of the above performances for a chance to see the teen photography exhibit “Urban Deconstruction.”  The Alliance Theatre and ArtsVibe Teen Program, in partnership with the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, present the first exhibit by teen photographers Devin Black and Dani Planer.  Inspired by abandoned buildings in and around Atlanta, this exhibit tells the story of the city’s rich and complex history through the eyes of two very talented young artists.

WHEN: Friday, December 21 through Monday, January 21, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Joseph R. Bankoff Gallery (across from the Rich Auditorium), Woodruff Arts Center
COST: Free