The 2018-2019 New Festival Season is engaging, collaborative, and focused on telling meaningful stories that celebrate the human experience.

This theatre is the community’s center; a place where all are welcome.

Experience this new stage of ASF’s history, where the shows resonate with the people in our community and respond to the times. For the first time in over 15 years, the Festival experience is back with multiple shows running in repertory.

Join us in embracing our community – one story at a time.

Performances during the ETC 2019 Annual Conference dates….

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

by Christina Ham
directed by Tangela Large

January 25 – February 13, 2019
Festival Stage
1 hour, no intermission

Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. Four little girls who are multitalented and filled with promise share their hopes and dreams against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. Produced in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools and Alabama State University.

“What bothers me most is that their names have been virtually erased. They are inevitably referred to as ‘the four black girls.’” – Excerpt from Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham

Performance Times

Friday, January 25, 2019 7:00pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:00pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 3:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00pm


Nina Simone: Four Women

by Christina Ham
music by Nina Simone
directed by Lydia Fort

January 30 – February 17, 2019
Octagon Stage
90 minutes, no intermission

Through storytelling and song, this production celebrates how Nina Simone helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring powerful anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” Nina Simone: Four Women is a personal and provocative musical journey.

“Music can’t just be about the art, but it has to be an expression of the good, bad, and ugly in life.” – Excerpt from Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham

Performance Times

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00pm

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