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Dear Dr. King

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[vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”24″ font_family=”none”]The Alliance Theatre and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, invite you to celebrate King Day 2019 with a riveting performance from the Palefsky Collision Project.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1546456570214{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Members of the 2018 Collision Project, will reconvene with playwright Pearl Cleage and Director Patrick McColery to create a very special staged reading in honor of Dr. King and his legacy. Admission to this program is free with admission to The Center.

Click here to purchase admission[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mk_circle_image src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cleage_pearl-1.jpg”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1545930956686{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Pearl is an Atlanta-based playwright and novelist. Her plays include The Nacirema Society, Flyin’ WestBlues for an Alabama SkyBourbon at the Border, and A Song for Coretta. She has written eight novels, including “What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day,” which was an Oprah Book Club selection and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Pearl and her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., collaborated on the award-winning performance series Live at Club Zebra! for 10 years. In 1973, Pearl was a speechwriter for the Maynard Jackson campaign and later served as his first press secretary. Member: The Dramatists Guild.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title color=”#000000″ size=”24″ font_family=”none”]About the Palefsky Collision Project[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1545931842880{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]For three weeks each summer, the Alliance Theatre assembles a diverse group of 20 teenagers from metro Atlanta to explore and unpack a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright and director. Through improvisational exercises, oral history, choreography, the individual performing talents they possess, and their writing, the teenagers create a new piece inspired by the classic text but perceived through their own utterly unique and contemporary prism. The Palefsky Collision Project affords teens a unique theatrical experience and gives them ownership of a performance at the Alliance. It also gives students validity – confidence in their talents, strength for the future, and power in their decisions.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title color=”#000000″ size=”24″ font_family=”none”]Program Partner[/mk_fancy_title][vc_single_image image=”39721″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]


January 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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