Recommended for adult audiences.
"[A] bristling 90 minutes of sketch comedy...sharp-edged but never mean-spirited...terrific satire. Cuts right through the skin." —Wendell Brock for AJC
Don't miss our late-night performances on Fridays and Saturdays, plus a special post-show improv set after our late-night Saturday performances.
This hilarious one-man show by Dad’s Garage’s Mark Kendall—also a leader in Atlanta’s growing African-American comedy network—shows a performer at war with himself. Dissecting common themes in representations of the African-American experience, Mark makes us laugh and ask ourselves why we are laughing. From race cards to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Black Jesus—you will laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh. This subversive show is the reason Atlanta artists are defining African-American comedy today. The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness was developed by the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and is the first project from the Lab to receive a full production on the Hertz Stage.
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Originally created and produced at Dad's Garage.
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Cast & Crew
StarMark is an ensemble member at Dad’s Garage. He studied film at Northwestern University. During his time at Northwestern, he worked at Comedy Central through... read more »
Set DesignIsabel & Moriah are an award-winning design team who have been designing for regional and Atlanta theaters for several years. Recent credits include Clever Little... read more »
Lighting DesignJoseph is excited to work with this fantastically talented Alliance team to help bring some amazing work to the stage for your enjoyment. In 30 years of... read more »
Projection DesignRasean is delighted to be working with the Alliance. An Ohio native, his work as a projection designer, animator and filmmaker can be found in theater, film and... read more »
WriterMark is an ensemble member at Dad’s Garage. He studied film at Northwestern University. During his time at Northwestern, he worked at Comedy Central through... read more »
Costume DesignNyrobi is a 2010 Suzi Bass Award-winning costume designer with more than 25 years experience in theater and entertainment. Nyrobi’s work as a costume designer has... read more »
Sound Design & Original MusicJulie is an alumna of The Second City’s Mainstage in Chicago where she sound designed, composed for and music directed 4 revues. Previous credits include The... read more »
Stage ManagerBret could not be happier to be working on The Magic Negro. Previous credits here at the Alliance include Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the... read more »