Act II // at each performance

The Atlanta History Center, Nicholson Gallery

Stick around after each performance for a discussion about the play—these discussions are an integral part of the experience of Native Guard. Each night will be hosted by a different community leader, who will share their thoughts on the show before opening the discussion. Hosts include Sheffield Hale (President and CEO, Atlanta History Center; Dr. Paul Wolpe (Director, Emory Center for Ethics); Pellom McDaniels III (Curator, African American Collections, Rose Library); Doug Hooker (Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission); Doug Shipman (President and CEO, Woodruff Arts Center); and more.

Scheduled speakers are subject to change.

  • Thursday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Suzanna Jemsby, Head of School, The Galloway School
  • Friday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. Marium Khalid, Writer, Director, Founder, and Artistic Director of Saiah and Sky Creature
  • Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. Pearl Amelia McHaney, Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature, Georgia State University 
  • Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. Derreck Kayongo, Chief Executive Officer National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Sunday, January 28 at 2:30 p.m. Jamil Zainaldin, President, Georgia Humanities Council
  • Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Carlton Mackey, Ethics and the Arts Director, Emory Center for Ethics
  • Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. Makeba Dixon-Hill, Curator of Education, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
  • Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. Charles Stephens, Executive Director, Counter Narrative Project
  • Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission; and Lois Reitzes, WABE
  • Sunday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. Chris Appleton, cofounder and Executive Director, WonderRoot


  • Celise Kalke, Alliance Theatre Director of New Projects
  • Angela Farr Schiller, Kennesaw State University (Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab participant)
  • Suehyla El-Attar, Actor, Director, and Dramaturg
  • Michael Winn, Alliance Theatre Audience Development Manager

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