Southern Writers Onstage:  Living in the Jim Crow South

 Atlanta actors tell the story of the Jim Crow south through the selected writings of those who lived it.


Eric Moore & Tony Vaughn present Booker T. WashingtonBookerTWashington-Cheynes.LOC
excerpt from Up From Slavery

Tuesday, February 2, 12 noon


Eric Little presents W.E.B. Du BoisW.E._B._DuBois_with_his_wife_Nina_and_daughter_Yolande_NYPL
excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk

Tuesday, February 9, 12 noon


E. Roger Mitchell presents Richard WrightWright1
excerpt from Black Boy

Tuesday, February 16, 12 noon


Gaines2Rob Cleveland presents Ernest J. Gaines
excerpt from “The Sky Is Gray”

Tuesday, April 19, 12 noon

All performances at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St.

FREE and open to the public!

Southern Writers Onstage is produced in partnership with Theatrical Outfit. Founded in 1976, Theatrical Outfit has flourished under the leadership of Tom Key, Executive Artistic Director, since 1995. The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first LEED certified theater in the United States, is proud to be in the space of Atlanta’s first restaurant to voluntarily integrate its tables. For more information about Theatrical Outfit, please visit

Support for Southern Writers Onstage provided by the Georgia State University Department of English.

GSU Faculty Project Lead:  Pearl McHaney, Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature.