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discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. In The Magic Negro I discovered that laughter can happen even in our most uncomfortable moments. And in those uncomfortable moments, if we choose to truly face them, we are most transformed. Satire, no matter how masterfully executed, does not extinguish racism. It does not reduce it. It does not render it harmless. But satire at its best can create a way for us to face the most painful parts of the human experience. Comedy and the laughter it inspires, through works like The Magic Negro, become a kind of elixir. The work insists on an engagement in difficult conversations across lines of difference, and in the process of that struggle, we are able to rescue our humanity from the seduction of apathy. — Charles Stephens Founder & Executive Director of the Counter Narrative Project

synopsis: Join the Magic Negro as he takes audience members on a journey through space and time, with a series of comedic sketches exploring the representation of AfricanAmerican men in the media.

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, th...