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The Vision

In 2000 on the hallowed boards of the Inglewood Playhouse, the AATE was birthed with a committment to producing DYNAMIC Black theater; since that time, under the helm of Founder, Eric Quander, the organization has endured to present dynamic productions featuring unforgetable talent. As we approach the organization's 20th Anniversary, that committment contines, implementing technology and reinterpreting classic works that shift paradigms of what contemporary theter can be.

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Get Involved

The AATE will create, develop and present programs, events and productions that are worthy to take their place in the tomes of "great" theater. Our productions bring together talented artists and technicians from around the world to create DYNAMIC Black theater. If you are an artist looking for an incubating environment to develop your next project, a industry professional looking for a space to spread your creative wings or a curious potential audience member, contact us.

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Special Events

Working in collaboration with individuals and organizations that support our committment to producing DYNAMIC Black theater. If you would like to get involved with Development, contact us.

The Team

Producer

Producer, William C. Haugabrook

William C. Haugabrook started his career as an Actor and Performing Artist in Los Angeles California and later became an International Producer of Special Events and live performances (Venues include: Elton John, Kanye West, Nikki Minaj and the Rolling Stones and A Mid-Summers Night Festival). With over 25 years of experience, William’s primary objective is to be a force for positive change by producing events, for the betterment of society, and in educating the leaders of tomorrow. Serving as Director of Sales and Marketing of one of the largest African American Financial IMO’s in America: National Care Financial Group and now his own Haugabrook Financial, William consults industry professionals and businesses to meet a number of insurance and financial needs, such as Retirement, Estate Planning, Tax Free Banking and lifetime income strategies. William is a certified Life Coach and currently completing his book on financial empowerment. 

Industry Professionals

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The AATE continues to forge relationships with the creative industry's most DYNAMIC individuals and organizations. Entities willing to challenge the boundaries of contemporary theater and performance art.


If this sounds like you, contact us with a brief letter of introduction, resume and links to your work to: info@theaate.com



Founder

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Eric Quander, aka “Q” is an artist, author, and adventurous amputee. A professional artist with over 20 years of performance and production experience, Q is recognized as Founder of the African American Theatrical Ensemble (AATE). In 2018, he became a left-below the knee amputee (LBKA); since that time he has become a much sought after writer and is Contributing-Editor, to both of the nation’s top periodicals targeting those dealing with limb-loss, AMPLITUDE and IN-MOTION Magazines. 

A Certified Life Coach, Q is known as “the life coach for amputees,” and author of several publications, including “The Amputee’s Guide to Meditation: Anytime, Anywhere in 5 Minutes or Less!” and “Breaking the Walls: A 12 Month Journey to Deconstructing the Thoughts That Block Us”.

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AATE Events

Tues. Sept. 10, 2019

Staged Reading Rehearsal

11:00 am

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Tues. Sept. 10, 2019

Staged Reading Rehearsal

Location TBA

11:00 am

Wed. Sept. 11, 2019

Staged Reading & Mixer @ ROCKWELL Table & Stage

6:30 pm

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Wed. Sept. 11, 2019

Staged Reading & Mixer @ ROCKWELL Table & Stage

Directed by June Carryl the AATE’s presentation features an all women cast, including: Emmy Nominee Crystal Lee Brown, Academy Award Nominee Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan, Star 80) and Debra Wilson (MadTV). The AATE’s adaptation is the first attempt at presenting the work with an all women cast.


Staged reading before an invited audience of industry professionals. Seating is LIMITED, YOU MUST RSVP.


Location: Rockwell Table & Stage

              1714 N Vermont Avenue

              Los Angeles, CA 90027


6:30 pm

Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Celebrity Mixer & Raffle

8:00 pm - 11 pm

ROCKWELL Table & Stage

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Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Celebrity Mixer & Raffle

Join the Producers and cast for cocktails and raffle, with prizes ranging from V.I.P. gift bags to 8 hours of drive time in a luxury BMW.


For admission and entry to raffles , visit: IndieGoGO.

8:00 pm - 11 pm

ROCKWELL Table & Stage