Social Justice Play Series, Water Gun Song

Pictured: Esau Price as Sam

Date/Time

September 25, 2020 to October 04, 2020

Location

Online with Dallas Children's Theater View map

Additional Information

Description

Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) continues its commitment to using the power of theater to spark important conversation about race by producing a series of short plays by award-winning playwright, poet, and changemaker Idris Goodwin.

These three short shows, dubbed the Social Justice Play Series, will be available completely free of charge online over the course of the next three months. The first play, The Water Gun Song, will be available starting September 25.

In The Water Gun Song (recommended for ages 6 and up), a mother tries to find the words to explain to her child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy. Local artist Jamal Gibran Sterling has been tapped to direct actress Guinea Bennett-Price and her son in the project. Bennett-Price is excited to work with both Sterling and her son.

Dallas Children’s Theater reached out to local actress Denise Lee to produce this series and lead the talkbacks. While Lee has previously acted in shows at DCT, it was her creation of the movement, Change the Perception, after the 2016 Dallas police shootings that made her an ideal choice for this project.

Two talkbacks will be a part of each release. Register online of talkbacks on September 26 and October 2, hosted by Denise Lee and Thomas Collier.

The second show, Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth (recommended for ages 9 and up) finds a parent and child trying to complete a rap for a school presentation and will be directed by Cherish Robinson and premieres October 16.

The third show #MATTER (recommended for ages 14 and up) shows two former high school friends debating matters of life and race will be directed by Feleceia Benton and will premiere November 6th. As part of each play, DCT will offer two opportunities for the public to participate in a talkback hosted on Zoom.