A Kids Play About Racism, Dallas Children's Theater


August 01, 2020 to August 02, 2020


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Dallas Children’s Theater joins a groundbreaking collaboration of 37 Theatres for Young Audiences(TYA) across the United States, led by the lead producing team of Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

The collaborative will present the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism. Premiering free August 1 and 2 on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand, the new work is adapted and directed by award-winning director and TYA artist Khalia Davis and will be brought to life by an entirely Black and BIPOC(Black, Indigenous, People of Color) cast and creative team from across the United States.

The 30-minute production will be free to everyone, but a Broadway On Demand account is required. Interested persons can create their account now at www.broadwayondemand.com/signup. All links can be found at dct.org/akidsplay.

A Kids Book about Racism is part of author Jelani Memory’s children’s book publishing company A Kids Book About, which offers titles on a range of big topics to explore including feminism, belonging, gratitude, cancer, and many more.

The play will be streaming for free on Broadway On Demand on August 1 and 2 along with accompanying interviews and educational videos.

On Friday, August 7 at Noon, Dallas Children’s Theater in partnership with Texas Instruments and Capital One will present a virtual Lunch & Learn Talkback Event. Author Jelani Memory and Play Adaptor and Director, Khalia Davis will be featured speakers along with national cultural competence expert, Anthony Peterson. To learn more about the speakers and get the link to the event, go to dct.org/akidsplay.