Join Aiko Bethea as she facilitates a powerful (and virtual) discussion with Khalia Davis, Kennedy Dawson, LaNesha DeBardelaben, and Johamy Morales on how history, education, personal experience, and art intersect, equip, and inspire young people to change the world. As part of SCT and Northwest African American Museum’s audience, you have priority access to this exclusive prerecorded event on Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m. or Sunday, August 2 at 5 p.m. Mark your calendars today and plan to join us on SCT's YouTube Channel for this exclusive post-show event!
A groundbreaking collaboration among 37 Theatres for Young Audiences 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, will present the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism. Premiering 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 cast and creative team from across the United States. A Kids Play About Racism will utilize theatre to offer young children and families a way to engage in meaningful conversation about race.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Adaptor and Director of A Kid’s Play About Racism, bicoastal multidisciplinary artist, and recipient of TYA/USA’s 2019 Emerging Leader Fellowship.
Recognized by Forbes and CultureAmp as a preferred anti-racism and DEI educator and consultant, Atlanta-based attorney, and former SCT Board of Trustees.
Executive Director at Northwest African American Museum, 20+ year career building success for Black museums, national president of the Association of African American Museums Board of Directors.
SCT’s Director of Education, Trustee for Theatre Communication Group, featured panelist for Colorado Creative Industries and TCG’s Rising Leaders of Color.
A senior at Holy Names Academy, is honored to be a part of today's discussion. Kennedy is an active participant in her high school theatre department and has performed in multiple SCT productions. Kennedy considers herself a social activist and hopes to use her art as a platform to inspire younger kids of color to be unafraid to use their voices.