- A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM - VIRTUAL PREMIERE
A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM - VIRTUAL PREMIERE
Surprise! Due to popular demand, the groundbreaking online performance of A Kids Play About Racism is being extended!
Now streaming until August 7
Des Moines Performing Arts joins 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, to present the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism.
Streaming August 1-7 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. As part of the production, educational materials developed by Seattle Children’s Theatre in collaboration with the Northwest African American Museum will extend the experience and enhance age-appropriate engagement.
A Kids Play About Racism will be streaming on Broadway On Demand through August 7 along with accompanying interviews and educational videos.
Appropriate for family audiences, with children of all ages.
BOOK DISCOUNT FOR VIEWERS
A Kids Book About, Inc. has offered viewers a discount code of $5 off the book A KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM when purchased through their website. Use code KIDSPLAY
â€œIntegrating the arts allows me to bring joy and enthusiasm into my teaching. I see such a difference in my students when we have arts integration in our lesson.â€
- Dawn, fifth-grade teacher at Cattell Elementary School, Des Moines