Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, in partnership with the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, is presenting the premiere of “A Kids Play About Racism” on Saturday, August 1st, 2020, at 2 p.m.
As part of the event, they will be hosting a Watch Party and a panel for families.
Catch the world premiere theatrical adaptation of the book. Streaming for free on Broadway on Demand.
About the Play
A groundbreaking online performance for families that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it.
Forty-one producing Theatre for Young Audiences organizations, including Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, are proud to bring this world premiere, online theatrical experience to children and families in communities across the country.
Educational materials will be made available in conjunction with the production to extend the experience and enhance age-appropriate engagement. The performance is recommended for ages 5 and up.
- Adapted and directed: Khalia Davis
- Lyrics and lead actor: Davied Morales
- Music by Justin Ellington
- Based on the book by Jelani Memory
- Stage manager: Mercedes Lewis
- Assistant director: Alexis Woodard
- Angel Adedokun
- Moses Goods
- Rapheal Hamilton
- Isaiah Harris
- Jessenia Ingram
- Regan Sims
Watch Party Details
2 p.m. – Join Arlethia Hailstock, Community Initiatives Leader with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, and Afeni Grace, Program Coordinator at the Gantt Center, as they welcome the audience and Teaching Artist Karen Steele who will read A Kids Book About Racism.
2:15 p.m. – Watch the world premiere adaptation of the book.
2:45 p.m. – Engage in the post-show discussion with a panel of esteemed guests including: Charlitta Hatch (author of Black Boy Joy and President of the Charlotte chapter of the Junior League), Tarik Sloussi, M.A., LCMHC (child psychologist), Chanel Blanchett (Teaching Artist), Darius Smalls (ImaginOn Librarian), and Jasmine Lennon (4th grade student).
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is hosting this virtual Watch Party in partnership with The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture.
About the Book
Jelani Memory’s book inspired Children’s Theatre of Charlotte to have conversations about racism, and to bring these essential discussions to you in a new way. Read more about the book here: A Kids Book About™ Racism