January 11- May 15, 2021
On Demand Single Video
FREE for your Classroom
A groundbreaking online performance for children that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it.
41 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, joined together in summer 2020 to present the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism.
This new work is adapted and directed by award-winning director and TYA artist Khalia Davis and is brought to life by an entirely Black and BIPOC cast and creative team from across the United States. A Kids Play About Racism utilizes 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 extend the experience and enhance age-appropriate engagement.
A Kids Play About Racism is available to educators and home educators across the country for free through May 2021.
Includes study guides and classroom support material.