Tune in this weekend for a groundbreaking collaboration among 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, the consortium presents the virtual premiere of "A Kids Play About Racism," a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s "A Kids Book About Racism."
Premiering August 1–2 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.
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. All 41 partnering theatres are members of Theatre for Young Audiences USA (TYA/USA), the national organization representing the field of theatre for children and family audiences.
This performance will be available for streaming on Broadway On Demand on Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 1–2. You will need to create a free account to watch.