A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 7, 2020

Adapted and Directed by Khalia Davis

Lyrics by Davied Morales

Music by Justin Ellington

Based on the book by Jelani Memory

All ages welcome, perfect for families with kids ages 7+

 

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.

 

Thirty seven producing TYA theaters are proud to bring this world premiere, online theatrical experience to children and families in communities across the country.

 

Families can watch the play at their convenience anytime until August 7, along with accompanying interviews and educational videos, by creating a free account on Broadway on Demand.

 

Due to popular demand, the groundbreaking online performance of A Kids Play About Racism is being extended! 

Now streaming until August 7.

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TALKING TOGETHER ABOUT RACE:

A FAMILY PROGRAM

With Asia Ewell and Jerry Tello

August 4, 6:00 p.m.

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Following your viewing of A Kid’s Play About Racism, we invite you and your family to an interactive panel for the whole family. Sharpen your tools for having honest conversations about race, racism, and the emotions that can surround these topics. This discussion is meant to engage the whole family and will have a chance for both kids and adults to ask questions. Please join Imagination Stage and experts from Montgomery County Health and Human Services and the National Compadres Network for this special discussion with an eye on raising the next generation to confront racial justice.

 

This interactive discussion will include a crafting portion, so we encourage families to have crayons and paper ready during the program!

 

RSVP for the event and submit your questions in advance of the panel using the button above.

 

Please note that we may share your submitted question(s) during the panel. Please indicate if you would like to remain anonymous.

 

Advanced viewing of A Kid’s Play About Racism is recommended but not required. A Kid’s Play About Racism and this discussion are open to all ages but perfect for families with kids ages 7-10.

Asia Ewell is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in Maryland. Asia received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there, she received her Masters degree in couple and family therapy from the University of Maryland at College Park. Asia currently works as a licensed therapist with Montgomery County Government’s Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services where she specializes in working with children and families who are in the Child Welfare System.

 

Asia is passionate about working with vulnerable populations and children and families who have experienced trauma and various other issues. Asia is the founder of @therapisttotherapists, an Instagram page dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental illness and educating communities of color about the importance of mental health. Her page is also designed to be a support space and resource hub for other mental health clinicians.

Jerry Tello comes from a family of Mexican Texan roots and was raised in south central Los Angeles. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of men and boys of color, fatherhood, family strengthening, racial justice, racial healing, community peace and mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues.

 

Over the last 40 forty years Mr. Tello has dedicated his efforts to “La Cultura Cura” or efforts addressing system’s and community transformational healing from the effects of racial inequity and internalized oppression. His ideology is based on a belief that individuals and community have culturally based knowledge and wisdom that can prevent and heal the pain of relationship/community violence, teen pregnancy, fatherless-ness and racial justice. He has shared these teachings by speaking to over half a million people and training 1000’s of facilitators across the nation to address these issues. He is co-founder of the National Compadres Network (established in 1988) and the present Director of the Training and Capacity Building.