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A Kids Play About Racism

A Milwaukee Theatre joins many others in discussing racism in the United States
Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 31, 2020

First Stage , a Milwaukee Theatre, joins 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, to present the virtual premiere of A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism.

Premiering August 1 and 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. We spoke to the Artisitic Director of First Stage Jeff Frank about this collaborative piece, and what it means for the discourse surrounding racism.