A Kids Play About Racism

Adapted and Directed by Khalia Davis
Lyrics by Davied Morales
Music by Justin Ellington
Based on the book by Jelani Memory


Streaming FREE through August 7 on Broadway on Demand


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Join us for a groundbreaking online performance for families. Recommended for ages 5+ but all ages welcome! 

 This performance explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it.


TheatreWorks artists involved in the show

Khalia Davis (TheatreWorks: Once on the Island, Memphis, and Jane Eyre: The Musical)
Davied Morales (TheatreWorks: understudy in Calligraphy and Proof; actor in our Education Department’s Young Playwright’s Project)

We are proud to collaborate with 41 Theaters for Young Audiences to bring this world premiere, online theatrical experience to children and families of in communities across the country. Lead Producers: Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Alliance Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre.  Learn more at www.akidsplayabout.org

I jumped at the opportunity to adapt Jelani Memory’s book A KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM into a theatrical piece for young audiences simply because it meant we were recognizing the importance of including children in these difficult conversations.

Khalia Davis

When I wrote A KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM, I wrote it for my own kids. I never could have imagined it would have spread so far and wide to thousands of kids all over the world, or turned into a nationwide theatrical event.

Jelani Memory