Talkback 2: THE WATER GUN SONG - Friday,Oct 2, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Be a part of the conversation!
Racism can be a very difficult subject, especially when discussing it with your children. That’s why DCT is pleased to invite you to watch this short play. Recommended for ages 6 and up, THE WATER GUN SONG features a mother as she tries to find the words to explain to her child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy. Local artist Jamal Gibran Sterling has been tapped to direct actress Guinea Bennett-Price and her son in the project. Bennett-Price is excited to work with both Sterling and her son.
Dallas Children’s Theater reached out to local actress Denise Lee to produce this series and lead the talkbacks. While Lee has previously acted in shows at DCT, it was her creation of the movement, Change the Perception, after the 2016 Dallas police shootings that made her an ideal choice for this project. Lee says, “As the founder of Change the Perception, I am very honored to identify the talented directors to present these plays and just as importantly, I am excited to be conducting the talkbacks for this very special project along with Change the Perception Board President, Thomas Collier. Conversations about racism are very difficult, but so very necessary to have in today's climate. We hope that parents and their children will use these experiences to begin a dialogue about racism that fosters a belief system that they will be able to build on well after the talkbacks are over.”
Watch the short play and then register for the talkback at https://dct.org/socialjustice/digital/