A Kids Play About Racism is based on the book A Kids Book About Racism, by Jelani Memory, and is an online performance, geared for Grades K-5, that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it. The play was produced for the public at the beginning of August and received such a positive response that we wanted to share with our educator community.

Getting access to our virtual student matinee is easy! Follow this link and fill out the form to bring A Kids Play About Racism into your classroom!

We are thrilled to provide this program completely free of charge, made possible through the support of generous funders. We want to share how students are impacted by the work with our supporters. Please take a moment to share with us student quotes, art, and activities related to A Kids Play About Racism. Anything and everything will help us continue our programming. You can email your students’ reactions to us at education@orpheum-memphis.com with the words “AKPAR Student Reactions” in the subject.

Educators who are interested in this play will receive an Active Educational Audience Guide with post-show activities and tools for Grades K-5. These tools will help facilitate and continue the conversation around racism in the classroom, provide tips on how to take action, and offer ideas for your own curriculum surrounding the topic of racism.

Please reach out with any questions and we look forward to seeing you at our virtual matinee!