Black Teen Lives Matter: Taking a Stand
Runs Apr 24Apr 26, 2021

Black Teens Lives Matter returns! Our virtual project in four acts draws on monologues and short plays written by Black teens in our EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course) program from 2017-2020.

Black Teen Lives Matter: Taking a Stand is curated by Brianna Buckley, Elena Feliz, Jabari Khaliq, Jarrett King, and Londen Shannon.

Taking a Stand features four short plays about Black youth and young adults standing up for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

What do you say to the professor who ignores your work? Or the boss who would rather maintain a profitable status quo than reckon with race?

When the pressures of teachers, leaders, and society as a whole work to keep each plays’ characters in their perceived “places,” these newfound heroes snap into action and go toe-to-toe with injustice and erasure.

Directed by EPIC Teaching Artist Jarrett King, this collection of student-written plays will premiere on Saturday, April 24. Join us at 2:00pm CDT to watch the video and then stay and discuss the plays with the creators. An encore presentation and talkback will occur on Monday, April 26 at 7:00pm CDT.

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