Welcome to DCT Digital

DCT Digital is a new, virtual way for you to watch our shows on demand, on your own device. Until it is safe for us to gather again in person for a live theater experience, we invite you to please enjoy our programming offerings in the comfort of your home.

We pledge to do our part to work with our brothers and sisters to reflect and celebrate diversity and equity in our work, on our staff, and on our stages. We pledge to continue to ensure that all children see themselves on our stage and feel the sense of belonging and empowerment that naturally pours out from these transcendent moments. We also promise to use the power of theater to spark conversations about tough topics such as racism; conversations that lead to action, understanding and change.



DIALOGUE BETWEEN POLICE AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR



10 SECONDS Talkback 1

Total running time: 45 minutes
(for ages 13 and up)

Dallas Children's Theater partnered with Imagination Stage, a professional theater company for youth in Washington, DC, to screen this new production in March 2021. This film was the culmination of three years of conversations between law enforcement and young people. This video features the talkback after the screening.

Host/Facilitator: Denise Lee, DCT's Sr. Social Justice Strategist and Founder of Visions for Change.


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Panelists
Shontay Miles-Davis, DC Metropolitan Police Department; Miriam Gonzales, playwright; Tre'mon Mills, plays Jimi in the film; Makenzie Greer, DCT Youth Ambassador; Officer Devalon Lee-Arkansas, Dallas Police Department




10 SECONDS Talkback 2

Length: 48 minutes
(for ages 13 and up)

Dallas Children's Theater and partners Cry Havoc Theater Company and the Dallas Police Department came together to screen Imagination Stage's production of 10 SECONDS and then have a conversation about what is needed to strengthen relationships between young people and law enforcement.

Host/Facilitator: Denise Lee, DCT's Sr. Social Justice Strategist and Founder of Visions for Change.


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Panelists
Zonika Gamble-Davis, student from Cry Havoc; Makenzie Greer, DCT Youth Ambassador; Officer Devalon Lee-Arkansas, Senior Corporal James Farmer and Officer Gabriel Ortiz with the Dallas Police Department; Richard T. Quadri, director of DCT's upcoming staging of 10 SECONDS in Spring 2022
Other Speakers:
Lucas Shelton, Cry Havoc's Chair Elect; Robyn Flatt, DCT Founder and Executive Director



Playwright Miriam Gonzales on the making of 10 SECONDS:





DCT YOUTH CHATS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE


OBJECTIVES

1. To launch widespread dialogues about racism using DCT's youth focused plays as conversation starters.

2. To build a community of young people across the Metroplex who can become advocates and leaders in building trust, dialogue and friendship across neighborhoods.

Click here to read the updated press release.

Perspectives on race from our young people.
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Facilitator Resource



Lead Partner
Visions for Change, Inc.

Organization Partners
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Omicron Mu Omega Chapter
Boys and Girls Club of Collin County
Capital One
Dallas Afterschool
Dallas Police Department
Faith Forward Dallas
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
First United Methodist Church of Lancaster
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
Greenhill School
The Hockaday School
Lake Highlands Area Moms and More Against Racism
Legacy of Service Foundation (Cachet Youth Group)
Project Unity
Turner 12
United Way Dallas Women of Tocqueville Group






IDRIS GOODWIN'S SOCIAL JUSTICE PLAY SERIES


THE WATER GUN SONG

Written by: Idris Goodwin
Directed by Jamal Gibran Sterling

(for audiences ages 6 and up)


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A parent tries to find the words to explain why a water gun isn't simply a toy.


GUINEA BENNETT-PRICE
Jules


ESAU PRICE
Sam




NOTHING RHYMES WITH JUNETEENTH

Written by: Idris Goodwin
Directed by Cherish Robinson

(for ages 9 and up)


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A child and a parent try to complete a rap for a school presentation.


GENO YOUNG
Jean


ALEXIS MUTURI
Pete




#MATTER

Written by: Idris Goodwin
Directed by: Feleceia Wilson (Benton)

(for audiences age 14 and up)


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Two former high school friends debate matters of life and race.


TREY TOLLESON
Cole


TANASHA FRIAR
Kim




ABOUT IDRIS GOODWIN
Across two decades Idris Goodwin has forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. Idris is the newly appointed Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. A catalyst for culture, Goodwin uses his full creative powers to galvanize people to the community square. He is a creative voice for change, impassioned by art for social good. His critically acclaimed plays like And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, How We Got On, and Hype Man: A Break Beat Play are widely produced across the country at professional theatres, college campuses, and non-traditional spaces alike. He's been honored to receive developmental support from institutions like The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, and The Playwrights' Center. In addition to the recently released poetry collection Can I Kick It?, he's had several publications from Haymarket Books including Inauguration co-written with Nico Wilkinson, Human Highlight: An Ode to Dominique Wilkins co-written with Kevin Coval, and the play This Is Modern Art also co-written with Kevin Coval. He's appeared on HBO Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC Radio, and the Discovery Channel. Passionate about cultivating new audiences in the arts, Goodwin served two seasons as Producing Artistic Director at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He actively serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association.





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