Join us for a viewing and discussion of "Kick" a Compassion Plays program by Peter Howard and performed by DeLanna Studi. "Kick" explores racial stereotyping and the American Indian mascot issue through the eyes of Grace Greene, one of the few Native American students at Newman High School. When Grace decides to take a stand against her school’s “brave” mascot, she learns that sometimes sports are far more than just fun and games.
The Compassion Plays program is ideal for professional development trainings for educators, law professors and more. These free previews are offered for our guests to experience the program first-hand to decide if it’s the right fit for their school or organization.
The series will be held on three consecutive nights August 7th-9th at 7-9 pm. Monday will feature "Horizon Line" followed by "Wheels" on Tuesday, and "Kick" on Wednesday.
The Compassion Plays program offers three one-person plays, each with a professionally facilitated pre and post show discussion. The program utilizes live theater to develop understanding for experiences or identities substantially different from our own.
*Compassion Plays is an ENCOMPASS program of the Western Justice Center. All actors are exclusively contracted through Actors Equity Association, the union of professional stage performers.
“A well-written, brilliantly performed piece that tells students the messy, complicatedtruth aboutracial bias – followed by a facilitated discussion that reveals how change really happens. I’ve never seenanything more effective.” Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director, Southern Poverty Law Center