Webster's defines kindness as an act of good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others; charity; hospitality. Kindness can also be described as empathy, sensitivity, affection, humanitarianism, and sensibility. Author Henry James is quoted as saying: "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
In Dallas Childrenís Theaterís 2019-2020 season of amazing plays, the theme of kindness comes vividly to live in every production. Whether that means showing a little compassion to the Beast, or giving companionship to a lonely Old Man. Whether itís a Nana taking the time to show her grandson or granddaughter that our differences are what make us special, or a shy teacher getting the encouragement he needs to be the best teacher he can be for his students. The theme of kindness is guaranteed to be a big part of the conversation before the show, on the way home, and hopefully in the acts of our young people for years to come.
Our goal at DCT is to use our space and these great plays to help children not only explore their own unique imaginations, but to help them recognize the special value all people bring to the table, regardless of how different they may be. Live theater has the ability to help us see and appreciate each other in a way few other experiences can.
So, as usual, weíre pulling out all the stops to give North Texas our very best! We are giving young people great snapshots for how to handle different situations. And by bringing a childís world to life onstage and showing them challenging, inspiring stories, children are able to grow.
Join us this season in coloring the world with kindness...
DCT Co-founder and Executive Artistic Director