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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

THE RAVEN SOCIETY

By Philip Schaeffer
Music by Philip Schaeffer
Based on the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

Quoth the Raven..."Nevermore." Meet The Raven Society: a group of nine dedicated to meeting at midnight to recite and discuss this Edgar Allan Poe poem. Trouble is, with the current social distancing regulations, meeting in a graveyard - while appealingly atmospheric - is just not possible. Surely a Zoom call could work just as well. But, what's this mysterious figure that keeps appearing? In this spooky, funny, and educational Halloween show, The Raven Society proves that true horror dwells within.

Recommended for ages 9 and up

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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

ANDI BOI

Written and Directed by Bruce R. Coleman
Co-produced with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
in partnership with First Unitarian Church of Dallas

As more and more young people are coming to terms with gender identity and transitioning, there is a need for resources that can encourage conversation and understanding in a safe and open environment. Dallas Children's Theater is pleased to add this topic to its series of internationally-recognized teen issue plays. Andi is a transgender teen entering his first day of school identifying as a male. Former classmates recall his last name when they hear it, but there is something different about Andi that keeps the dots from connecting clearly in their minds. Soon his new teachers, classmates, and his classmates' parents will figure it out. How will they react? With aggression? With compassion? With confusion? Inspired by one teen’s journey, ANDI BOI is told with a sensitivity towards Andi and uses wit, heart, and warmth to help audiences find their way to greater compassion and awareness. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources will follow every performance.

Inspired by one teen's journey, this play is not attempting to represent the spectrum of scenarios that are going on in the transgender community, but rather to pave a way to start conversation and foster awareness and understanding.

Created especially for ages 13 and up and those who love them…
(Contains adult language)

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Lunch & Learn Talkback on Children and Racism


Recorded August 7th

For those who missed the Lunch & Learn Talkback hosted by Dallas Children’s Theater and longtime partners Texas Instruments along with Capital One, the entire talkback is now available to watch for FREE. Created on the heels of the world premiere of a new virtual production entitled, A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM, this event featured national cultural competence researcher and educator, Anthony Peterson, as well as Jelani Memory, author of A Kids Book about Racism, and Play Adaptor and Director, Khalia Davis. Families were encouraged to listen in on the conversation and pose questions online.

Recommended for parents and children looking for meaningful ways to talk about race and racism.

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LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
Adapted by Gloria Bond Clunie
Directed by vickie washington

On a Sunday after church in a bustling, ethnically and culturally diverse American city, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, CJ notices the many differences among people and asks tons of curious questions: Why don't we have a car? How come that man can't see? How come it's always so dirty over there? How?...Why?...With Nana's fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world's got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller that won a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

Recommended for ages 4 and up

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BALLOONACY

Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Dick Monday

Guess what? It's The Old Man's birthday! And the entire audience is invited to celebrate. The Old Man lives a quiet, solitary life. That is, until a mischievous red balloon blows through his window looking for a friend. The wonder and magic of play take centerstage in this charming show packed with hilarious antics and delightful surprises. Great for short attention spans and the wee ones, this uplifting and interactive experience shows how, with a little imagination, companionship is everywhere.

Recommended for squirmy toddlers and their families

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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Artie Olaisen

One of the most celebrated books in children's literature and the #1 most requested DCT play returns to the stage to create a remarkable world of magic. Join young adventurers Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they step through the not so ordinary wardrobe and into the mythical land of C.S. Lewis' Narnia. Facing fantastic creatures and fierce battles in the heart and on the land, the four siblings must find the courage to battle the treacherous White Witch in order to end the deadly eternal winter in the beautiful forest. Guided by the all-knowing Lion, Aslan, these discoverers learn to cast aside their own fears to find the heroes within themselves.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

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