CATCO is Kids in conjunction with CATCO is thrilled to present a series of four short plays for multi-generational audiences, designed to spark conversations about race in America, and to serve as a catalyst for action.

These works are free of charge to our community in collaboration with Idris Goodwin, TYA/USA and the the HeART of Protest Initiative, in partnership with the King Arts Complex.

CATCO is Kids in conjunction with CATCO is thrilled to present a series of four short plays for multi-generational audiences, designed to spark conversations about race in America, and to serve as a catalyst for action.

These works are free of charge to our community in collaboration with Idris Goodwin, TYA/USA and the the HeART of Protest Initiative, in partnership with the King Arts Complex.

THE PLAYS

How do you explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy?

AGES: 6+

CAST & CREW:

Simone Dean

Sam

Christopher Austin

Jules

Shanelle Marie

Director

Kaitlyn Speakman

Stage Manager

Three kids wrestle with the definition of freedom.

AGES: 9+

CAST & CREW:

Micah Carnes

Kid 3

Lynnix Price

Kid 2

Carter Minor

Kid 1

Patricia Wallace-Winbush

Director

Hannah Pohlman

Stage Manager

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

AGES: 9+

CAST & CREW:

Preston Hudson

Pete

Sharon Udoh

Jean

Kenneth Brown

Director

Vivica McCrary

Stage Manager

Former high school friends debate matters of life and race.

AGES: 14+

CAST & CREW:

Lori Lindsey

Kim

Philip Hickman

Cole

David Harewood

Director

Hannah Pohlman

Stage Manager

THANK YOU TO OUR #MATTER PARTNERS:

Editing: Sam Nahem, President  |  Nic White, Editor

Music: #saymyname by Carole Walker

THE PLAYS

How do you explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy?

AGES: 6+

CAST & CREW:

Simone Dean

Sam

Christopher Austin

Jules

Shanelle Marie

Director

Kaitlyn Speakman

Stage Manager

Three kids wrestle with the definition of freedom.

AGES: 9+

CAST & CREW:

Micah Carnes

Kid 3

Lynnix Price

Kid 2

Carter Minor

Kid 1

Patricia Wallace-Winbush

Director

Hannah Pohlman

Stage Manager

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

AGES: 9+

CAST & CREW:

Preston Hudson

Pete

Sharon Udoh

Jean

Kenneth Brown

Director

Vivica McCrary

Stage Manager

Former high school friends debate matters of life and race.

AGES: 14+

CAST & CREW:

Lori Lindsey

Kim

Philip Hickman

Cole

David Harewood

Director

Hannah Pohlman

Stage Manager

THANK YOU TO OUR #MATTER PARTNERS:

Editing: Sam Nahem, President  |  Nic White, Editor

Music: #saymyname by Carole Walker

TIMELINE // HOW IT WORKS

TIMELINE // HOW IT WORKS

Celebrate–Converse–Connect

Join us for a full afternoon of programming on Saturday, October 24 as we premiere CATCO’s productions of Idris Goodwin’s Short Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow! We’ll premiere the short plays at 3 pm, 3:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm. Join us as you are able during our livestream for the plays, followed by brief talkbacks with the artists. Also included: a panel discussion at 4:30 pm centered around how to talk to your children about race. Finally, please reconnect with us for a toast at 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of our first-ever virtual season!

Individual plays will be available to watch immediately following their premiere.

  • 3 pm: Premiere of The Water Gun Song, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 3:30 pm: Premiere of ACT FREE, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 4 pm: Premiere of Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Talking to Kids About Race

  • 5:30 pm: Premiere of #Matter, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 6 pm: Opening Celebration

PANEL CONVERSATION:
TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT RACE

PANELISTS:

Brad Richey
Construction Executive, Turner Construction

Tommie Lewis
President & CEO of Make it Plain Consulting

Vanessa Jester
Community Affairs Coordinator, Turner Construction

MODERATOR:

Leda Hoffmann
CATCO Artistic Director

PANEL SPONSOR:

PANEL CONVERSATION:
TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT RACE

PANELISTS:

Brad Richey
Construction Executive, Turner Construction

Tommie Lewis
President & CEO of Make it Plain Consulting

Vanessa Jester
Community Affairs Coordinator, Turner Construction

MODERATOR:

Leda Hoffmann
CATCO Artistic Director

PANEL SPONSOR:

Celebrate–Converse–Connect

Join us for a full afternoon of programming on Saturday, October 24 as we premiere CATCO’s productions of Idris Goodwin’s Short Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow! We’ll premiere the short plays at 3 pm, 3:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm. Join us as you are able during our livestream for the plays, followed by brief talkbacks with the artists. Also included: a panel discussion at 4:30 pm centered around how to talk to your children about race. Finally, please reconnect with us for a toast at 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of our first-ever virtual season!

Individual plays will be available to watch immediately following their premiere.

  • 3 pm: Premiere of The Water Gun Song, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 3:30 pm: Premiere of ACT FREE, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 4 pm: Premiere of Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Talking to Kids About Race

  • 5:30 pm: Premiere of #Matter, followed by a talkback with the artists.

  • 6 pm: Opening Celebration

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.

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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.

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These works are free of charge to our community as part of the HeART of Protest Initiative, in partnership with the King Arts Complex.

These works are free of charge to our community as part of the HeART of Protest Initiative, in partnership with the King Arts Complex.

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