“I can not speak to the tone of every piece in this project, as the majority of my time has been spent on The Water Gun Song, but I’ve definitely enjoyed the feeling of openness this work inspires. Being able to talk about real life issues with children is not always easy, but I’m glad to see that people like Idris Goodwin and the people at CATCO are not only willing, but eager to open those topics up to today’s kids.
I’m so glad that not only is CATCO back and producing work again, but that the first show I get to work with them on this season covers such a relevant and important topic. It has been easy to get bogged down with all that’s happened this year, but getting to work with other artists and have discussions about racism in a constructive manner has been such a welcome change from my current day to day conversations. I hope that CATCO’s audience will also enjoy the open way these shows talk about racism, and how it continues a conversation long overdue.”
Kaitlyn Speakman on her involvement in Short Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow
Kaitlyn is a young professional stage manager, who is excited to join CATCO is Kids for their 2020-2021 season. This will be her fourth production with CATCO, having worked on CATCO is Theatre’s “Home,” “Application Pending,” and “Moonlight and Magnolias” in the 2019-2020 season.