LIVE STREAM: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 at 7PM EST
YPT’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
In a Canadian premiere event, Young People’s Theatre is thrilled to present a live virtual performance of award-winning Playwright and Break Beat Poet Idris Goodwin’s The Water Gun Song. This insightful short play explores a Black parent navigating a conversation about race with their happy and eager seven-year-old child. YPT’s live streaming is directed by Natasha Mumba (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mirvish), featuring performances by Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black) and his son Myles. The Water Gun Song streams live on Friday, August 14 at 7PM EST on YPT’s YouTube channel, followed by a Q&A facilitated by Kearie Daniel, creator of Woke Mommy Chatter and Parents of Black Children co-founder.
Written for multi-generational audiences, The Water Gun Song focuses on a parent trying to find the words to explain to their child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy. Through FREE PLAY, launched in partnership with TYA/USA, five of Goodwin’s plays (including The Water Gun Song) have been made available to the public for free in an effort to spark conversations about race relations and provide parents with insight as to how to approach this difficult subject with their children.