Community Conversation Events

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Special Community Conversation Events

Kitchen Dog Theater proudly presents: Change the Perception’s Community Conversation on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. and A Community Long Table Conversation on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. These events are intended to encourage courageous conversation and reflection on the complicated racial issues addressed in Kitchen Dog’s production of Br’er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm.

Br’er Cotton is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere and the anchor mainstage production of the 2017 New Works Festival and runs through July 1, 2017. Br'er Cotton tackles complicated issues of racism and racial identity. The play raises tough questions that have no easy answers and is in perfect alignment with Kitchen Dog's mission to bring to the forefront questions of identity, morality, justice, and power.

Kitchen Dog Theater will create an informal, unmoderated forum for dialogue between artists from the production and the audience following each performance of Br’er Cotton.

Kitchen Dog Theater partners with Denise Lee to present Change the Perception’s Community Conversation, an ongoing conversation of community relations, race, and other topics on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:15 p.m., following the matinee performance of Br'er Cotton. Change the Perception is meant to bridge the divide between communities and devise steps to bring about real change to make the world a better place. No panels; just open, honest, respectful conversation to help us understand not just each other but ourselves. All are invited.

Kitchen Dog Theater presents A Community Long Table Conversation, a forum for conversation of community, racial equity, and racial healing sponsored by The Embrey Family Foundation on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:15 p.m., following the matinee performance of Br'er Cotton. This community gathering is meant to appropriate a dinner table atmosphere as a public forum and encourage genuine conversation about the complicated issues of racism and racial identity addressed in Br'er Cotton. All are welcome to have a seat at the table and to share healing food-for-thought.

Br’er Cotton runs through Saturday July 1. KDT’s Community Conversation Events will be held on Sunday, June 18 and Sunday , June 25 at 4;15 p.m. All KDT performances and events are held at at Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180, Dallas, TX 75207 (NE Corner of I-35 and Medical District)