Friday Jul 31, 2020

The Rose Theater presents A Kids Play about Racism with Matt Gutschick, Artistic Director

Today we talk with Matt Gutschick, Artistic Director at The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. Matt attended Graduate school at Yale School of Drama, and interned with The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He has been with The Rose Theater for 7 years!


The Rose Theater, along with 41 other theatres, Is a member of Theatres for Young Audiences USA, will be offering a free play called "A Kids Play About Racism".  This will premiere through Broadway on Demand August 1st and 2nd, or it can be viewed on The Rose's website at:  The Rose's site also includes educational information and resources.


Theatres of Young Audiences USA is the national organization representing the field of theatre for children and family audiences.


The play, adapted and directed by Khalia Davis, is based on the book written by Jelani Memory.  Jelani wrote the book initially for his own children.  


To watch and get resources about "A Kids Play About Racism" go to:


In addition to our conversation, we discuss with Matt about the upcoming season of The Rose, which includes three world premieres and the ability for live performances and also streaming options!




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Music is used with permission by Screaming Skull Productions.

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