On July 7, 2016, what began as a peaceful rally in Dallas in response to a slew of recent police shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers erupted in gunfire when an African American Army Reserve veteran ambushed police officers, killing five and wounding nine.
In the Fall of 2016, a group of teenagers interviewed police officers, protesters, and community members about that night and the aftermath. Their stories and the company's reflections on them offer a snapshot of race relations in Dallas and the community's hope for the future.
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?
Based on the Stuebenville High School rape case of 2012, Naomi Iizuka’s timely play explores sexual assault in the social media age.
Inspired by S.E. Hinton’s classic novel, The (out)Siders Project, set in present-day Dallas follows Ben, a teenage boy involved with the Sider gang. What starts as a strategic decision to join his brothers and their friends, turns into more than he could imagine. When he is involved in a fight that leads to another teen’s death and then sees one of his best friends gunned down by police, he must decide how to move forward.