Childrens Performances

Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr. (2018)
In honor of Black History Month, BATC presented Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr., featuring the life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall and his rise to the US Supreme Court.  The student matinee performances brought to life what youth were learning in US History and shed light on the personal journey of Thurgood Marshall and the struggles African-Americans faced in his time.  Through his advocacy as a civil rights lawyer, to his work as a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood is ideal for Black History Month.

The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley & David Barr III (2017)
In honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, the BATC will present The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III, the true story of a 13-year-old boy who was abducted and brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955. In light of her recent confession, join us for what promises to be an engaging conversation with playwright David Barr II after each performance April 18 – 23, 2017.

Audacity: A Celebration of American History (2016)
When American history books mention famous black scientists, the list usually doesn’t go much further than botanist George Washington Carver.  Audacity is a quick trip through the words, sounds, and sights of many important African-American history makers.  Hear the words of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, remember Jesse Owens Olympic feats, snap to the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and discover a plethora of inventions by people of color delivered in a contemporary spoken word style by a talented troupe of players.  Ideal for Black History Month.  Written by Teresa Coleman Wash.