Broadway’s Christine Toy Johnson, award-winning actor, playwright, director, and advocate for inclusion comes to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for a special community conversation on access and representation. Best known for her work as “Sherry Yang” on the Netflix/Marvel series Iron Fist and “Diane” in the first national tour of Come From Away she is joined by Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash for an intimate conversation on access and representation for women creators of color in arts and entertainment.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, current New York City resident Don X. Nguyen comes to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center for a politically incorrect conversation on his politically irreverent play, The Supreme Leader, a coming of age story centered on Kim Jong-Un’s early days at an international school in Switzerland.
Join us as we go behind closed doors on Mr. Nguyen’s career, creative process, and how he came to write The Supreme Leader hosted by Dallas Theater Center Playwright in Residence Jonathan Norton.
There are 111,000 women in prison in The United States and that number has been increasing at a rate of 50% higher than men since 1980. More than 60% of women in state prisons have a child under the age of 18, or to put it another way, 1 in 50 children have a parent in prison. Who are these women and how has more expansive law enforcement efforts, stiffer drug sentencing laws, and post-conviction barriers to reentry uniquely affected women?
Join us as we go behind closed doors for a community conversation on women in the corrections system moderated by Miles of Freedom Founder, Richard Miles.
Texas is the state with the largest number of people in U.S. immigration detention per day with over 60 percent of people being held in privately-run immigrant prisons. Immigration authorities have detained a record number of undocumented immigrants this past year, holding an average of more than 42,000 people in custody each day. But what of those left behind? As families are ripped apart for seeking the American Dream, what is the price we place on the children in the name of Border Security?