Summer Test Kitchen presents a staged reading of American Prom

Open to all at no cost

Wed. July 24, 2:00pm PDT

60 minutes
Performing Arts Center 199 - DUG Theater

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

The play is set in a small town in middle America called Principal and tells the story of teenaged best friends Jimmy T. and Kia B. Jimmy wants to take Kia to prom, but it’s complicated. Jimmy is white and Kia is black, and Principal has been holding racially segregated proms for decades. In this contemporary coming of age story, filled with music and magic, rhymes and beats, Jimmy and Kia work to hold fast to their friendship. With a little help from a musical superstar, they both fight to envision a different future for themselves and their town.

The reading is presented after a workshop in partnership with Seattle Children's Theatre ("SCT"). "American Prom" was written by SCT Artistic Director Idris Goodwin. SCT and WWU Theatre are developing Goodwin’s script for a touring production to Washington state high schools.