Idris Goodwin’s Free Play Project

Written by: Idris Goodwin
Directed by: Dani Bedau
Location: Don Powell Stage - Livestreamed/Zoom

September 24, 2021 through October 3, 2021


Five short plays for young audiences by Idris Goodwin

  1. The Water Gun Song finds a parent trying to find the words to explain to a child why a water gun isn’t simply a toy
  2. Act Free finds three kids wrestling with the definition of freedom
  3. Nothing Rhymes With Juneteenth a child and a parent trying to complete a rap for a school presentation
  4. #Matter is a two hander about former high school friends debating matters of life and race.
  5. Black Flag finds two new dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride’.

The five plays that make up Free Play Project have been divided into two evenings to allow for in depth facilitated conversations between plays. The following is a list of which plays are taking place each evening or afternoon.

Evening #1: Act Free, Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth, and Black Flag
Evening #2: The Water Gun Song and #MATTER

Friday, September 24 - 7:30 PM: Evening #1
Saturday, September 25 - 7:30 PM: Evening #2
Sunday, September 26 - 2:00: Evening #1
Wednesday, September 29 - 7:30: Evening #2
Thursday, September 30 - 7:30: Evening #1
Friday, October 1 - 7:30: Evening #2
Saturday, October 2 - 7:30: Evening #1
Sunday, October 3 - 2:00: Evening #2