Emmett’s Art Project
Teens confront racism in this relevant new drama. This play was performed Nov. 20-22, 2020.
Written by Brianna Fallon
Additional Dialogue and Story by Abbey Yee
About This Production
This play was one of the hardest things I’ve ever written.
From this process, I’ve learned that if you decide to speak out about something, especially something like the topic of race and racism, you open yourself up to being publicly corrected or disagreed with.
I’m so grateful for the help of Abbey Yee, the awesome Youth Liaisons: Faith, Amaya & Patrick, and the dozen people who shared their own experiences with me. Although this script focuses on mine and Abby’s story, it’s an accumulation of many people’s thoughts and perspectives.
This script has a “little something” for everyone. You may see yourself depicted on stage in a mostly good but slightly problematic way. My hope is that instead of getting defensive in your heart, that you take the time to do some internal inventory. And I’m not just talking to white people. Contemplate if your language and attitude are life-giving or not. Just seeing this show is a good first step in acknowledging that racism DOES impact people’s life.
Lastly, if you disagree with anything in the show, I want to thank you for taking the time to watch it, and I hope you can go out and be inspired to share your own message of hope, peace, and love.
Brianna Fallon, Writer/Director
- Amirah Bella Swope
- Ada Jaely Damasco
- Emmett Patrick Mullen
- Rashaad Augie Stewart
- Dallas Christopher Poulios
- Salem Kayla Trevino
- Emma Kiera Crouch
- Zion Drea Metzger
- Marlo Corban Adams
- Jazz AJ King
- Male Adults Luke Bader
- Female Adults Cherylandria Banks
- Director Brianna Fallon
- Video Production, Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
- Video Director Noah Lanouette
- Scenic & Media Design Bobby Sample
- Costume Design Amaya Burkhart
- Hair & Makeup Design Charlie Rabago
- Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman
- Camera Operators Anthony Rozzen & Enrique Lopezlira
- Sound Operator Sabina Dart
- Lighting Operator Brianna Fallon
- Youth Liaisons Amaya Burkhart
Awards & Recognitions for This Production
2020-2021 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence
- Best Overall Production – Youth Play (Nominated)
- Actress in a Major Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Jaely Damasco
- Actress in a Major Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Bella Swope
- Actor in a Major Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Patrick Mullen
- Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Augustus Stewart
- Director – Youth Play: (Nominated) Brianna Fallon
- Original Script – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Brianna Fallon and Abbey Yee
- Media Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Bobby Sample and Josh Hontz