Arts Center

Warriors Don't Cry

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020

10- 11 a.m. 
12- 1 p.m. 


This original one-woman play dramatizes Melba Patillo Beals’s searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s central high, through the lens of a contemporary young activist who questions: “What does a warrior look like? What is worth fighting for? Can a young person change the world?” Employing sophisticated video technology, original music, spoken word, poetry, and prose, the show will be a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, community engagement and freedom.

Warriors Don’t Cry is a collaboration between The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut’s Department of Digital Media and Design, and TheaterWorksUSA.

Grades: 6-12
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music,Technology, Social Studies
NYS Standards: Students will...
      ELA.R.6-12.2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and
      analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details
      and ideas. 
      ELA.R.6-12.11: Recognize, interpret, and make connections in
      narratives, poetry, and drama, ethically and artistically to other texts,
      ideas, cultural perspectives, eras, personal events, and situations.
      ELA.W.6-12.11: Develop personal, cultural, textual, and thematic
      connections within and across genres as they respond to texts
      through written, digital, and oral presentations, employing a variety
      of media and genres. 
Themes: Empowered Youth,Technology, Civil Discourse, Social Justice, Activism, Freedom