Texas Theatre and Dance 21/22 Season: "Kimmy"

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Texas Theatre and Dance 21/22 Season: "Kimmy"

By Farah Lawal Harris

Directed by Yunina Barbour-Payne

When Kemi, a 12-year-old first-generation Nigerian girl, moves from Washington, D.C. to Montgomery County, Maryland, her efforts to fit in at her new school are halted by her father's taxicab and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suitable for all audiences, but will be best enjoyed by audience members 10+.


December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
December 4 at 2:00 p.m.
December 4 at 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets for performances are free of charge, but we welcome your support of this and future programming for young audiences. Reservations are required in order to attend. 




Yunina Barbour-Payne is a Ph.D. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in performance as public practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She identifies as a scholar with over 10 years of experience as a K-12 arts educator. She is the founder of the Affrilachian Memory Plays, where her multidisciplinary work endeavors to amplify stories and subvert stereotypes of the Appalachian region with a focus on Black identity. Her work has been listed as "one of the most important historical messages" at the Boulder Fringe Festival. She was a winner of the Fade to Black play festival and most recently served as dramaturg for the Texas Theatre and Dance production of burst! by Gesel Mason. She has worked at The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas as a teaching artist, actor, playwright and director for theatre for youth where she has also directed, devised and written original plays with youth with a focus on social justice engagement. yuniabarbourpayne.squarespace.com



Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2021/2022 Season, featuring new works by emergent playwrights, an exploration of movement and meaning, a powerful play about the nuances of political resistance, an investigation of human emotion, connection and technology and a reflection on the magnitude and impact of an individual in the grand scheme of existence. 

New this season, the inaugural Studio Series presents a reflection, meditation and ritual that calls upon the ghosts of our disability ancestors. The newly-established Studio Series, presented as part of the mainstage season, will feature new, innovative and creative works in a space that allows for growth, experimentation and further development. 

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