“These stories by Idris Goodwin, Nothing Rhymes With Juneteenth in particular,are extremely significant especially in these times. An event that specifically surrounds the liberation of Black people has been systematically buried and silenced through the telling of American history. I know when I was Pete’s age I was never taught about Juneteenth in school. There were no history lessons about how it took two years after the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation to notify enslaved people that they were actually free! Can you imagine! To this day many people don’t know this fact. To see the portrayal of a young person’s passion and excitement about Juneteenth. To get this missed piece of history out of a forgotten place and into the hands and hearts of his peers, is extremely powerful and even hopeful!”
Vivica McCrary on her involvement in Short Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow

Vivica is absolutely thrilled to be a part of CATCO’s very first virtual season! She has been an admirer of CATCO and CAPA is Kids ever since participating in their summer programs as a child. Vivica is a stage manager, director, marketing lead and talented voice over artist. Vivica has stage managed and directed several shows over the years such as State of The Arts Productions’ The Color Purple and The Hundred Dresses. It is truly her privilege to present to you these works which are on a subject that is very personal and dear to her heart. #BlackLivesMatter