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Interview: The Carpetbag Theatre's Homegrown Ambassadors Youth Theatre Program Explores the Meaning of "A Child's Place"


The Carpetbag Theatre’s second cohort of the Homegrown Ambassadors Youth Theatre Program is about to wrap up its season. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with the theatre’s Youth Director Kisha Rockett and high-school senior and Homegrown Ambassador Jasmyne Simpkins about the play the group has written called A Child’s Place. The play questions what a child’s place is when adults tell them that they should be seen and not heard.

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Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.