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MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later

Production continues on the Walden Family Theater adaptation of The Watsons Go to Birmingham, but today we shift our focus to the real-life city of Birmingham, Alabama where the Birmingham Public Library is sponsoring a global celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. Individuals and groups around the […]

Jarrett J. Krosoczka on the Power of Imagination

“I use my imagination for my fulltime job. But well before my imagination was my vocation, my imagination saved my life.”  Jarrett J. Krosoczka   In a moving TED talk at Hampshire College last year, Jarrett J. Krosoczka traces the series of events that led to him becoming an author and illustrator of children’s books. […]

Snowy Day on the Watsons Set; Hachi Tonight!

Elsewhere in Atlanta, it was a warm and sunny spring day. But for the cast and crew of The Watsons Go to Birmingham, the forecast called for snow. The production was blanketed in white on Friday as the cast filmed wintry scenes set in the fictional Watson family’s hometown of Flint, Michigan. Talented young actors […]

The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Road Trip of a Lifetime

Pack the car. Bring plenty of snacks. And get ready to see America as you’ve never seen it before.   Coming this fall from Walden Family Theater, The Watsons Go to Birmingham is the tale of a summer journey that leaves a family–and a nation–forever transformed. Starring Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose and […]