Kathy Lyons Participates in Panel Discussion after White Guy On The Bus

white-guy-on-the-bus-6892White Guy on the Bus is a provocative new play making its world premiere at Northlight Theatre, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Northlight Artistic Director BJ Jones:

A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their conversation reveals a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial biases.

Thematically, this new play offers a candid and unexpected perspective on issues including:

  • Inequity of educational opportunities based on socio-economic status,
  • The pervasiveness of stereotyping across race, class and gender lines, and
  • Racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Executive Director Kathy Lyons participated in a post-show discussion with several other community leader panelists including Morris Brent of the Youth Job Center, Eileen Heineman of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, and Kevin Mott of Connections for the Homeless.