KC and Real Talk team member, Cindy Cardozo, engage in a conversation with three theatre professionals—Mike Skinner, associate professor of theatre at Southern Connecticut State University; Rebecca Goodheart, producing artistic director at Elm Shakespeare; and Rachel Alderman, associate artistic director for Long Wharf Theater—regarding the significance of the arts in promoting social change and initiating discussions about contemporary social justice issues. They delve into the crucial aspects of community and empathy development fostered by performing arts, along with emphasizing the importance of arts education.