A performance of "Willful" will kick off a discussion about school discipline at the state Capitol at 10:30 a.m. on June 26.
The event, "Talk it Out: A Community Conversation to Fix School Discipline," will focus on the debate about the use of "willful defiance" in school suspensions.
The performance will be based on personal accounts from Sacramento participants, according to a press release from Cornerstone Theater.
"Kids who have been suspended or expelled are five times more likely to drop out and 11 times more likely to turn to crime," said Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, event sponsor and author of AB 420.
The bill would restrict discipline for "willful defiance."
The theatrical performance will be followed by facilitated dialogue.
The program is being presented by Cornerstone Theater Company, the California Endowment and the Black Parallel School Board.
Similar events have been held across the state.