Almost Live Watch Party: No Child…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

An Arts Club Theatre production described by Eileen Barrett.

For these overlooked teens, theatre is an expression of hope.

Provocative and insightful, No Child… transports the audience to the underfunded Malcolm X High School in the Bronx, where an intrepid substitute drama teacher refuses to give up on a group of at-risk students—despite their hardened attitudes and tough-talking attempts to push her away. This play within a play, with 16 characters portrayed by one actor in a tour-de-force performance, is a powerful reminder of the transformative role of the arts in our lives.

Written by Nilaja Sun | Directed by Omari Newton | Performed by Ali Watson

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The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some pre-show mingling with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with describer Eileen Barrett. The show begins at 7 pm. Running time is 65 minutes followed by discussion, Q and A and a prize draw. BC residents will be entered to win a surprise gift.


“Arts Club re-opens with a tour-de-force fantasy. Nilaja Sun’s 2006 award-winning one-act is based on her own experience in the 1990s as an out-of-work actress directing a play for a Grade 10 class at a New York City school.”Vancouver Sun

No Child… is an excellent show to break your theatre fast with.”Colin Thomas


No Child… Pre-show Notes (Word doc)

No Child… Pre-show Notes (audio):


No Child… Plot Synopsis (Arts Club website)

No Child… Program (Arts Club pdf)

No Child… Show trailer: