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
LINKS AND RESOURCES
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: