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Live Arts Bard presents

No Child...

Written and performed by Nilaja Sun; directed by Hal Brooks

Friday, October 4, 2013

[No Child...] Photo by Carol Rosegg
Photo by Carol Rosegg
Post-performance discussion with Nilaja Sun, moderated by Gideon Lester

$25, $5 for all students

Actress and writer Nilaja Sun is a teaching artist at a high school in the Bronx, where every day the students face huge challenges in simply coming to school. She directed them in a play, and their trials and triumphs form the basis of No Child... In this remarkable solo performance, Sun herself takes all the parts, transforming into the students, teachers, parents, administrators, janitors, and security guards who inhabit our public schools and shape the future of America.

An award-winning hit that played off-Broadway for more than a year, No Child... is a virtuosic performance, joyous and heart-wrenching. In Sun’s words, “I created this piece to be a snapshot from the trenches, something entertaining and provocative that’ll get people talking about the state of our public schools.”

“Thoughtful, highly entertaining, cracks with comic timing. Sun is exuberant.”—Washington Post 

Running time for this performance is approximately 60 minutes without intermission.

For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail fishercenter@bard.edu,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/.

Location: Fisher Center, LUMA Theater