NO CHILD...

NO CHILD...

Written by Nilaja Sun

Directed by Pascale Florestal


March 28- April 16, 2023

What do you get when you attempt to have a group of high school students in the Bronx put on the play Our Country’s Good? Some groans, class skipping, and one teacher’s determination to make the impossible possible. A tour-de-force solo performance that sees one actor transform themselves with rapid-fire precision into all 16 characters, No Child… is insightful, hilarious and a touching master class for anyone concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

Recommended for ages 14+

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NAME YOUR PRICE PREVIEW PERFORMANCES

Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM

OPENING NIGHT

Friday, March 31 at 8 PM

ACTOR'S FORUM

Friday, April 7 at 8 PM

Friday, April 14 at 8 PM

BIPOC COMMUNITY NIGHT

Saturday, April 8 at 8 PM

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The Artists

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NILAJA SUN (Playwright): is a teaching artist, writer and performer from New York City's Lower East Side. Sun dsecribes herself as a product of many cultural influences: her mother is Puerto Rican, her biological father is African American, her mother re-married to an Italian man, and her childhood neighborhood contained all of these cultures and more. Sun studied pre-medicine at Franklin & Marshall College and in her senior year, she spent a semester in New York City studying solo performance at La MaMa. After college, Sun waited tables in NYC while pursuing a career in acting. She transitioned out of waitressing when she discovered the joys and rewards of teaching artistry. While working as a teaching artist with Epic Theatre Ensemble, Epic's artistic director Melissa Friedman suggested Sun develop a piece inspired by their students. Supported by a NYSCA grant, Sun created No Child..., which eventually received a full run at the Barrow Street Theatre in NYC, toured all over the country and around the world, and garnered 21 awards. Sun did not produce her next solo piece, Pike Street, for another 8 years. She identifies "invisible New Yorkers" and "service to one another" as common themes across her work. A physical performer at heart, Sun does not view herself as the playwright or "docu-theatre" artist which many perceive her to be. Rather, she says she creates her works based on people and feelings and focuses on living moment to moment in each of her characters.

 
 
 

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