“…a love letter to teachers everywhere…”
The Chalkboard Trilogy, by Nancy Nevarez, directed by Mino Lora, was presented at The Broadway Temple in Washington Heights, October 28 to November 13, 2011.
stage manager Catherine DiGirolamo, producer Stephenie Skyllas, set John McDermott, lighting Joyce Liao, costumes Christopher Klaich, sound Sanford Cohen, graphics Gretchen Mergenthaler
Jennyfer Almanzar, Craig Anthony Bannister*, Lori Brown, Edwin Matos Jr., Suni Reyes*, Nikaury Rodriguez, Medina Senghore and Stewart Villilo
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Three teachers across three provocative landscapes struggle with their students and their environments to pass on the gift of literacy: ~ South Carolina ~ On the cusp of the civil rights movement, when literacy meant freedom, an old man and his niece sign up for a forbidden voter’s registration class. ~ Washington Heights ~ A tutor’s six-year attempt to teach a reluctant boy to read good is received with little gratitude – until he is thrust suddenly into manhood. ~ Taliban-controlled Afghanistan ~ Where girls are forbidden to learn to read, a teacher and her student meet under extraordinary and dangerous circumstances to light the light.
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association