Graphic Design <span>by Gretchen Mergenthaler</span>Craig Anthony Bannister, Medina Senghore, Lori Brown <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Medina Senghore, Lori Brown <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Medina Senghore, Lori Brown, Craig Anthony Bannister <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Medina Senghore, Craig Anthony Bannister <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Suni Reyes, Stewart Villilo <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Suni Reyes, Stewart Villilo <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Suni Reyes, Stewart Villilo <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Stewart Villilo, Suni Reyes <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Nikaury Rodriguez, Jennyfer Almanzar <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Nikaury Rodriguez, Edwin Matos, Jr. <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Nikaury Rodriguez, Jennyfer Almanzar <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>Stewart Villilo, Nikaury Rodriguez, Medina Senghore <span>by Photo: Martha Granger</span>

The Chalkboard Trilogy, by Nancy Nevarez

directed by Mino Lora

Presented at The Broadway Temple, Washington Heights
October 28 – November 13, 2011

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.

with

Jennyfer Almanzar
Craig Anthony Bannister*
Lori Brown
Edwin Matos Jr.
Suni Reyes*
Nikaury Rodriguez
Medina Senghore
Stewart Villilo

Stage Manager – Catherine DiGirolamo
Producer – Stephenie Skyllas
Set Design – John McDermott
Lighting Design – Joyce Liao
Costumes Christopher Klaich
Sound – Sanford Cohen
Graphic Design – Gretchen Mergenthaler

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Actors’ Equity approved showcase

What our audiences said:

“…a love letter to teachers everywhere…”

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