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.
Craig Anthony Bannister*
Edwin Matos Jr.
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…”