by Nancy Nevarez
directed by Mino Lora
Three teachers across three provocative landscapes struggle with their students and their environments to pass on the gift of literacy.
Craig Anthony Bannister*
Edwin Matos Jr.
Set Design - John McDermott
Costume Design - Christopher Klaich
Lighting Design - Joyce Liao
Sound Design - Sanford Cohen
Graphic Design - Gretchen Mergenthaler
Stage Manager - Catherine DiGirolamo Production Photographer - Martha Granger
ABOUT THE PLAY:
On the Cusp: In South Carolina, at the start of the civil rights movement, when literacy meant freedom, an old man and his niece sign up for a forbidden voter’s registration class. Read Good: In 1980’s Washington Heights, a tutor’s six-year attempt to teach a reluctant boy to read is received with little gratitude – until he is thrust suddenly into manhood. Light: In 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 lamp of knowledge.
*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association/AEA approved showcase