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THE CHALKBOARD TRILOGY


  • The Broadway Temple 4111 Broadway New York, NY 10033 (map)
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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.   

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

Design Team:
Set Design - John McDermott
Costume Design - Christopher Klaich
Lighting Design - Joyce Liao
Sound Design - Sanford Cohen
Graphic Design - Gretchen Mergenthaler
Stage Manager - Catherine DiGirolamo

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

Earlier Event: May 6
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Later Event: November 1
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