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No Child...

November 1, 2011 - November 20, 2011

Written and performed by Nilaja Sun
Directed by Hal Brooks

JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER

Nilaja Sun performs her multi-award-winning play No Child…, a tour-de-force solo performance based on her experiences as a teaching artist in the New York public schools. With tenderness, insight, and rapid-fire humor, Sun transforms herself into an entire classroom of students, as well as their teachers and family members, the principal, a janitor, and a security guard. No Child… is “thrillingly funny,” says New York Magazine. And The New Yorker raves, “Like Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg in their early work, Sun brings us not her world but the world. [No Child…. is] an object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum: hope.”


VIDEO PREVIEW:

A Note from Artistic Director, John Dias

Nilaja Sun, Blazing

Inspiring Curiosity and Adventure Through Arts Education

What Can We Do to Help the Schools?

What Is a Teaching Artist?

Play Within a Play

Alone in Good Company

Theater Etiquette - Student Matinee

Calendar

«November 2011»
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
   
1
Performance
8:00 PM
2
Performance
7:00 PM
3
Performance
8:00 PM
4
Performance
8:00 PM
5
Performance
8:00 PM
Opening-Night
6
Performance
3:00 PM
7
8
Performance
10:00 AM
Student-Matinee
9
Performance
1:00 PM
Performance
7:00 PM
Post-show-event
10
Performance
8:00 PM
11
Performance
8:00 PM
12
Performance
3:00 PM
Performance
8:00 PM
13
Performance
3:00 PM
Post-show-event
14
15
Performance
10:00 AM
Student-Matinee
16
Performance
1:00 PM
Post-show-eventAudio-Descibed
Performance
7:00 PM
17
Performance
8:00 PM
18
Performance
8:00 PM
19
Performance
3:00 PM
Open-Caption
Performance
8:00 PM
Audio-Descibed
20
Performance
3:00 PM
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Opening NightOpening NightPost-show DiscussionPost-show DiscussionStudent MatineeStudent Matinee
Audio DescribedAudio DescribedOpen CaptionOpen CaptionSign Language InterpretedSign Language Interpreted
AutismAutismSpanish LanguageSpanish LanguageSpanish Language/CaptionSpanish Caption

Artists

Nilaja Sun
Nilaja Sun

Playwright/Performer

Nilaja Sun is the solo performer and writer of the Off-Broadway smash No Child..., which had its initial run at the Barrow Street Theatre from July 2006-June 2007 and was recently revived there in an extended run. For her creation and performance of No Child... and its subsequent national tour, Nilaja garnered 21 awards including: an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner Playwriting Award for Outstanding New American Play, a Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, and an LA Ovation Award. No Child… was named the Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Nilaja’s New York credits also include Einstein’s Gift, Pieces of the Throne, Time and The Conways (all with Epic Theatre Ensemble), Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (INTAR), and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival). She has also been seen on Louie, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Unforgettable, as Detective Gloria Hubbard in the film The International, and on AMC’s Rubicon. In 2012, she will be seen in the independent films Scoutmasters and Hairbrained. As a solo performer, her projects include the critically acclaimed Blues for a Gray Sun (INTAR), La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of..., and Mixtures. In 2010, Nilaja was awarded the soloNOVA Award for Artist of the Year by terraNOVA Collective. A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in New York City since 1998.

Multimedia

Video | Slideshow | Playbill
Video
playNo Child... trailer

No Child... trailer

playAudience Reactions

Audience Reactions

playA Love Letter to Teachers Event

A Love Letter to Teachers Event

Slideshow
Playbill

No Child... playbill


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Press

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Press Release

October 18, 2011 - TWO RIVER THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND PERFORMER NILAJA SUN IN NO CHILD…., THE OFF-BROADWAY SMASH HIT ABOUT PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART, DIRECTED BY HAL BROOKS

Features

November 1, 2011 - Culture Vultures Blog | JerseyArts.com, Brandon Monokian

November 1, 2011 - RedBankGreen.com, Tom Chesek

November 1, 2011 - Asbury Park Press, Tom Chesek

Reviews

November 7, 2011 - SceneOnStage.com, Philip Dorian

November 9, 2011 - Unheard Voices, Unheard Voices Staff

November 13, 2011 - Talkin' Broadway, Bob Rendell

Current Season

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