Follow a teaching artist as she attempts to put on a student play at one of New York’s toughest inner-city schools. Can she get past the budget constraints, metal detectors, standardized testing, and teacher burnout to find a way to reach the students, for whom just getting to school every day can be a struggle? This Obie Award-winning play is essential viewing for teachers, parents, high school students, education administrators, youth activists, and anyone who cares about the current stage of public education.

“(An) object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum… hope.” (The New Yorker)

Cast & Creatives


Nilaja Sun


Rob Ruggiero

Ms. Sun

Donetta Lavinia Grays

Various Characters

Lizan Mitchell

Various Characters


Various Characters

Anthony Mark Stockard

Set Designer

Brian Prather

Lighting Designer

John Lasiter

Sound Designer

J Hagenbuckle