After eight years of teaching in some of New York’s toughest schools, Nilaja Sun decided to turn her experience to creating No Child…, a mesmerising solo show that, with pep and humour, depicts the battle-ground that US public education has become.

The story of a newly employed drama teacher, struggling to teach students who don’t expect much more than to drop out, get pregnant or go to jail, No Child… has blazed its way across stages in the US and Europe, flooring audiences and critics with its honesty and energy, and igniting debate with its searing portrayal of a public school system in crisis.

Nilaja Sun is a revelation:displaying uncanny comic timing and a prodigious ear for mimicry, she switches with ease between an impressive array of characters–teachers, parents, security guards, administrators and students–sketching out a quirky and dysfunctional high school ecosystem.

A brilliant revelation of the disparities that lie at the heart of America, No Child… is an incisive portrait of a broken system and a rallying cry on behalf of an entire generation.

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