Catch the Wall

When champion bounce MC, Benefit, dies unexpectedly, 6th graders Cleo and Justice set out to make a dance video so that their mentor’s memory can live on. But when Benefit’s ghost begins haunting the halls of their charter school, the girls must push back against their teacher’s expectations and find a story they can claim as their own.
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Catch the Wall

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    11 May. 2018
    I saw this read in Omaha, and it is a dynamic and fascinating story. There is great tension between the students and the teachers - not the typical tension of schoolroom expectations but Reisman exposes a grand disconnect between the goals of schooling and the needs of these students wholly at odds with each other, separate worlds that collide and create a moving distinct experience. Unforgettable!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference Mainstage
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    EST Memberfest
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Sundance Summer Theatre Lab
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    The NOLA Project
    ,
    2012

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    The NOLA Project
    ,
    2013

Awards

Finalist
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O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
,
2018
Winner
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Holland New Voices Award
,
Great Plains Theatre Conference
,
2016
Winner
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Rosa Parks Award
,
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
,
2012