Art & Class

A Latina art teacher fights for her job and reputation after she's accused by a conservative white parent of showing “pornography” to her sixth-grade students.
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Art & Class

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    29 Apr. 2019
    A awful situation becomes the basis for a complicated and complex play. Bennett tackles censorship, art, gray areas of teaching and education, and what it feels like to be outside of a culture while living in it. ART & CLASS is funny and messy, and has a great characters for actors to dig into and grapple with.
  • Kenneth Jones:
    29 Apr. 2019
    Matt Bennett creates a wholly American portrait is his fact-inspired tale of an immigrant art teacher in Utah who becomes a target of conservative parents and administrators: Themes of censorship, freedom of thought and freedom of expression collide with current crises of school bullying, addiction and the American suicide epidemic in the U.S. in a complicated rural landscape of children at risk, substance abuse, religious intolerance and marital uncertainty. Unforgettable characters in a world that was fresh to my eyes, ears and imagination.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
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    Plan-B Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
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    Pioneer Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Constructivists
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    2018