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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  • Gage Tarlton:
    14 Jun. 2019
    On the surface, the situation that Bennett presents may seem minuscule to some. But because he has such a supreme grasp on this world and his well-crafted characters, we quickly discover that the minuscule is actually quite major. So major that I found myself on the edge of my seat with anticipation, anxious for what was coming next. This is a beautiful blend of masterful language, messy discord, and grounded, yet theatrical brilliance. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • A. Emmanuel Leadon:
    5 Jun. 2019
    The tale of one woman's (sometimes imprudent) battle against the unshakable mores of her community. As the protagonist's life unravels layer by layer, her closest allies help her prepare for a judgment day that may have been inevitable. Set against the backdrop of censorship and coded racism, this piece probes the high demands we make of the people we trust with our children.
  • John Minigan:
    3 Jun. 2019
    It's rare to find a play that has throws totally compelling characters into intense social/political issues -- and keeps the focus clearly on both the lives of the characters AND the issues. The personal IS the political in this play. It's riveting and nuanced, with no easy answers. And its movement over the course of the story is filled with hilarious moments, gut-wrenching moments, and surprises that complicate and deepen the characters and the issues. It's a feast of a play.

Development History

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