TEACH

This diverse, gender fluid play has five actors, three characters, and one story: Ten years ago, Ken and Chris were teacher and student. Now, they are principal and teacher, and Emerson's suspiciously high grade gives Ken license to grill Chris until the young teacher is forced to confront both past and present. While most plays question the audience, TEACH's unique construct exposes the biases that...
This diverse, gender fluid play has five actors, three characters, and one story: Ten years ago, Ken and Chris were teacher and student. Now, they are principal and teacher, and Emerson's suspiciously high grade gives Ken license to grill Chris until the young teacher is forced to confront both past and present. While most plays question the audience, TEACH's unique construct exposes the biases that make audiences question themselves. Super simple to produce, TEACH is anything but simple.

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TEACH

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  • Sylvia Reed:
    16 Jul. 2018
    I love this play! The structure is absolutely brilliant, and I have a feeling It will be on my mind for a long time. Would love to see a production of it. Great work!
  • Heather Helinsky:
    15 Jul. 2018
    A standout play---period. I've read lots of plays this season set in a school where there are questionable actions between teachers/students, but often the action gets mired in a lot of back-and-forth accusations. This story stays active and present, showing, not just telling. It questions all the small, subtle interactions, but also shows us the cycles of abuse of power. Definitely easy to produce and more theatrical---stop producing OLEANNA and choose this play instead!
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    23 Jun. 2018
    Drama that really forces me to question my own responses and bias - this is a rare treat! I love what Hoke does in this fascinating, compelling play. The characters are so human, it is a great pleasure. Wonderfully exciting work!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Road Theatre Company, Summerplay Festival 9
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    5th Wall Productions
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Writers Theatre New Jersey
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Wordsmyth Theater Company
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    T. Schreiber Studios
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Residency--Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
National Playwrights Conference
,
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
,
2018
Finalist, Ashland New Play Festival
,
2018
Finalist
,
Headwaters New Play Festival
,
Creede Repertory Theatre
,
2018
Finalist
,
T. Schreiber New Works Intiative
,
T. Schreiber Studio
,
2018