Nilaja sun (born nilaja sun gordon) is an actress, playwright, and a teaching artist from the lower east side in new york city sun has taught theatre in new york city public schools since 1998 and is best known for her award-winning one-person play, no child she is. Nilaja sun in no child photo: carol rosegg, courtesy of berkeley rep part of the force of sun’s civic activism was offering herself as a character—comic, courageous, naïve, critically engaged, and compelled to testify— who openly struggles with the challenges of teaching and making theatre in schools, as well as with the. Theater nilaja sun princess grace award: theater fellowship, 2003 nilaja sun is the solo writer and performer of the off-broadway smash no child, which concluded its.
A comedy drama for 1 man or women with flexible casting for up to 16 actors no childis a tour-de-force exploration of the new york city public school system. Like so many actors, nilaja sun was working as waitress in new york to make some money a teenager on the subway gave nilaja the idea of using her skills in. The story: no childis a tour-de-force exploration of the new york city public school system an insightful, hilarious and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.
Off broadway: nilaja sun’s no child, will eno’s thom pain (based on nothing), by the water (manhattan theatre club), urge for going (public theater), and the bad guys (second stage) hal was also the artistic director of the obie award-winning pearl theatre company. Mini biography nilaja sun is the solo performer and writer of the off-broadway smash no child, which concluded its run at the barrow street theatre in june 2007. Nilaja sun 29 likes nilaja sun is an actress, playwright, and a teaching artist from the lower east side in new york city sun has taught theatre in. Though no child offers a less than glorified view of new york's public education system, administrators seem eager to bring sun into their schools to perform but she has a better idea: i. Nilaja sun is an actor, playwright and teaching artist most known for her obie award winning solo piece no child which had its initial off broadway run at the barrow street theatre from july 2006-june 2007 and was recently revived there in an extended run.
But rarely has it been captured with such a sense of wit, grace, exasperation and tragicomic insight as it is in “no child,” the 2006 autobiographical theater piece by nilaja sun, an actress and writer with african-american and puerto rican roots who, beginning in 1998, worked as a teaching artist in new york city’s public schools. No child by, nilaja sun a one woman show an interview with the real ms sun socratic seminar after the play what was your reaction to the play. Theatre and culture from scotland, starring the list's theatre editor, his performance persona and occasional guest stars experimental writings, cod. 4 5 program this production is supported, in part, by donations to the producers group, friends of theatre, and the bunch family guest artist fund.
Live arts bard presents no child by nilaja sun october 4--6, 2013 this year's live arts bard series opens with no child, an exuberant, thoroughly funny piece about life in a new york. No child’s kids, only one of whom has had a brush with theater (a costumed re-enactment of star wars), are darlings but not angels ms sun, their acting instructor, must continually scold them. Nilaja sun's play no child received critical acclaim in the theater world the show went from a one-woman show to a full cast of actors who portray teachers and children struggling to meet the. With no child, nilaja sun shines a light on the struggles—and miracles—of america’s public schoolsin an incredible solo show, she plays an entire classroom of children, their teachers, their parents, the principal, the janitor and even a security guard with a metal detector at the front door. A heat wave makes it easier to appreciate the joys of no child—a heat wave and druidsyngethe other day i trekked to lincoln center for garry hynes’s staging of john millington synge’s plays.
Last night i went to see a performance of nilaja sun’s one-woman play no child at playmakers repertory theatre on unc chapel hill’s campus the play, which sun has been touring since 2005 and which she has now performed over 700 times, comes out of her experiences working as a teaching artist in new york city’s public schools. Nilaja sun is the creator of a one-woman show called no child it draws on her years of experience in new york's toughest schools and centres around a drama teacher's attempt to stage a production of timberlake wertenbaker's classic our country's good. When no child opened at a tiny off-broadway theatre, word quickly spread about nilaja sun's galvanizing performance in her true-to-life play set in a new york city high school.
An interview with nilaja sun december 1, 2015 february 25, 2016 victoria myers 1565 views nilaja sun, off broadway, solo performer her solo piece no child played for over a year in new york city, toured nationally and internationally, and won her about every award for solo performance there is. Berkeley rep announced today that obie award-winning performer nilaja sun (no child ) will return with her tour-de-force solo show pike st, directed by ron russell hailed as full of vivid life. Her most famous play, no child nilaja sun's pike st is at geelong performing arts centre, september 6-9, and arts centre melbourne, september 12-17 most viewed in entertainment. Nilaja sun in no child credit dixie sheridan in no child, which is directed by hal brooks, ms sun leads a group of students at the fictional.