Dublin Theatre Festival

Barrow Street Theatre in association with axis: Ballymun

No Child...

By Nilaja Sun

Venue Axis: Ballymun
Date 12 Oct - 16 Oct 8.00pm
14 Oct 2.00pm
Duration 1hr 10mins

Directed by Hal Brooks
Cast Nilaja Sun

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Following a 12-month sold-out New York run and a major North American tour, Nilaja Sun’s OBIE Award-winning No Child… makes its Irish debut at axis, Ballymun during the 2010 Festival.

Inspired by Sun’s years as a teaching artist at high schools in the Bronx, this tour de force is an insightful and often hilarious look into New York City’s public education system. Her lightning-quick portrayals of the many characters inhabiting the city’s school structure – including  teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors and security guards –  provide a touching and humorous examination of the universal challenges facing education everywhere. Offering hope and belief in a better, more caring society, this multi-award winning production is a highly original and inspiring work from an extraordinary performer.

A captioned performance will take place on Oct 16, 8pm.

TALKING THEATRE: Nilaja Sun in conversation. Oct 15, Post-show 9.20pm (approx.)


"Sun brings us not her world but the world ... Sun and Brooks provide an object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum: hope." -The New Yorker.
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