By Kristiana Rae Colón
For the students of Climb & Succeed Charter Academy, a high school in a dystopian near future, the slightest defiance is met with riot-gear-clad security who patrol the halls informed by an AI bot. Armed and ready with each student’s protocols, she deploys harrowing new disciplinary codes that take ‘in-school suspension’ (ISS) to a haunting extreme. In search of their mysteriously missing sister and guided by a mystic teaching artist, Voltaire & Yansa learn to wield their ancestral magic and black girl badassery to combat the harrowing militarization of public education.
DIRECTOR: MARGO HALL
DRAMATURG: LISA EVANS
PRODUCERS: ELLEN GAVIN AND MELINDA WHITE
Reading Dates: Saturday 7/21 4pm, Saturday 7/28 8pm
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