Event Information
Horse Trade Theater Group Presents
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 through Saturday, March 07, 2009

This one-woman show is an impassioned response to experiences attending and teaching in NYC's public schools

Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Una Aya Osato focuses on a group of 7-year-olds with Recess and takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through the public school system. In the Bronx, we meet Sherita Johnson, the 7-year-old protagonist of the play whose tumultuous home life sets the stage for her daily battles at school. Recess shines light on the tense and unpredictable interactions of Sherita, her classmates, and her teacher Ms. White. Here struggles for power, criminalization of the youth and the effects of a suffocating bureaucracy are an every day reality. We witness how children encounter difficulties beyond their making and still find ways to prevail. Not just relevant to youth, or to those who work with youth, Recess is a story about how and where inspiration can be found if we take the time to listen to the voices of those who typically do not get heard.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.