Drama at the Point
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY KAREN SKLAIRE
DIRECTED BY CHERYL KING
MAY 11 AT 5 PM
This comical and touching story opens with Karen, all bright eyes and cotton-candy dreams, on her way to her first day of teaching in the South Bronx. She will reach out and embrace the students, who will in turn embrace her. She will conquer the school hierarchy and lead these young minds to enlightenment through the joy of acting. Some day they will make a film about her life--a film like "To Sir With Love" or "Dangerous Minds".
And so begins her journey through the challenging corridors of the New York City Public school system- complete with rubber rooms, baby gangstas and dashed dreams. And when all seems lost, she finds the strength and courage to keep on going,through her connection with her students and her hope that she can make a difference--in any way she can.
NEW REVIEW IN WOMANAROUNDTOWN.COM BY MJ HANLEY-GOFF, who says, "poignant one woman presentation of Drama at the Point, under the direction of the multi-talented Cheryl King.
"she shines in creating the classroom experience"
"…her comedic timing is impeccable."
Jeff Myhre, http://nytheatreguide.com
Obviously a drama teacher should expect some drama in her life, right? Well, maybe not this much drama. All bright eyes and cotton-candy dreams, Karen arrives in the Big Apple to teach! She will reach out and embrace the students, who will in turn embrace her. She will conquer the school hierarchy and lead the stubborn baby gangstas to enlightenment through the joy of acting. Some day they will make a film about her life. A film like “To Sir With Love” or “Dangerous Minds”.
Then she steps into the byzantine corridors of the New York City Public School System. In the Bronx.
Smiling enthusiastic Karen soon learns the hard way that “making a difference” doesn’t make any difference at all, sometimes. School administrators can be a contrary lot, and she gets more than her share of them. She would play by the rules, if she knew what they were. Meanwhile, her students are a mix of hustlers, thugs, and overly energetic non-focused teens. Rather overwhelming for a girl from Connecticut. It may be time for the rubber room.
KAREN SKLAIRE is 5-foot-zero of energy and rocks the stage with her wildly funny tales of shock, frustration, and yes, a little success here and there. Triumphs, really, considering the obstacles she faced. She never loses the upbeat optimistic energy that propelled her through her teaching career and into her acting career. You will laugh out loud, and you may learn something.
-Karen D’Onofrio- http://www.eljnyc.com/Offbway.html
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