A.C.T. Presents the World Premiere of Riot
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One of the most heated political issues of the day is the American education system. Our children are falling behind on a global scale and while everyone has criticisms, very few have workable solutions. Teach for America takes this controversial topic and turns it into a compelling drama about a young idealist who thinks she can make a difference in a troubled urban school. Instead, she lands in the crossfire among discouraged students, angry adults, and overburdened administrators. Politics, prejudice, and sex collide in this story of good intentions gone wrong. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Teach for America puts you on the front lines of our nation's battle over education. Learn More
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This is a powerful work presented by ACT Master of Arts program-- Featuring some of their best students. The work is well done and set in a Teen care home. Ursula Sarma wrote the play with the staff as well as the clients in mind. Its a topic that has been dealt with in other work, but this two Act play serves the issue of teen anxiety, mental illness and suicide very well.
Impressive performances by Anya Richkind who is perfect at a Schizo teen with amazing timing and heart in the role. Forrest Tiffany a vet of the Arts program is also a highlight in RIOT.
Of course the play ends on that topic ,, easy to see that coming. Slaights ballet in orchestrating that Teen age rage is amazing. The final battle with life and freedom is well done.
Worth seeing this play.. GREAT JOB to all and congrats to the cast - Vmedia
An unexpected act of violence lands Max in a residency clinic for emotionally disturbed teens. Was his explosive outburst the symptom of a mental disorder or a passionate act of love? Featuring young actors from A.C.T.‘s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, Riot weaves Max’s relationships with his fellow patients, his doctor, and his nurses into a moving portrait of the deep human need for connection. Celebrated Irish playwright Ursula Rani Sarma’s hard-hitting play is the newest commission from A.C.T.’s international partnership with Britain’s Theatre Royal Bath.