No Child Left Behind.

solo performance · makha mthembu productions · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show
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June 16, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Makha’s performance is precise and compelling—it transports you effortlessly into the world of a school facing desegregation at the dawning of the end of Apartheid.

What I didn't like

I would love to see this developed into a longer piece, and I don’t doubt Makha’s ability to play multiple characters in the classroom.

My overall impression

“No Child Left Behind” is a forceful twenty-minutes of terror, humor, and history. Makha does an incredible job of boiling down the entirety of one schoolteacher’s identity and prejudices into a single moment in her life.

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