Originally broadcast at 8 pm ET Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and captured on tape in the studios at the WNED PBS in Buffalo with the support of the Chautauqua Theater Company and Detroit Public Theatre, No Child… is a breathtaking solo show exploring the New York City public school system. Sun fearlessly transforms herself with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents, janitors, security guards, and administrators of a New York City public high school. She demonstrates how one determined woman can change the lives of countless others in this tour de force, crackling with wit and wisdom and showing us the transformative power of art.
This presentation is part of a groundbreaking partnership between two Great Lakes regional theatres and two Great Lakes PBS stations. Detroit Public Theatre (DPT), Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), Detroit Public TV (DPTV) and WNED PBS in Buffalo are bringing two acclaimed solo plays to the small screen. The other show, "Eric Gutman's From Broadway to Obscurity" will premiere on CHQ Assembly this winter.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.