Following an extended run at the Beckett Theatre, the Epic Theatre Center production of No Child . . . began its open-ended run at its new Off-Broadway home July 8, 2006, with an official opening July 16. With direction by Hal Brooks, the creative team also features Narelle Sissons (set design), Mark Barton (lighting design), Jessica Gaffney (costume design) and Ron Russell (sound design). Following its New York City run, No Child — performed by Sun and directed by Brooks — will play engagements throughout the country, including stops in Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC. Additional bookings are also expected on the West Coast during the 2007-2008 season.
No Child, according to press notes, "is an unflinching look into the New York City Public Education system. . . . [Sun transforms herself] into the teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors, and security guards who inhabit our public schools every day and are shaping the future of America."
The play was recently nominated for a 2007 Lucille Lortel Award as Best Solo Production.
Nilaja Sun's New York credits include Einstein's Gift, Time and the Conways, The Cook and The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! Her solo credits include Blues for a Gray Sun, La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of... and Mixtures. Sun also worked in New York City’s Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, where Epic Theatre Center maintains an arts-ed residency.
The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue. Tickets, priced $50-$55, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.