laramie project

School fights back: Parents’ lose suit opposing Rent & Laramie Project.

By |2019-03-15T15:30:10-04:00November 13th, 2009|Blog|

Great week for high school theatre! RENT and the Laramie project are two of the most challenged plays in high schools around the country, but both shows will go on thanks to the Green Valley High School administration and Clark County's District Court in Henderson, NV despite parents who objected to the plays' "mature content". In an attempt to stop [...]

Report Card: THEATRE ARTS

By |2019-03-07T22:43:04-04:00June 18th, 2009|Blog|

Grade: C+ The show must go on? Back in December Rowlett High School canceled a production of the musical Rent after controversy was sparked by some particularly vocal parents in the community. The school’s theatre director said she made the decision to cancel the show in the interest of the students involved: “In light of everything that has happened, I [...]

Teacher fired for pushing for class project on The Laramie Project

By |2019-03-13T15:13:05-04:00March 17th, 2009|Blog|

Following good news of Steve Martin’s bailout, there’s more bad news on the high school drama front. USA Today reports on the firing of a teacher who led a class project on The Laramie Project – a play and film based on responses from Laramie residents after the murder of Matthew Shepherd. The teacher – Debra Taylor – led a [...]