RENT

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 [...]

Reason Prevailed Somewhere this Week

By |2019-03-13T15:14:17-04:00February 27th, 2009|Blog|

But not in La Grande Oregon, where on Wednesday night, school board members voted to uphold Superintendent Larry Glaze’s decision to censor a student production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, ignoring spirited and articulate appeals from the High School principal and drama teacher. It was yet another disturbing case of school officials catering to the more censorious [...]

The trend of pulling high school performances of RENT, need for students to fight for it

By |2019-03-07T22:39:55-04:00February 20th, 2009|Blog|

In December we covered the depressing situation at Rowlett High School where a teacher pulled a performance of “RENT: School Edition” after controversy about the play’s content. “RENT: School Edition” is a “modified” version of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning musical about “bohemian” life in New York. The play explores the lives of artists struggling to live out a romantic [...]

High School Censorship Poll

By |2019-03-07T22:31:36-04:00December 12th, 2008|Blog|

[polldaddy poll=1188091] Sherman Alexie book pulled Student sues for Facebook suspension RENT cancelled by director Bumper sticker suspension upheld Censored Girl, Interrupted replaced

RENT CANCELED

By |2019-03-12T18:28:00-04:00December 11th, 2008|News|

Rowlett High School (TX)  has canceled a scheduled production the musical, RENT: School Edition,  after controversy arose over the play's content. the Dallas Morning News reports: After weeks of community debate and a packed school board meeting, the school's theater director canceled the upcoming performances of Rent: School Edition. ''In light of everything that has happened, I need to think [...]