At a time of rising Islamophobia and cultural misunderstanding, this play about a typical American high-school teen who happens to be Muslim is a great tool for tolerance. When Amal decides to wear her hijab to school, it's a learning experience for all ... including herself. By the end of this play, audiences will understand three things better: Islam, America and themselves. Learn More
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4m., 10w., 11 either gender. May be doubled to a cast of 13 or expanded to up to 50.
Feeling pressured to fit in, Alonzo Quijana, dreams of a better time, when one man could change the course of tomorrow. With the fragile line of popularity, the very thin grasp of sanity, could making the world a better place come from one lone voice in the crowd? Learn More
10m., 7w. (fewer with doubling), multiracial/gender flexible (half of the male roles can be played by females). Extras as desired.
This drama is the compelling true story of a dedicated East Los Angeles teacher who surmounts overwhelming odds in his quest to turn inner-city students into whiz kids. When Jaime Escalante leaves a career in engineering to teach high school math, he is assigned to a barrio school with a bad reputation and is in imminent danger of losing its accreditation. Still, his quirky sense of humor, antics and offbeat teaching methods mesmerize and motivate his students. The dramatic conclusion to this urban fairy tale is emotion-packed and inspirational. Learn More