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LINES IN THE DUST

 

BY: Nikkole Salter

 

THE STORY:  2010, Essex County, NJ.  When Denitra loses the charter 

school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape 

from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems

like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger 

sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. Set over a half-

century after Brown Versus The Board of Education, LINES IN THE DUST

questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from

here.  (Luna Stage Commission)

 

FULL SCRIPT

Two Acts

2 Women, 1 Man

Graphic by Sean Wiggins

LINES IN THE DUST was commissioned by and received its world premiere at Luna Stage, October 9 - November 9 , 2014, directed by Reginald Douglas.  For information, photos, videos, audio and links to reviews and press from the Luna Stage production click here.  LINES received its regional premiere at the Cleveland Public Theatre June 2 - 18, 2016.  Click here for info on the Cleveland production.

 

 

Directed by Pamela Fields

Starring: (l to r) Cast: Lillie Richardson, Racquel McKenzie and John Dennis Johnston

 

 

 


Lighting Design:                                                Scenic Design:  
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LINKS TO PRESS​ & REVIEWS from the BLACK THEATRE TROUPE Production

Feature: The Goals And Challenges Of Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe

By  Steve Goldstein

Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 3:29pm

Feature: Echo Magazine: Lines in the Dust - Black Theatre Troupe’s regional premiere tackles inequality in education

By Seth Reines, March 2018 Issue, Published online Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: LINES IN THE DUSTKerry Lengel, The Republic | azcentral.comPublished 9:12 a.m. MT Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated 4:28 p.m. MT Feb. 19, 2018

"...“Lines in the Dust” [has] dramatic moments that transcend the politics, thanks to a talented cast that includes John Dennis Johnston (a character actor with numerous TV credits) as a cop turned private investigator who’s determined to keep the bad “element” out of his town. Yes, he’s definitely a little bit racist, but he’s not an entirely bad guy — much to the credit of the playwright, who strives to find the common humanity in characters in conflict..."

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