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Schooled and Unschooled

performed at: Dixon Place

collaborators: Panoply Performance Laboratory, Esther Neff

Schooled and Unschooled

Schooled and Unschooled at Dixon Place and produced by Six Figure Theater Company’s festival at the West End Theater on the Upper West Side, April 2008

Written by Esther Neff from interviews, Music composed and played by Brian McCorkle with Patrick Scerri.

Theater Performance exploiting rhetoric for and against institutionalized schooling in the U.S. Devised from over 50 interviews with current students and educators, past students, and the texts of Michel Foucault and educational theorists, rubber balls, overhead projections, and plastic dinosaurs sketch out the role of K-12 schooling in the development of an individual and their modes of socio-political participation.

Here is an original song written for the piece (words by Brian McCorkle after a poem by Esther Neff):