November 11-14, 2019
A New Play Based on the Real Stories of American Teachers
Written and Directed by Peter Duffy
Based on hundreds of interviews and surveys with educators from across the US, Peter Duffy’s ReformED is an unflinching portrait of being a teacher in America. In the play we meet public school teachers Helen, Theresa, Carter, Dave and others. Over the course of their school year, the challenges of what it means to be a teacher in the age of educational reform come to light, and they are faced with the decision of whether or not to remain in the profession.
With text taken directly from recorded interviews with real-life educators, ReformED rings like a homeroom bell, sharing the passion, dedication, wisdom, heart-break, humor, and love of being a teacher during an age of ed reform. ReformED is not just a play for teachers; rather, it is a story for anyone who cares about how we educate the next generation, and an appeal for all of us to consider what it means to educate our children.