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No Child by Nilaja Sun

In collaboration with the
Mesa College
Drama Department
May 12th-20th, 2012
Proceeds from this
production benefitted
Young Audiences
of San Diego


Directed by Carla Nell and Kym Pappas


Mesa College Administrators: Kris Clark & George Ye


Designers: Ashleigh Bodie (Stage Manager), Kasey Snowder (Scenic Design), Mark Butterfuss (Lighting Design), Jessie Monteiro (Costume Design), Kym Pappas & Carla Nell (Sound Design), Wendy Savage (Props Master), Tiffany Tang (Dramaturg), Kevin Six, Joe Fejeran, Lisa Davis (Marketing and Publicity)


Cast: Rhys Green (Janitor Baron), Lynae DePriest (Ms. Sun), Justine Hince (Ms. Tam), Rebekah Ensley (Coca), Brandon Kelly (Jerome), Robert Malave (Brian), Bianca Ostojich (Shondrika), Dempsey Davis (Xiomara), Carlos Angel-Barajas (Jose), John Rogers (Chris), Delia Knight (Mrs. Kennedy), Kent Gandola (Security Guard), Marc Amial Caro (Phillip), Jenni Olson-Six (Mrs. Projensky), Patrick Mayuyu (Mr. Johnson), Olivia Ruiz (Doña Guzman)


Photography by Paul Savage


“What you are about to see is a story about a play within a play within a play”


Nilaja Sun spent six weeks teaching/directing a play during No Child Left Behind. The play is Our Country’s Good, which is about a group of Australian royal marines and convicts putting on a production of The Recruiting Officer. The playwright performs No Child… as a one-woman show and licenses it out for theatrical productions.  Mesa College acting students work alongside professional actors.

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