This collaboration between writer Killian, visual artist Alvarez, and the San Francisco Poets Theater features hyperbolic reenactments of two seminal Sidney Poitier films about high school: Blackboard Jungle (1955) and To Sir With Love (1967). Incorporating film and live performance, this production examines a dialogue between Cold War culture, student riots, and Hollywood depictions of pedagogy, racism, and adolescence. Performed August 23, 25, and 26, 2012 at SFMOMA as part of Stage Presence.
Total running time: 5 min. 44 sec.
Video: Jim Granato