By Nilaja Sun

September 24–November 8, 2020
Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
For these overlooked teens, theatre is an expression of hope

Provocative and insightful, No Child... transports the audience to the underfunded Malcolm X High School in the Bronx, where an intrepid substitute drama teacher refuses to give up on a group of at-risk students—despite their hardened attitudes and tough-talking attempts to push her away. This play within a play, with 16 characters portrayed by one actor in a tour-de-force performance, is a powerful reminder of the transformative role of the arts in our lives.

“Nilaja Sun’s gloriously uncynical gem reaches greatness”
NY Observer

Available with the Fall Theatre Trio.

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    No Child… livestream only on Wed, Sep 30, 4:30 and 8 PM

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    No Child… digital stream Oct 1–Nov 8
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    October 13, 2020 – 8 PM
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    This production contains coarse language.

Artistic Team


  1. Celia Aloma* and Ali Watson**

*Celia Aloma performances
Matinees: Sep 24, 25, 27; Oct 4–9, 11, 18–23, 25; Nov 1–6, 8
Evenings: Sep 27–30; Oct 1, 2, 4, 11–16, 18, 25–30; Nov 1, 8

**Ali Watson performances
Matinees: Sep 26, 28–30; Oct 1, 2, 3, 10, 12–17, 24, 26–31; Nov 7
Evenings: Sep 24–26; Oct 3, 5–10, 17, 19–24, 31; Nov 2–7


  1. Omari Newton Director
  2. Kimira Reddy and Vanka Salim Set Designers
  3. Carmen Alatorre Costume Designer
  4. Gerald King Lighting Designer
  5. Owen Belton Sound Designer
  6. Harika Xu Lighting Assistant
  7. Raugi Yu Livestream Director
  8. Jack Wallace Accent Coach
  9. Pamela Jakobs and Jenny Kim Stage Managers
  10. Jasmin Sandhu and Duston Baranow-Watts Apprentice Stage Managers