July 11, 2020 at 5:00pm PST

The burden upon teachers has never been greater. With longer hours, lower pay, and higher bills, teachers work tirelessly for their students in a system that devalues their labor and expertise.

On June 20 at 8:00pm EST, PICplays presents three short plays via Zoom that explore parents’ unending demands for a teacher to mount fully-produced musicals under quarantine, to the accidental chaos of educating students from the confines of a personal computer, to ending with the real systemic issue of standardized tests and wealth inequality


Donovan Ramon, PH.D

Dr. Donavan L. Ramon is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at Kentucky State University. He specializes in African-American Literature and is the author of the forthcoming book, Betraying Their Colored Descent: Racial Passing in American Literature, which centers on the psychoanalytic elements of racial passing.

The Plays

Jump Jim Crow: A Choreopoem

A Special Engagement

Directed by Baron Kelly

Written by Chance Parker

El Desamarre

Written by Kisha Tikina Burgos

Directed by Victoria Sook

Mr. Lee

Written by Darryl Wharton

Directed by Melissa Mowry


Written by Dr. Hassan Abdulrazzak

Directed by Nico Sabenorio