Playwriting

Kudos to Miami-Dade

I’m reading the latest ‘Teaching Theatre, which is mostly about censorship. Scary things are happening these days; administrations tell teachers what plays they can and cannot do based on some bizarro notion that if you hide the bad things from students well then clearly it won’t happen to them.

Except in Miami-Dade county. Administrators are not allowed to censor play choice. There’s the general rules of course, the common sense rules when dealing with schools, you’re not going to have teens parading around nude for the sake of art. But administrators, especially principals are not allowed to step in to stop a show.

What do you know. There is a place where the concept of free speech has some weight.

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Lindsay Price