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School fights back: Parents’ lose suit opposing Rent & Laramie Project.

Great week for high school theatre! RENT and the Laramie project are two of the most challenged plays in high schools around the country, but both shows will go on thanks to the Green Valley High School administration and Clark … Continue reading

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Grade: C+ The show must go on? Back in December Rowlett High School canceled a production of the musical Rent after controversy was sparked by some particularly vocal parents in the community. The school’s theatre director said she made the … Continue reading

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Reason Prevailed Somewhere this Week

But not in La Grande Oregon, where on Wednesday night, school board members voted to uphold Superintendent Larry Glaze’s decision to censor a student production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, ignoring spirited and articulate appeals from the … Continue reading

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The trend of pulling high school performances of RENT, need for students to fight for it

In December we covered the depressing situation at Rowlett High School where a teacher pulled a performance of “RENT: School Edition” after controversy about the play’s content. “RENT: School Edition” is a “modified” version of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award winning … Continue reading

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High School Censorship Poll

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Rowlett High School (TX)  has canceled a scheduled production the musical, RENT: School Edition,  after controversy arose over the play’s content. the Dallas Morning News reports: After weeks of community debate and a packed school board meeting, the school’s theater … Continue reading

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