"Competing drives and complicated ethics fuse in Lisa Lewis’s sexy and snarled SCHOOLED."
Photo by Matthew Murphy
WINNER of the New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Playwriting, SCHOOLED had a critically acclaimed sold-out run directed by James Kautz, and was extended as part of the Fringe Encore Series at Soho Playhouse. Published in The Best Plays from American Theater Festivals 2015, Applause Books.
It's about what happens outside the classroom
SCHOOLED is a fiercely funny and gripping new play about privilege, ambition, and the lengths we’ll go to succeed. Two film students vie for a competitive grant from their roguish professor in a taut threesome that tests their romantic relationship and their ethics. A biting drama with surprising humor, SCHOOLED is an examination of the lies we tell ourselves, and the truths we refuse to believe.
The cast of SCHOOLED: Quentin Maré, Lilli Stein, Stephen Friedrich. Photo by Darren Cox
Twenty-five years after the Brooklyn Crown Heights riots, newlyweds Alysha and Corey have bought a renovated duplex in the gentrifying neighborhood. When Alysha's college best friend Franny and her boyfriend Oscar come by to help them unpack, long-simmering resentments rise to the surface in a collision of race and class that threatens to destroy the bonds that connect them all.
A middle-aged journalist and his lesbian twin sister try to convince their respective, resistant partners that they should become a sperm donor family. A story of love, responsibility, and the sometimes unbridgeable gap between what we want for ourselves and what we owe to each other.