Performance Dates: October 2-11, 2020
Wasatch Theatre Company celebrates its 23rd season with the premiere of Jim Martin’s world premiere play about the lives of teachers, told from the perspective of teachers, in TEACHER TRUTHS. The show will be a virtual event, live-streamed, running October 2-11. Individuals who purchase a ticket will receive a link for the play.
The general public is accustomed to inspirational stories like those in the movies. However, beneath the surface of the inspirational are harsh truths that need to be told. When the public begins to understand the experience of teachers, they can hopefully begin to afford education the respect that it deserves.
All of the stories in TEACHER TRUTHS come from real teacher stories and experiences collected from the amalgamated experiences of Jim Martin, who has spent the last 24 years as a teacher, an instructional coach, an assistant principal, a principal, and a principal supervisor. Jim has a doctorate of education degree in educational leadership and policy. He is the co-founder of Wasatch Theatre Company and currently serves as its artistic director.
The show is directed by educator Mindy Curtis and features the ensemble talents of Jady Brooks, Michael O’Grady, Samantha Paredes, McKenzie Maag, Kiersten Honaker, William Davies, Teresa Chaikowsky, Kayla Kelly, and Daniel James Foster. The actors are based on Salt Lake, New York, and Houston.