Photo Coverage: No Child... Opening Night Party

July 18
11:20 AM 2006
Nilaja Sun's hit solo play No Child...began performances at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Ave.) on July 8th for a July 16th opening. It will play an open-ended run.

The show transferred from an earlier hit Off-Broadway run at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre, where it ran from May 10th through June 18th. "No Child... is a tour-de-force look into the New York City Public Education system by the acclaimed teaching-artist and solo-performer, Ms. Sun, who transforms into the teachers, students, parents, administrators, janitors, and security guards who inhabit our public schools every day and are shaping the future of America," state earlier press notes for the show, which was presented by Epic Theatre Center. Hal Brooks directs.

Sun's New York credits include Einstein's Gift, Time and The Conways (Epic Theatre Center), The Cook (Intar), The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival), and "Law and Order- SVU." As a solo performer, her credits include Blues for a Gray Sun, La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of..., and Mixtures.

Tickets are $45; call (212) 239-6200 or visit

Nilaja Sun

Nilaja Sun

Nilaja Sun

Nilaja Sun

Nilaja Sun

A school lunch style buffet was served: Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers, and Peanut Butter & Jelly...

Nilaja Sun and Hal Brooks

Nilaja Sun, Harry Groener, and Dawn Didawick

Nilaja Sun and Harry Groener

Dolores Freda, Nilaja Sun, and Paul Freda

Desiree Ortiz, Dolores Freda, Nilaja Sun, and Ruby Valdez

Bob Martin and Jennifer Smith

Bob Martin, Nilaja Sun, and Jennifer Smith

Bob Martin, Nilaja Sun, and Jennifer Smith

Tom Wirtshafter, Hal Brooks, Nilaja Sun, and Scott Morphee

Vern Thiessen, Nilaja Sun, and Zak Berkman

Nilaja Sun and Birgit Huppuch

Nilaja Sun

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.