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Carefully Taught

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Astoria Performing Arts Center presents the world premiere of a tale that challenges us to examine our perceptions of race in contemporary culture. More…

A modern-day drama that centers on the friendship of two schoolteachers–one black and one white. The story of an African-American and a White school teacher whose friendship and lives are affected when a racial issue arises at their school. Their bond is shaken when one loses her job, and questions of loyalty and unspoken prejudice rise to the surface.


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November 16th, 2015
"'Carefully Taught' is truly fascinating. The themes and topics Davis brings up are important and thought provoking...the way Davis structures the story is a bit problematic. Davis tries mightily hard to play with duality. And it’s certainly a stimulating idea. But the split scenes that Davis off...
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November 7th, 2015
"Thought-provoking, sometimes uncomfortable, mesmerizing. Those are the words that best describe 'Carefully Taught,' a new play by Cheryl L. Davis and directed by Pat Golden...Without being offensive or stereotypical, each actor moves seamlessly between each of their roles and the races of their ...
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