Genre: Drama
by Elizabeth Irwin Directed by Damon Dunay

"In a rough high school in New York City everyone needs something but no one seems to know where to get it. Teachers turn to students, students turn to teachers, and teachers turn to each other but someone is always left empty-handed."

Learn Me My Need delves into the world of high school and all its players. Ms. Klay is a 10 year veteran of teaching who has been assigned Chrys, a wide-eyed student teacher, as her charge. Ms. Klay seems to take a deep delight in cautioning Chrys at every turn not to get personally involved with students and maintain authority above all. Yet Klay seems to be developing a soft spot or rather, a fierce love and protection for one young firestorm of a student, Manny, contradicting her own advice to Chrys, time and time again. As Manny's wildness grows and threatens others, a tornadao of people are drawn in and the struggle to calm him rages. Will anyone find the simple center of his fire or will everyone simply burn?

Cast: Elizabetrh Irwin, Yadira Martinez, Ronald Washington, Melissa Wood, Rapheal Bollea, Nelson Ruiz

Open:   06/20/08
Close:   06/28/08

June 20th 8 p.m. June 21st 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
June 22nd 8 p.m. (no show June 23rd)
June 24th 8 p.m. June 25th 8 p.m.
June 26th 8 p.m. June 27th 8 p.m.
June 28th 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$ 25
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Emil Mequita Manny Espinal
Emil Mequita (Anti-Aftermath) is an aspiring actor from the Bronx. Despite all the negativity of pursuing an acting career, Emil decided to take a chance to pursue what he loves. His acting debut was as the leading role of Corey Carson in the feature film, "Detric's List".He recently booked the role of Marty in an internet series called, "Winners". He took classes are TVI Acting studio and is a current student at John Jay College majoring in Sociology. Emil hopes to have a long and prosperous acting career because he has the dedication and drive that not many people his age possess.