2013-2014 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

May 5, 2014

A Noble Failure

by Sue Mach

Directed by Cheryl Katz

For the dedicated teachers and administrators of a failing public high school, navigating a minefield of competition, quotas, retention, testing, privatization, class size, corporate welfare, and litigation is tricky on the best of days. But these days, things really seem to be getting tough. A call-to-arms, A Noble Failure offers an funny, moving and eye-opening look at the current state of America's public education system.

This Reading is being done in cooperation with Save Our Schools March, a grassroots, nationwide organization dedicated to public education as the cornerstone of a democratic society. We are committed to education policy, research & actions that allow students, teachers, families, and communities to work together to meet the needs of all children.

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Sue Mach

Sue Mach

Sue Mach has an MA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her first play, Monograms, was produced at Theatre for the New City in New York, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloomsburg, PA, Portland Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, and the Icaras Theatre Ensemble in Ithaca, New York. The script, published by Rain City Press in Seattle, also received a Portland Drama Critics Circle Award. Her second play, Angle of View, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and received readings at Portland Repertory Theatre and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. For her third play, The Shadow Testament, she received a Woman Writers Fellowship from Literary Arts, Inc. This piece has been workshopped by Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and JAW/West. It was produced by Portland World Theatre as part of The Fertile Ground Festival. Her play, The Difficult Season, a collaboration with renowned jazz pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg, was workshopped at Artists Repertory Theatre. She was awarded a fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, as well as the Oregon Book Award for her play, The Lost Boy, which was also part of Portland Center Stage's JAW/West development series and had its world premiere at Artist's Repertory Theatre. Her latest play, A Noble Failure was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and premiered at Third Rail Repertory Theatre. Additionally, Sue has received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Council for the Humanities. She has been teaching literature and composition classes at Clackamas Community College for the past fifteen years.