The dismissal of Sheila Silver is the talk of the town. With protests continuing at the high school, at the City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 14 the actors of AVPA/Blurred Vison received a commendation from the council for the CETA awards given to “The Laramie Project.” Silver spoke briefly to thank the council, and noted that the other directors at the competition were amazed that she had clearance to perform such controversial material with her students. “I told them I had the support of the administration, the school board, the the community…no one tried to talk us out of this project. That says a lot about the community that we have, and how important theater is here.”
Actor Kevin Mitchell took the mike to thank the council for the award, and remind everyone of the ongoing protest. At Culver City High School, picketing is ongoing in protest of the dismissal of the popular drama teacher and AVPA director. Culver City Crossroads has video from award winning film maker Katherine Maxwell. Click on the link below to stream.