Proof that Hollywood or Broadway is really High School with money

October 10th, 2013
Although the provenance is somewhat sketchy, it has often been said that show business is High School with money.  The point being that the battles, the cliques, the backstabbing, and yes even the deal making that consume Hollywood, are often the same skill sets that are required for a successful High School career.

Journalist Michael Sokolove has found another more important link:  A group of High School students and a remarkable teacher who turns it all around and brings the positive things of show business to High School.  A sense of participation, an appreciation for narrative and story, a kinship in a bigger cause and a need to reach deep inside ourselves to do good work.  If only we all had that teacher.
Michael Sokolove did!  And he returned to his High School in Levittown, PA to tell us the story of Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater.

My conversation with Michael Sokolove: