Junta High

(2006)

In Junta High, Clay McLeod Chapman crafts a Sweet Valley-styled high school for terrorists where cheerleaders double as suicide bombers and guidance counselors are taken hostage by the A/V club. Holy causes worth dying for galvanize school spirits, blood is shed on the football field every Friday night and the marching band fervently plays on.

Original music performed by the Hungry March Band. Premiered at Performance Space 122.

“Junta High is not metaphor, but something akin to Brecht's alienation effect: a fresh light that forces you to read in a new, left-field context the bloody international headlines that have grown dull with repetition. ”
Time Out New York