A Noble Failure is a play about the human costs and societal ramifications resulting from the privatization of public education.
An excerpt from A Noble Failure
ROSALYN: My point is that I’ve lived through a lot of change over the years—new tools, toys, and policies. And what I’ve become increasingly aware of and concerned with is what stays the same. The human capability to be both wondrous and asinine—that little perch of humanity wedged between the indifference of the gods and the bestiality of the animals. That’s the place in which literature—great literature— rests, don’t you think?
About the Author
Susan Mach has an MA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her plays have been produced by Theatre for the New City in New York, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Portland Repertory Theatre, Icaras Theatre Ensemble, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Third Rail Repertory Theatre. She teaches writing and literature at Clackamas Community College.
Literary Arts is in the 2018 Give!Guide
November 30, 2018
Our goal is to raise $20,000 through the Give!Guide to support our…
One Page Wednesday January
January 2, 2019
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Sweet Dreams, Story Catcher
January 16, 2019
Editor Janna Lopez discusses the concept, curation process, and creative evolution of Sweet…
Everybody Reads 2019: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (SOLD OUT)
March 14, 2019
In partnership with the Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary…
Barry Lopez: Horizon Book Launch
March 19, 2019
Join Literary Arts for a book launch event for Horizon, the latest…
2019 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 22, 2019
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…