Theater: Theater Wit (Stage Left)
Role: Ms. Banerjee

Synposis: Armed with her dreams of changing the world and six weeks of training, Kay quits her corporate job to teach English in a Chicago public high school. She arrives to find that the copy machine, the system, and the spirits of her fellow teachers are all broken. Or are they? A dark comedy of academic intrigue, Principal Principle is a world premiere by playwright and former CPS teacher Joe Zarrow that takes a peek at the politics behind the closed doors of the teachers’ lounge.

“searingly satirical yet very knowing,” “all of the acting is honest” 3.5 Stars

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“As Principal Banerjee, a semi-comic role, Arya Daire avoids nastiness as she drily projects uncomprehending authority.”

-Windy City Times

“Director Scott Bishop’s cast – including Arya Daire as the principal whose principles align with the corporate types instead of the teachers or students – is excellent.”

-Chicago Stage Standard

“ideally cast”

-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

“Arya Daire is chilling as the narcissistic, oblivious principal.”

-Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader

“The actors, led by director Scott Bishop, are all excellent in their respective roles. It is so refreshing to see five women on stage with compelling stories and dialogue that center around their lives and desires, and that are not mere fodder for the male-oriented interests that so saturate popular entertainment.”

-Edge Media Network