Presenting Town Hall by Caridad Svich and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau
Performances by Sidney Waite, Christel Robinson, Trence Wilson-Gillem, Corey Braxton, Alex Torres, Anusua Nath, Ana Carmona-Pereda, Jasmine Scott, Cindy Chen, Deepti Talersa, Jenniviv Bansah, Lamin Johnson
Led by Beth F. Milles, Carley Robinson, Samuel Ryb, Abbey Crowley, and Performing and Media Arts Production Staff
These pieces were produced by PMA and the students of 3609 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national racial reckoning catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd. We have distanced and we have connected. We have spoken and we have listened. Together, we present this piece not to answer a question, but to continue a dialogue. We hope you'll join us.
Town Hall by Caridad Svich
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT
Town Hall is an interactive exploration of the human condition. Is it possible for us to truly come together? To gather? To agree? If so, how?
Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Pipeline tells the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, who is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they'll never have.
A talkback will follow after the screening on Saturday, May 8.
This presentation contains strong language.
Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the TONY nominated book writer on the new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). Dominique is alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless” (3 seasons). Additional awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award (2), Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18, and a recent MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow.
“Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com