A childs life hangs in the balance. This mother knows the pitfalls of growing up in her neighborhood too many chances for her son to become another one of many statistics. But the path to safety and opportunity shes chosen for him presents a different set of dangers. How will mother and son find their way out of crisis?With profound compassion and lyricism, PIPELINE propels an urgent conversation to the fore. Every parent, every educator everyone who is invested in the life of a child and their community needs to see PIPELINE.
News About PIPELINE at Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre
December 12, 2019
Casting is set for Studio Theatre's production of Pipeline, playwright Dominique Morisseau's searing drama about the school-to-prison pipeline and a mother desperately trying to keep her son from becoming ensnared in it. The production runs January 15-February 16, 2020 and is directed by Awoye Timpo. Starring are DC theatre favorite Justin Weaks (Studio's Curve of Departure) as high school student Omari and Andrea Harris Smith making her Studio debut as his mother, public school teacher Nya. In its recent People Issue, Washington City Paper's called Weaks a 'standout,' going on to say: 'D.C. theater audiences love Justin Weaks. ...Weaks came to D.C. for a job about four years ago, not expecting to stay. But he kept getting cast in shows, and lucky for local theatergoers, he's still here.'
Cleveland Play House Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
November 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at clevelandplayhouse.com. Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith.
ASF Opens 48th Season With Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE
October 09, 2019
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, in partnership with Equal Justice Initiative, presents Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, on stage October 17 - 27, 2019. Directed by renowned theatre artist Ron OJ Parson, this insightful play explores how fraught yet crucial the minefield of getting an education is in an increasingly policed school system.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Announces 2019-2020 Season
July 26, 2019
Artistic Director Rick Dildine and Executive Director Todd Schmidt have announced the 2019-2020 Festival Season at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which features 13 productions that explore stories of contemporary culture, heroic revolutionaries, societal transformation, and lyrical legends. Captivating, collaborative storytelling remains at the heart of ASF. In its 48th season, the theatre continues its mission of embracing community through transformative theatrical events.