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Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective

the pigeon. plays at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, now through Sunday, October 16, 2022.

The Strides Collective, a new non-profit queer theatre company serving the
greater Philadelphia area, opened the World Premiere of the pigeon. on October 6, 2022. This new play is written by Founding Artistic Director Jonathan V. Edmonson, with direction by Kyle Metzger, and is the Collective's first in-person production.

See photos below!

the pigeon. plays at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, NOW through Sunday, October 16, 2022. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting
stridescollective.com/tickets

Declan Barkin is missing. When his brother Adam shows up in Denver to investigate the
disappearance, he connects with Nate, who swears he barely knows Declan... but when a
perplexing building manager, a curious roommate, and a bird on the fire escape interfere, Nate finds himself face-to-face with the very thing he has been trying to avoid. the pigeon. examines the truths we hide, the lies we craft, and the world we wish was right outside our window.

The cast features Andrea Rose Cardoni, Erin Malimban, Robin Ritter, Josh Rosenzweig, and Ray Wrightstone. The creative team features stage management by Lyndsey Connolly and Margaux Cattelona, dramaturgy by Emily Dzioba, intimacy direction by Nora Gair, scenic design by Aaron Forsman, light design by Bless Rudisill, sound design by David Mandarino, and costume design by Deanna Marino. Tanner Richardett serves as the Production Manager.

The Strides Collective is a theatre company established in Philadelphia and operated by member artists living across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan V. Edmondson in early 2020, the Collective produces and develops theatrical work by emerging playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling. Their work prioritizes the goal of normalizing the conversation about queer identity, creating a safe haven in which emerging artists can tell their stories and have the ability to express themselves without fear of judgment. The Strides Collective is a proud member of the Queer Theatre Alliance. Learn more and sign up to receive email updates at stridescollective.com.

Photo credit: Melissa Nesta

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Erin Malimban and Andrea Rose Cardoni

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Josh Rosenzweig and Robin Ritter

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Erin Malimban

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Robin Ritter

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Josh Rosenzweig and Robin Ritter

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Ray Wrightstone, Josh Rosenzweig and Andrea Rose Cardoni

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
Andrea Rose Cardoni

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Of THE PIGEON. From The Strides Collective
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