Pay-What-You-Can Sponsored by Allison Partners
14 January - 30 January, 2022
Director: David Vaughn Straughn
With language lyrical and potent, Morisseau’s deeply compassionate and dynamic new play dives into the painful truth of the ”school-to-prison pipeline.”
Aiyana Marcus as Nya
Asyra Cunningham as Omari
Tanaka Maria as Jasmine
Sarad Davenport as Xavier
Jamie Virostko as Laurie
David Vaughn Straughn as Dun
Scott Dunn - Stage Manager
Will Slusher - Scenic Designer
Joshua Reid - Lighting Designer
Becky Brown - Sound Designer
Martha Adekunle - Costume Designer
Kaneesha Lord - Projections Designer
Daryl O’Connor - Props Designer & Set Dresser
Laura Rikard - Intimacy Choreographer
Light House Studio - Videography Support
“… a lightning bolt production that shocks new life into the possibilities of the stage …” – DCTheatreScene.com
A mother’s choices. A son’s rage. A rigged system. In PIPELINE’s opening scene we meet Nya, a dedicated teacher in an inner-city public high school, who has just discovered that her son’s in trouble. After one impulsive act, Omari is in danger of being expelled from his upstate private school, and Nya’s hopes for his bright future are threatened.
2018 Obie Award Winner for Playwriting
Live Arts will host an Educator Reception in conjunction with our production of PIPELINE, including pre-show refreshments and a brief post-show Q&A with the director. This event is open to educators of all kinds.
We are also offering a special ticket discount for educators (subject to availability) for the entire run of PIPELINE at Live Arts. If you are an educator and would like to attend the show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Schedule of Events:
6:30pm | Educator Reception and Refreshments (Conover Studio, fourth floor)
8:00pm | Performance of PIPELINE followed by brief Q&A with director David Vaughn Straughn
Join us after the show on January 27 for our post-show talkback in Conover Studio (fourth floor). All are welcome. You do not need to see the performance on January 27 to attend. If you are not attending the show, plan to arrive at Live Arts around 9pm!
Enjoy a drink and concessions from our terrace bar while Education Director Miller Susen facilitates a conversation with director David Vaughn Straughn and members of the cast.