Top Three Reasons to See PIPELINE

By January 7, 2019 February 26th, 2019 18-19 Season, Life. Out Loud., Mainstage, PIPELINE

TEACH. OUT LOUD.  Here’s our top three reasons why we’re so thrilled to share this compelling drama exploring education, race and class and a mother’s fight for her son’s future.

  1. The Play America Needs Right Now”  -Playbill

“Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times  Pipeline was nominated for five 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play.  In this lyrical and timely drama, acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau urgently calls attention to the limitations of our education system and the legacy of violence confronting black youth in America.

  1. Familiar Favorite:  The return of Director L. Peter Callender.

Peter returns after helping us celebrate the completion of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle. He directed the American Stage hits A RAISIN IN THE SUN, JOE TURNER’S COME & GONE and JITNEY, and received the TTB Award for Outstanding Director two years running. We are excited to have Mr. Callender back.

  1. Important Voice in American Theatre: Dominique Morisseau one of the most talked-about modern Playwrights, Named MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ Recipient

In each of her plays, she aims to shed light on broken systems and hardships that affect life in urban African-American communities across various eras. Her critically-acclaimed plays have been produced both Off-Broadway and on Broadway, including PIPELINE, for which she received Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations; THE DETROIT PROJECT trilogy, consisting of DETROIT ’67, PARADISE BLUE, and SKELETON CREW; and SUNSET BABY.

“I could not possibly do the work that I do without the influence of August Wilson’s 10-play cycle. For me as a storyteller, my job is to illuminate the humanity behind the social issue.” -Dominique Morisseau, Playwright

“Dominique Morisseau is one of the most exciting playwrights in American theatre today.  She brings a strong voice to our national conversations and does this with an incredible humanity that make her characters and their lives feel entirely relatable.  PIPELINE explores the big topics of education, race and class while also honestly depicting the intense hopes and fears felt by parents as they try to help their children navigate a sometimes unjust world.” -Stephanie Gularte, Producing Artistic Director

PIPELINE runs January 23 through February 24, 2019
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