by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Ron OJ Parson
October 17 – October 27, 2019
Octagon Stage | 1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 17+
Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at Omari’s private boarding school may cause him to be expelled, Nya must confront his rage as well as her own choices as a parent. Will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?
With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline powerfully brings an urgent conversation to the fore. Dominique Morisseau, hailed as the August Wilson of this generation, pens a profoundly moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Produced in partnership with Equal Justice Initiative.
“Pipeline is an emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.” – Variety