World Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline Now in Rehearsals
Lileana Blain-Cruz directs the production, starring Karen Pittman.
Rehearsals for the world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline are now underway. Performances are set to begin June 15 at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in advance of a July 10 opening. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs.
The cast will feature Tasha Lawrence (If I Forget), Morocco Omari (A Streetcar Named Desire), Karen Pittman (Disgraced), Namir Smallwood (Man in Love), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Holler If Ya Hear Me), and Heather Velazquez (Another Word for Beauty).
Pipeline follows Nya Joseph (Pittman), a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement. At the same time, she sends her only son, Omari (Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari gets involved in a controversial incident that threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage and her own parental decisions as she rallies to save her son.
The production will feature sets by Matt Saunders, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by Hannah Wasileski.