Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking sh*t, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle just looking for a way out.
Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright. In June, Steppenwolf presented the world premiere of her play Pass Over that sparked a national conversation about bias in the theater community. Her play Breach: A Manifesto on Race in America Through the Eyes of a Black Girl Recovering From Self-Hate received a world premiere at Victory Gardens in February 2018. Antoinette is currently under commission from Echo Theater Company and Colt Coeur. This is the West Coast premiere of Pass Over.