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Presenting Town Hall by Caridad Svich and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Presenting Town Hall by Caridad Svich and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Performances by Sidney Waite, Christel Robinson, Trence Wilson-Gillem, Corey Braxton, Alex Torres, Anusua Nath, Ana Carmona-Pereda, Jasmine Scott, Cindy Chen, Deepti Talersa, Jenniviv Bansah, Lamin Johnson

Led by Beth F. Milles, Carley Robinson, Samuel Ryb, Abbey Crowley, and Performing and Media Arts Production Staff

These pieces were produced by PMA and the students of 3609 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national racial reckoning catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd. We have distanced and we have connected. We have spoken and we have listened. Together, we present this piece not to answer a question, but to continue a dialogue. We hope you'll join us.

Town Hall by Caridad Svich

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Town Hall is an interactive exploration of the human condition. Is it possible for us to truly come together? To gather? To agree? If so, how?

Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Pipeline tells the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, who is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they'll never have.

A talkback will follow after the screening on Saturday, May 15.

This presentation contains strong language.

Reserve your free ticket at A link will be emailed to you prior to showtime. (Based on your personal email settings, if you do not receive this email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folder.)

Caridad Svich’s work as a playwright, translator, lyricist, and essayist has been seen in print, live theatre and digital stages at diverse venues across the US and abroad. Key works in her repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, Red Bikeand The House of the Spirits (based on Isabel Allende’s novel). Recent premieres include The Book of Magdalene and Theatre: a love story. As a screenwriter, her first feature film Fugitive Dreams, based on her play, has been seen at the Fantasia, Austin, Tallinn Black Nights, Manchester (UK) and Maryland Film Festivals. Among her awards are the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize. She is founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press and an editor at Contemporary Theatre Review. She has edited several books on theatre. Her most recent book is on Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Routledge). She was awarded the 2018 Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. 

Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theatre), Sunset Baby (LAByrinth Theatre); Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre) and Follow Me To Nellie’s (Premiere Stages). She is also the TONY nominated book writer on the new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). Dominique is alumna of The Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, Women’s Project Lab, and Lark Playwrights Workshop and has developed work at Sundance Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless” (3 seasons). Additional awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award (2), Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18, and a recent MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow.

TOWN HALL was developed at The Lark, Sheen Center and Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC, National Theatre Institute in Connecticut, and Camden People's Theatre Calm Down Dear Festival, London.

Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.



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