by Dominique Morisseau
March 22 – April 21, 2019 (Press Opening: March 29)
“PIPELINE SHOWCASES AN AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT IN FULL BLAZE!” —Huffington Post
Nominated for five 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards, including ‘Outstanding Play.’ In Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students’ achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari, to a private boarding school.
When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari’s actions, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
Length & Content
Pipleline has a run time of 90 minutes with no intermission.
Pipeline is recommended for ages 13 and up. It contains adult language and situations.
Handicap seating limited for this production. Please call to reserve if needed.
Wednesday – Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday at 5 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM
- Tickets start at $30 on Wednesdays & Thursdays, and $35 on weekends.
- Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up.
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- Full-time students under 25-years-old can purchase tickets for $20 by calling Box Office.
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- Nya: Wendy Fox-Williams *
- Omari: Stephen Ruffin
- Jasmine: Asia Howard
- Xavier: Jay Jones
- Laurie: Vicki Ellis Gray
- Dun: Lamar K. Cheston *
- Director: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden & Keith Arthur Bolden
- Scenic Designers: Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay
- Projection Designer: Bradley Bergeron
- Costume Designer: Sydney Roberts
- Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
- Sound Designer: Chris Lane
- Properties Designer: Natalie Parker
- Stage Manager: Julianna M. Lee *
- Assistant Stage Manager: Julie Skrzypek
- Assistant to the Director: Charity Irby
- Assistant Sound Designer: Jeremiah Davison
- Costume Assistant: Nicole Clockell
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
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 book writer on the new musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Dominique is an 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. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless”. 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, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18.
- Horizon Theatre: The Ryan & Ellen Show: Episode 2
- Horizon Theatre: WE REAL COOL
- Horizon Theatre: What PIPELINE Means To The Team Of PIPELINE
- Horizon Theatre: PIPELINE Trailer
- Lincoln Center Theater: PIPELINE: Seeing The Whole Person
- Broadwaycom: Get Schooled About New Drama PIPELINE
Social Media Highlights
- WABE: City Lights: Horizon Theatre’s Pipeline
- hoodline: Top Theater Events In Atlanta
- BroadwayWorld ATL: PIPELINE Announced At Horizon Theatre
- Atlanta INtown: “Horizon has gifted us with an important, gripping show; don’t miss it.”
- ArtsATL: “From the set to the actors, the entire production reads of personal connections”
- MWMIVSpeaks: “Plays the truth in every moment … it’s the best play running in ATL”
- Atlanta Theatre Buzz: “A terrific production of a most excellent play.”
Want To Dive Deeper?
Here’s a great additional resource to learn about the play, playwright, and issues of the play.
- Lincoln Center Theater: Collection Of Essays & Reflections Around The Issues In Pipeline
Interviews With The Playwright
- American Theatre: Push and Pull: Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline
- The Interval: Interview with Dominique Morisseau About Writing Pipeline
- owlcation: Analysis of Poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
- UMassAmherst: Broadside Press Collection
- The New Yorker: The Hammer and the Nail: Richard Wright’s Modern Condition
School To Prison Pipeline
- teenVOGUE: How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Works
- ThoughtCo.: Understanding the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- The American Prospect: Parents Must Shut Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- American Bar Association: The Emergence of the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Educators/Study Guides for Students
Also great for adults who want to dive deeper!