UPDATE: This production has been cancelled due to recent advances with the COVID-19 Outbreak. We are now offering a video stream option for this production

Pipeline Video Teaser

Important information about streaming:

Once you purchase access to the video online using our sliding “pay-what-you-can”, model, you will receive an e-mail containing all the necessary information needed to access the stream. If the e-mail does not come through, please check your Promotions folder or your Spam folder.

We will be using Vimeo to host the video. To stream the video using Vimeo, you will be able to use a web browser, many smartphones and tablets, and TV streaming devices. We will provide instructions and resources for you and are happy to help as much as we can to answer questions.

The video will be available for viewing through Sunday, April 12, 2020.

We hope you will enjoy this video, and know that your purchase of this pre-recorded video stream event will help sustain Central Square Theater artists and staff while we are dark.  Art is our Activism and our production of Pipeline exemplifies this mission.

Stream purchase prices:

$10: Friend 

$20: Artist 

$50: Activist 

$100: Leader 

$200: Angel

Any payment over $20 will be a tax deductible contribution directly to the Art is Our Activism- Sustain through COVID-19 Campaign.

More questions? Call our Patron Services team 617.576.9278 x1. They are eager to help you!

About Pipeline:

Nya, an inner-city public school teacher, strives to give her only son Omari the opportunities her own students will never have. When he is threatened with expulsion from his upstate, private school, she must confront his rage and her own parenting choices. A lyrical play by Dominique Morisseau praised by the NY Times for “piercing eloquence” about “family struggling to outrun social prophecy.”

Produced by The Nora Theatre Company & WAM Theatre

Interested in bringing your school to see Pipeline? Reserve your tickets for our student matinees today.

Articles & Resources

A Note from the Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner
The Nora Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner, reflects on collaboration and art as a form of activism.

From the Playwright: Dominique Morisseau’s Rules of Engagement
Playwright Dominique Morisseau outlines her rules and suggestions for appropriately participating in her work.

“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks: A Deeper Look
Scholar James D. Sullivan delves into the comparison between two different published versions of the famous poem, as discussed in the play.


Pipeline is an emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.
— Variety
…impactful…fresh and smart…[an] intriguing new American drama.
— The Huffington Post
If Dominique Morisseau wasn’t already established as one of the most exciting theatre voices that have emerged in this young century, 'Pipeline' should surely confirm that status.
— Broadway World