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

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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

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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