In-Person on stage at The Spot with a fully vaccinated company *approved by AEA
by ANTOINETTE NWANDU
– The New York Times
POSTPONED TBA 2022
co-directed by RONEY JONES + SAVINA BARINI
PASS OVER is generously sponsored by ALI LONG
"likely to leave you shaken."– Time Out
PASS OVER is suitable for adults and recommended for audiences 14+ due to strong language, violence and mature themes.
approx. 90 minutes *NO INTERMISSION*
"Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner—talking shit, 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 that they are desperately trying to escape.
Spike Lee directed a film version of the play that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest, and was produced by Amazon Studios. A provocative riff on the Book of Exodus and Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a remarkable work of politically-charged theater by a bold new American voice."
ALL TICKETHOLDERS FOR ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DATES (2/17-2/26)WILL BE REFUNDED.
TICKETS FOR FUTURE DATES WILL BE RELEASED ONE MONTH PRIOR. SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE EARLY ACCESS.
STANDARD >> $31
STUDENT >> $15
*special price for patrons currently enrolled in school
30 and under >> $15
*special price for patrons aged 30 and under
Ticket prices include service fees. All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded, only exchanged for other available show dates.
In the event of a performance cancelation due to COVID-19 all ticket holders will be given the option to donate their ticket, receive a one-time refund or exchange for another performance.
“In the insanity of a city filled with guns, and people ready and willing to use them whenever temperatures rise, waiting isn’t so much a malaise as a badge of survival. That’s one of the takeaways of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, a very potent and promising play. . . The language in the work is thrilling, poetical.
“Chilling . . . Combines daring near-experimental form and brutal content: what’s at work is not some mysterious cosmic existentialism à la Beckett, but very real, very tangible racism."
Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright and author of the plays Pass Over and Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. Nwandu is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova PlayGroup alum. Her honors include the Whiting Award for Drama, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.
cover artwork by Alim Smith