Newhouse Theater

"PIPELINE confirms Dominique Morisseau's reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence. Directed by the gifted Lileana Blain-Cruz, this passionate play about a family struggling to outrun social prophecy is potent and intensely acted.

The New York Times, July 10, 2017

A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew). 

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 

With profound compassion and lyricism, PIPELINE brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (War at LCT3, Red Speedo).

Pipeline On the LCT Blog

  • Karen Pittman Sings "The Tremble in My Heart"

    Karen Pittman Sings "The Tremble in My Heart"

    PIPELINE has completed a well-received, well-attended engagement in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. I find myself flashing back, however, to the week before rehearsals began.

  • Karen Pittman: Being of Service

    Karen Pittman: Being of Service

    Almost at the outset of my interview with Karen Pittman, she began talking about “the joy of playing Nya,” her worried mother and high-school teacher in PIPELINE.