Live From Lincoln Center is proud to present Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed staging of Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, available for broadcast on PBS February 8 and streaming on BroadwayHD.
In this riveting production, Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman) is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students’ achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), 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 rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
“Emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous … raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.”
“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.”
– New York Times
“Pipeline showcases an American playwright in full blaze.”