By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Damaris Webb

A co-production with 

February 19 – March 15

Wednesday – Friday, Feb 19-21: Preview performances. Tickets just $19!

Saturday, Feb 22: Opening Night. Tickets – $55. All Opening Night patrons are invited to the post-show reception with the cast, creative team, and crew.

Wednesday, Mar 4: ASL Interpreted performance. Tickets – $25

Show Supporter

The Collins Foundation

Show Sponsor

Jon Betlinski & Kimberly Howard


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. Morisseau pens a 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.

The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Nya – Ramona Lisa Alexander*
Omari – La' Tevin Alexander^
Jasmine – Tyharra Cozier
Xavier – Reggie Lee Wilson
Laurie – Alissa Jessup
Dun – Jasper Howard

Understudy – Omari -Auntais Faulkner+
Understudy – Jasmine – Ash Heffernan+

*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity
+Current Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company member
^Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company member

Creative Team

Playwright – Dominique Morisseau
Director – Damaris Webb
Assistant Director – Andrea Vernae
Directing Apprentice – Taylor Stark+
Stage Manager – Lilo Alfaro*
Asst Stage Manager – Riley Lozano+
Scenic Designer – Ruben Arana-Downs
Costume Designer – Wanda Walden
Lighting Designer – Blanca Forzan
Sound Designer – Phil Johnson
Properties Designer – Kyra Sanford
Master Carpenter – Molly Gardner
Master Electrician – Jeff Ruggiero
Electrician/Carpenter – Melanie Owens
Sound Engineer – Rory Breshears
Scenic Artist – David Pritchard
Design Apprentice – Bei Yi Teo+

Show image by Brandon Morayo

Join us for Opening Night Dinner with Director Damaris Webb

Join us for our Opening Night dinner with Pipeline Director Damaris Webb. Guests will get a “behind the scenes” look into our co-production with Confrontation Theatre. Confrontation's Managing Director Andrea Vernae and Playhouse Co-Founder Brian Weaver will also speak. 
Dinner will be held at Firehouse Restaurant at 5:00 pm on February 22nd. Tickets are $100 ($50 is tax-deductible).

About Confrontation Theatre


Our mission is to present excellent, affordable theatre by and about the African diaspora. Our purpose is to provide black youth access and opportunities to creatively express themselves unapologetically through theatre, strengthen connections within our culture, and establish long-term artistic development.

We explore the Black experience from a Black perspective. So all of our stories showcase the reality of being an African American. Our plays are for us and by us, but we welcome all to come and experience a perspective that may be different than their own. On top of a genuine Black experience, we proudly display new work. By staying current, Confrontation Theatre can explore new playwrights and tell stories that you may have never heard before. Our goal? To create a window into what Black life in America is actually like.

For more information visit www.confrontationtheatre.org

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