Pass Over

Pass Over

An Interview with Director Monica White Ndounou

“When the Front Porch Arts Collective reached out to me to direct this show I had not yet seen it or read the play. I read it a few times, thinking about the various plays being written during our current moment, (i.e. the Black Lives Matter movement which is part of a continuum of Black liberation movements), I wanted to explore the possibilities of using the Black American acting traditions that I am writing about in my book to center Black artists and audiences.”

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Pass Over Additional Reading

Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, though only 90 minutes, is an incredibly complex play, drawing both on historical source material, some dating back over two thousand years ago, and on current events and movements. Here’s a select reading list to provide some context to our production, and to serve as a second step to larger conversations and action.

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Pass Over Photos

To download high resolution images, click the thumbnails below, then right-click and choose “Save Image As.” All photos by Nile Scott Studios.

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Pass Over

Pass Over

WINNER! 2019 Lortel Award for Outstanding Play! Moses and Kitch chat their way through yet another aimless day on their local street corner in this groundbreaking mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga. Crafting everyday profanity into poetic and humorous riffs, the friends share their dreams of deliverance, until an ominous stranger changes their world forever. Potent, daring, and breathtakingly theatrical, Pass Over unflinchingly exposes the reality of young black men just looking for a way out.

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