Passing Strange

Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Directed by Tea Alagić
January 10, 2018February 18, 2018

Meet the Artists

Cast

Taysha Marie Canales • Sheri/Renata/Desi
Kris Coleman • Narrator
Kimberly S. Fairbanks • Mother
Savannah L. Jackson • Edwina/Marianna/Sudabey
Anthony Martinez-Briggs • Terry/Christophe/Venus
Lindsay Smiling • Mr. Franklin/Joop/Hugo
Jamar Williams • Youth
Jake Hager • Guitar/Keyboards
Amanda Morton • Keyboards / Guitar
Ellyn Heald • Bass
Ben Diamond • Drums

Production Team

Stew • Book Writer, Co-Composer and Lyricist
Heidi Rodewald • Co-Composer
Tea Alagic • Director
Scott Pask • Set Designer
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Vasilija Zivanic • Costume Designer
Nick Kourtides • Sound Designer
Christopher Ash • Co-Projection Designer
Tal Yarden • Co-Projection Designer
Amanda Morton • Music Director
Constantine Baecher • Choreographer
Walter Bilderback • Dramaturg
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager
Clayton Tejada • Production Manager
Anthony Martinez-Briggs

Anthony Martinez-Briggs is a collaborative spirit grateful to work yet again with the Wilma. He is a teaching artist (Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Wilma Theater, Village of Arts and Humanities), actor (Recent: Adapt! and When The Rain Stops Falling [Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble] at the Wilma), Resident Artist with the Wilma HotHouse, social justice advocate, writer, director, sound designer (Upcoming: Bienvenidos Blancos with Team Sunshine Corp) and proud member of the band ILL DOOTS. ILL DOOTS has been seen on stage at The Wilma Theater in An Octoroon and in Flashpoint Theater’s Hands Up: 6 testaments, 6 playwrights for which they received a Barrymore for Original Music. ILL DOOTS recently completed a commission under the Painted Bride Art Center creating a docu-concert titled Existence, Resistance and the Sounds of Surrounding about gentrification in North Philadelphia. Connect with the movement at www.illdoots.com.