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


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
Walter Bilderback

Walter Bilderback (Dramaturg/Literary Manager)  is in his 13th season at the Wilma. During that time he’s helped select seasons and has worked on the vast majority of the plays produced in that time. Particular recent favorites include Our Class, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, Hamlet and When the Rain Stops Falling. Before coming to Philadelphia, Walter worked for numerous theaters across the country, including CenterStage, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, and on Broadway. He's read plays and sat on selection committees for many organizations, most recently the O'Neill and the Playwrights Center.