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
Savannah L. Jackson

Savannah is making her Wilma Theater debut. Savannah is a MFA Acting student at Temple University; she received her BFA in acting from Oklahoma City University. Recent credits include: Reggie in the world premiere of Kristoffer Diaz’s Reggie Hoops (Temple University); Katherine in Henry V (Delaware Shakespeare); Luciana in Comedy of Errors (Delaware Shakespeare); Shanita in a reading of Skeleton Crew (People’s Light and Theater Company); Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (Cynthia Poteet Theatre); Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Oklahoma Children’s Theatre). Endless thanks to God, my family, friends, and TU cohort. Also, a huge ‘thank you’ to all who contributed to the telling of this story!