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
Jamar Williams

Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (dir. Richard Jones, Park Ave. Armory), The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theatre), Invisible Thread (dir. Diane Paulus, Second Stage), Broken Window Theory (Nuyorican Cafe). Regional: Burn All Night, Witness Uganda (A.R.T), Cardboard Piano (dir. Leigh Silverman, Humana Festival), Hairspray, The Piano Lesson, (Santa Rosa Rep). Workshops/Readings: Sundance Theater Lab 2017 (new musical by Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay Abaire), Secret Soldiers (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Fire in Dreamland (Public Theatre), Directors Lab 2016 (Lincoln Center), Kill Floor (LCT3), Choir Boys (MTC). Tours: Theatre Works USA. Special thanks to God, my mom and sisters, M.A., Nicolosi & Co. I dedicate my work to the eternal memory of my Dad; Thank You for guiding me. Graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. @jamer12