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
Kris Coleman

Kris is excited to join The Wilma Theater’s production of Passing Strange. Most recently Kris completed the production of Jersey Boys in Las Vegas. Additional credits include: Jersey Boys (Broadway), Dreamgirls (Malaysian Premier), Sister Act (workshop), Once on This Island (Agwe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) and Big River (Jim). Television and film credits include: The Big House (ABC), Dumbbomb Affair, and The Clone. In addition, Coleman has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center and with the R&B group The Temptations. His performance is dedicated to his mother Anita Bass Coleman, Rest In Peace.