Directed by Serena Elize-Flores
Written by Antoinette Nwandu
April 28 - May 7, 2023
Thu, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm
Two black men stand on an American street corner, passing the time. Woven into the familiar patterns of their small talk are their fears, dreams, and hopes for a future promised land. When their conversation is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers, everything they’ve discussed is suddenly thrown into question. With a deliberate nod to ‘Waiting for Godot,’ PASS OVER is both a joyful celebration and a powerful lament for the experience of the black man in America.
Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright via Los Angeles. Her play Breach will receive a World Premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in February 2018. She is currently under commission from Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles. Antoinette’s plays have been supported by the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor: Katori Hall), the Kennedy Center, Page73, Ars Nova, PlayPenn, Southern Rep, The Flea Theater, Naked Angels, Fire This Time and The Movement Theater Company. Honors include a spot on the 2016 Kilroys list, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Antoinette is a graduate of Harvard University, The University of Edinburgh and Tisch School of the Arts.