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

Cast

Taysha 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

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
Stew

THEATER: Book, Co-Composer and Lyricist for Passing Strange (2008 Tony—Best Book, 2-time 2007 Obie for (Best New Theater Piece and Best Ensemble ), Family Album (2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Notes of a Native Song (Spring 2015 Harlem Stage), Wagner, Max! Wagner! (Fall 2015 Kennedy Center) The Total Bent (Public Theater 2016), Making It (Spring 2010 St. Anne’s Warehouse), Brooklyn Omnibus (Fall 2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music) Resurrection City (2016 Studio Theatre), Chicago Omnibus (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2012) FILM: Spike Lee’s Passing Strange. ROCK AND ROLL: Stew and The Negro Problem. Albums: Post Minstrel Syndrome, Joys and Concerns, Guest Host and The Naked Dutch Painter (both called Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly), Welcome Black, Something Deeper than These Changes, Making It, and the cast album of Passing Strange. Numerous Lincoln Center appearances, United Nations, Symphony Space. Guest Host and Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly TV: Stew is co-composer (w/ Heidi Rodewald) of “Gary Come Home,” for SpongeBob SquarePants. ARTS EDUCATION: Doctor of Humane Letters, Oshkosh University, Wisconsin; California Inst. of the Arts; New School; Stanford; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of the Arts, Philly. Stew is a Sundance Institute Alum.