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
Vasilija Zivanic

Recipient of the Kahn Career Award for Exceptional Talent, Ms. Zivanic’s credentials include When the Rain Stops Falling, The Hard Problem, Hamlet, R&G Are Dead, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq by Paula Vogel, and Leaving by Václav Havel (The Wilma Theater); The Daughters of the Mood (Edinburgh Festival); Cosi Fan Tutte (Huntington Theatre); Venus, Necessary Targets, Godspell, La Lorona (The Beckett Theatre, NYC); and The Magic Flute. She has been a fabric painter for leading New York studio Parson Meares on Broadway including The Lion King, Wicked, Spamalot, Dracula, and Disney’s Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and Aladdin. Ms. Zivanic works as a fashion designer and illustrator for various clients in the US and Europe. She is Professor at Parsons and FIT in NYC. Some of her work is published in The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration by M. Dawber and Fashion Drawing by M. Bryant.