Pipeline gets its name from the “jailhouse track,” otherwise known as the results of overly harsh disciplinary actions in schools that disproportionately affect Black and Brown students, leading them to higher chances of incarceration. The play follows inner-city educator NYA as she actively chooses to send her only son OMARI to the opposite type of institution she teaches at: a private school upstate. OMARI has an altercation with one of his teachers that forces NYA to confront her attempt to remove him from situations - both macro and abstract as well as micro and tangible - that could result in OMARI falling victim to the school-to-prison pipeline. Set in modern day, “Pipeline” asks audiences what they choose - or give up - to better their child’s future.
The performance will run approximately 100 minutes.
In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our team and our community, please remain masked for the entire performance regardless of vaccination status.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Houston Warehouse Studios is located at 1506 Lorraine in the Near Northside neighborhood. Parking is limited and there is only one restroom. Please plan accordingly!