ASU Black Theatre Organization presents 'Pipeline'

A collage of images shows a black young man in an orange jumpsuit, the barbed wire fence of a prison, and empty classroom chairs

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

ASU Black Theatre Organization presents


Written by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett

"Pipeline" takes a deep look into the American educational system for underprivileged students. Nya is an inner-city high school teacher whose son, Omari, is educated at a private boarding school. She is desperate to give him opportunities that her students will never see and she is determined to fight for his future. The title of the play refers directly to the US ‘school-to-prison pipeline’, whereby underprivileged and disadvantaged students are funneled out of public education and into juvenile and criminal justice systems.
The Feb. 26 show at 2 p.m. will feature a talkback panel discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline following the performance.  

This event is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited. RSVPs are highly recommended.

Directions and Parking:

Parking is available at ASU Gammage (Feb. 17-19) and in surrounding paid parking lots (Feb. 24-26). Nelson Fine Arts Center is located at 51 E. 10th St. The building is east of ASU Art Museum and north of ASU Gammage, with entrance doors off 10th street or by the lighted structures outside the Galvin Playhouse Theatre. 


Event contact

Friday, February 17, 2023

7 p.m. Feb. 17-18, 24-25; 2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26

7:00 pm9:00 pm (MST)


Nelson Fine Arts Center, Room 133


RSVPs recommended