Pass Over


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$16.00  $14.88
Grove Press
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5.5 X 8.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright and author of the plays Pass Over and Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. Nwandu is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova PlayGroup alum. Her honors include the Whiting Award for Drama, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, 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.


Praise for Pass Over

"Searing . . . Blazingly theatrical . . . Moses and Kitch are a dispossessed team like [Beckett's] Vladimir and Estragon, stuck in an existential cycle of hopelessness they try to master with gallows humor and jags of deluded optimism . . . Creates a vivid world of injustice while riffing on earlier ones . . . Resonates as a powerful tragedy."--New York Times

"Chilling . . . Combines daring near-experimental form and brutal content: what's at work is not some mysterious cosmic existentialism à la Beckett, but very real, very tangible racism."--New Yorker

"In the insanity of a city filled with guns, and people ready and willing to use them whenever temperatures rise, waiting isn't so much a malaise as a badge of survival. That's one of the takeaways of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over, a very potent and promising play. . . The language in the work is thrilling, poetical."--Chicago Tribune

"An intimate political play that grapples with epic themes and is likely to leave you shaken."--TimeOut

"A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, the play exposes the emotional cycle of young men stuck in a pattern and looking for a way out."--WNYC

"Emotional, sobering. . . Fiercely poetic."--Daily Herald

"Stunning and lyrical. . . Should be on every theatergoer's 'must see' list."--Broadway World