Written by Antoinette Nwandu
Sunday, January 2nd,
2pm - 4pm
Monday, January 3rd,
All roles are paid. Show runs 2/3/22 - 2/13/22
620 1st Ave South
St. Petersburg FL
ABOUT THE PLAY
In PASS OVER, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s "powerful and provocative" (Arifa Akbar, The Guardian) new play, Moses and Kitch talk smack, pass the time, and hope that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans. Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy over its 95 minutes, PASS OVER crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out.
Emerging filmmaker, Erica Sutherlin, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Currently, Ms. Sutherlin is the recipient of Facebook’s SEEN initiative for black filmmakers. As writer-director, she is preparing to direct her first Lifetime Network movie. This is her second feature following Stratosphere, in which, she directed and co-wrote. Before her appointment as director, Ms. Sutherlin was selected for the Lifetime Network’s Director Shadow program and held a Fellowship with the Blackhouse Foundation Sundance Fellows program.
As a writer, during her time at USC, Ms. Sutherlin, in various writer’s rooms assisted in development, writing and producing the sitcom, UnSchooled; a short-form limited dramatic series, SUGAR LAND and the multiple official festival selected, Voodoo Macbeth, which was produced by Warner Brothers and University of Southern California. Recently, she completed her second feature film script, Falling.
As a poet and essayist, Ms. Sutherlin has published works in Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love and Hooked on the Art of Love: bell hooks and My Calling for Soul-Work, works by Dr. Gary Lemons, professor of English at University of South Florida.
Amongst her talents as a writer-director, Ms. Sutherlin produces and develops creative content for Global Metropolis Media. After receiving her Bachelors of Art degree in Theater Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Ms. Sutherlin became a theatrical director (stage), Equity actress, writer and arts educator who has performed and taught nationally and internationally.
Ms. Sutherlin has directed a variety of productions, namely, Secret in the Wings, Memphis The Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin, Clybourne Park, Polaroid Stories, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wiz, For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, and many more.
As an actress she has held leading roles and created notable characters in numerous productions including, Macbeth, In the Blood, Steel Magnolias, Doubt, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Soothsayin’, A Stylin’ Julius Caesar and many more.
She has received the Shriram Family Fellowship, Jean & Ruth Negulesco Endowment Fellowship, the Director’s Citation and the NSHSS Nobel Educator of Distinction Award. Her theatre company, The Space @2106, was awarded Tampa Bay’s Theatre on the Rise. Ms. Sutherlin has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazine, radio shows and digital media source platforms for her performances, writings and directing accolades.