Inside Passage

Provident Charter School
March 2 – 25
8 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Winter may be winding down, but audiences will be transported to the Inside Passage of Alaska when Quantum Theatre presents its latest world premiere.

Written by Pittsburgh-based playwright Gab Cody, “Inside Passage” takes Quantum up to Pittsburgh’s uniquely situated Troy Hill neighborhood, where it’s staging the site-specific work inside Provident Charter School’s Chapel Annex overlooking the city and river below.

The highly personal play chronicles Cody’s “long lost family and a reunion 35 years in the making among the Tlingit, indigenous people of coastal Alaska.” The culmination of a three-year development process, the multimedia work weaves Cody’s memories growing up in Alaska with her parents, step-siblings and Tlingit Indian foster siblings.

With both compassion and humor, the innovative production blends live performance with documentary film shot on location in Alaska. Audiences will follow Cody’s return to Alaska and her moving search for siblings who might not want to be found.

Directed by Sam Turich, the autobiographical work features film collaboration and lighting by Rob Long, and an ensemble cast of six performers plus “two ill-mannered bears” playing numerous characters.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...