Passing Strange by poet and composer Stew… began as an evening of music and spoken work in Joe's Pub at the New York Public Theater. It is the story of a young man whose search for belonging takes him from the African-American middle class culture into various Bohemias. The piece incorporates a live band, dance, and song to explore the notions of black authenticity, the double outsider status of black bohemians, and the definition of home."
This piece was workshopped at the Sundance Theatre lab in July 2005. ( The first act was developed in the summer of 2004 at the Sundance Theatre Lab.)