"The Best Kind of Gut Punch"
Clip: Season 44 Episode 1 | 1m 1s
During the theatrical run of Pipeline, audiences would linger long after the play ended, inspired to have conversations about what they just saw with their friends and complete strangers. In this clip, the cast and director of Pipeline share their hopes about what people take away from the story and its potential to spark dialogue, understanding, and change.
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Jaime Lincoln Smith plays a school security guard trying to do right by keeping order.
Namir Smallwood plays Omari, a high school student who wrestles with his identity.
Heather Velazquez plays a fiery young Latina student.
Tasha Lawrence plays Laurie, a high school teacher captured striking a student in class.
Major support for this episode is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Major funding for Live From Lincoln Center is provided by the family of Robert Wood Johnson III, the Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, Mercedes T. Bass and the National Endowment for the Arts.