Until The Flood (USA)
Arcola Theatre Production Company
Written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller
WINNER OF THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD AND THE STAGE EDINBURGH AWARD.
Missouri, 2014. Michael Brown, a black teenager, is shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. A tidal wave of unrest sweeps across the nation, powered by a new activist movement called Black Lives Matter. Its ripples are felt all over the world.
In this gripping and revelatory drama, based on real-life interviews from the aftermath of the shooting, Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Young Vic) journeys into the heart and soul of modern-day America. Confronting the powerful forces of history, race and politics, she embodies the many faces of a community rallying for justice, and a country still yearning for change.
★★★★★ “Searing and immaculate ... superbly performed” – The Scotsman
★★★★★ “Orlandersmith cleverly escalates the emotional intensity in the room through each story, each account, each remark” – Miro Magazine
★★★★★ “A masterful performance ... bold, moving and timely” – The List