Dael Orlandersmith’s Until The Flood to come to London’s Arcola Theatre
Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith has not only written this gripping drama but will also perform her urgent play. Following from its European premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, Orlandersmith’s play will transfer to the Arcola Theatre and tickets for Until The Flood are already anticipated to be high in demand.
What is Until The Flood about?
In 2014 in Missouri, USA, Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager. This shooting ignited social uproar, and driven by the activist movement Black Lives Matter, a controversial investigation was initiated by the US Department of Justice. Following the ripples the shooting caused across the world, Dael Orlandersmith interviewed those who were shaken up by the horrific event. These real-life interviews are what inspired Orlandersmith and the eight characters that she created, through who she explores the heart and soul of modern-day America.
This revelatory drama explores the powerful forces of American history, race and politics. Inspired by genuine conversations, Orlandersmith embodies a community who are reeling from the shooting and explores how they struggle to come to terms with the effects of the event. The characters, like the community, are hungry for change and rally for justice.
Who is Dael Orlandersmith?
Dael Orlandersmith is a writer, poet and actress. She is most popularly known for her Pulitzer Prize finalist play Yellowman (Young Vic Theatre). Yellowman also received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play. Her recent play, Until The Flood, was commissioned by The Repertory Theatre of St Louis and played at numerous theatres across the United States. Her theatre writing credits include The Gimmick (Pegasus Theatre Chicago), Bones (Kirk Douglas Theatre) and Forever (US tour/Abbey Theatre, Dublin).
This intense drama will perform at London’s Arcola Theatre from 4 September and ending 28 September 2019. Don’t miss out on this limited run and book your Until The Flood tickets. Orlandersmith’s play received critical acclaim over in the states and is likely to receive a similar response here!