Until the Flood

European premiere | Arcola Theatre By Dael Orlandersmith
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Young Vic) arrives in Europe to perform her urgent and revelatory play.

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 drama, based on real-life interviews from the aftermath of the shooting, Dael Orlandersmith 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.

Image: Nicholas Hussong


  • Writer & PerformerDael Orlandersmith
  • DirectorNeel Keller
  • Scenic DesignerTakeshi Kata
  • Composer/Sound DesignerJustin Ellington
  • Lighting DesignerMary Louise Geiger
  • Costume DesignerKaye Voyce
  • Video DesignerNicholas Hussong

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