Dael Orlandersmith’s play will play at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in August before heading to London in September.
Written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, Until the Flood will play at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival from the 1st to the 24th August, before heading to London’s Arcola Theatre from the 4th to the 28th September.
In 2014, African American teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. In this urgent and gripping drama, based on real-life interviews with Missouri residents in the aftermath of the shooting, Dael Orlandersmith portrays the many faces of a community rallying for justice, and a country still yearning for change.
The production is directed by Neel Keller who is associate Artistic Director at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. His theatre credits include Office Hour (South Coast Repertory), Quack, different words for the same thing (Kirk Douglas Theatre), The Nether (Goodman Theatre) and Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up (Claire Tow Theater).
Dael Orlandersmith is a playwright, poet, actor, teacher and Pulitzer Prize nominee for her play Yellowman. Until The Flood was commissioned by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and played at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Goodman Theatre, ACT and Portland Center Stage. Her writing credits for theatre includeForever (US tour/Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Horsedreams (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater).
Until the Flood will feature designs by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger, sound design by Justin Ellington and video design by Nicholas Hussong.
Until the Flood will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 4th to the 28th September.