Digital Stage (free). Available on demand beginning November 15.

Dael Orlandersmith in "Until the Flood." Photo by Robert Altman.


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Available on demand beginning Sunday, November 15

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Written & Performed by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller

Until the Flood, was originally commissioned and produced by The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, and subsequently produced around the United States and in Ireland, Scotland, and England, with the same performer, director, and creative team.

The following theaters in the United States have joined together to sponsor this recording and make this broadcast possible:
A Contemporary Theatre—Seattle, Washington
Center Theatre Group—Los Angeles, California
DCPA Theater—Denver, Colorado
The Goodman Theatre—Chicago, Illinois
Milwaukee Repertory Theater—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Portland Center Stage—Portland, Oregon
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater—New York, New York
Repertory Theater of St. Louis—St. Louis, Missouri

The presentation will use video footage from the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre production.

Streaming will be available on

TOTAL RUN TIME: 69 minutes (pausable)

About Until the Flood

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”

“Orlandersmith gives expression to America’s racial stalemate with lyrical flow. Written with as much empathy as outrage…'Until the Flood' quietly assures that the struggle lives on.” —Los Angeles Times

Until the Flood was produced at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in January 2020.

Scenes from the Vault

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