'Until the Flood'
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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.
Watch a Free Conversation with Dael Orlandersmith, Neel Keller and Student Artists
Center Theatre Group hosted a conversation on December 11 with Until the Flood Writer/Performer Dael Orlandersmith, Director Neel Keller, and student artists representing theatres across the country. Moderated by Center Theatre Group’s Teaching Artist, Christine Breihan. Participating student artists include Alex W. (Milwaukee Repertory), Fletcher J. and Sonia-Sofia R. (Center Theatre Group), Mikayla A. (Portland Center Stage), Ariel B. (Goodman Theatre), and Marie-Antoinette B. (Denver Center for the Performing Arts).
Listen: A Conversation with Dael Orlandersmith from January 2000
Teaching Artist Gregg Chadwick partnered with Susan Greider, Creative Director for the Visual Art Department, on a project inspired by Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith which explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. All eighteen participating students saw the performance and met with Director Neel Keller as they embarked on creating “Portrait Boxes” based on an interview with a peer or family member. Read More
Explore more Until the Flood resources
Delve into an interview between playwright Dael Orlandersmith and Sarah Brandt, the Associate Director of Education and, Publications Manager at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and make sure to check out a collection of Until the Flood resources provided by theatres across the country.
Available on demand beginning Sunday, November 15
UNTIL THE FLOOD
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 is also available on AllArts.org.
TOTAL RUN TIME: 69 minutes (pausable)