Until the Flood

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Until the Flood

Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

audio performed by: Dael Orlandersmith
genre: Entertainment - Art
publication date:09/22/2020
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Until the Flood is the latest riveting Audible Original theatrical event, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, The Gimmick, Beauty's Daughter).

Inspired by extensive interviews following the 2014 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Police Officer Darren Wilson, Orlandersmith gives equal voice and embodies the many faces of a community haunted by injustice in a country yearning for change.

Until the Flood is a tour de force solo performance that explores the dark forces of American history, race and politics that exploded in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and sent shock waves across the nation. 

The stage production of Until the Flood was commissioned by the Repertory Theatre of St Louis and directed by Neel Keller. Sound design and original music by Justin Ellington. Produced by the Arcola Theatre, London, United Kingdom, in 2019. 

Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Stage Edinburgh Award.

Warning: This play includes scenes that some listeners may find upsetting. Strong language is used throughout.