Until the Flood

Venue: Festival Hall

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


Beyond the headlines


Written and Performed by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller

“Achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart” The Chicago Tribune

NYT Critic’s Pick

In this one-woman tour de force, eight radically different characters—all portrayed by Obie winning Dael Orlandersmith—share their unique reactions to the 2014 shooting of teenager Michael Brown. These vignettes, derived from real conversations Orlandersmith conducted with Ferguson community members, offer a haunting reminder of America’s ongoing struggle with racism and justice that remains as urgent today as it was seven years ago. 

This production contains adult themes, language, and references to violence.


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Dael Orlandersmith

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Dael Orlandersmith