Until the Flood
In the gripping and revelatory Until the Flood, Dael Orlandersmith journeys into the heart and soul of modern-day America—confronting the powerful forces of history, race, and politics. Drawn from interviews following the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, Orlandersmith embodies the many faces of a community rallying for justice and a country still yearning for change.
“Until the Flood is far and away the richest and most painful of the Orlandersmith pieces I have seen…So palpably compassionate, it achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart. ”- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"A poetic plea for understanding and peace that ought to be heard all across the land. "- Theatermania
“Orlandersmith gets under these black skins and white skins and finds common humanity of people who are just… people. ”- Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“Until the Flood is an urgent moral inquest. ”- Jesse Green, New York Times
“There is an urgency being relayed by Orlandersmith in this American drama, one that declares, ‘We are all responsible. ’”- Sasha Bonét, Village Voice