Dutchman is coming!
Announcing Performances at...
The Secret Theatre
Opening Thursday, February 8th at 7:30pm.
Each performance will conclude with a talkback discussion with our production dramaturge and some special guests, to be announced.
About the Production
In order to celebrate the life and work of playwright Amiri Baraka (Oct. 1934 to Jan. 2014) for Black History Month, we are asking for your timely donation to this vibrant and powerful production of Dutchman.
Starring Alphonso Walker Jr. (Clay) and Megan Smith (Lula) both of who studied Dutchman at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in 2016. Helmed by director, DeMone who had the immense pleasure of working with Amiri Baraka before his death, the production’s concept is one of immersion and community.
"I am so very excited about directing this work, but I'm also very saddened by the fact that this play (as written by Amiri Baraka) is STILL timely and makes us feel as if we have made very little progress as it relates to race and gender relations. I look forward to the important conversations that this play will invoke but I am even more excited about hearts and minds and paradigms that will shift as a result. Your support of this cultural and theatrical event will help to usher us into the space of healing and forward progression, which was at the center of Amiri Baraka's desire for this play. " - DeMone
Your donations go towards the cost of the stage rental, a stipend for the crew, and the marketing materials necessary to spread the word about this important work.
"Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas, the class struggle." –Amiri Baraka
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