Until the Flood

WRITTEN BY DAEL ORLANDERSMITH
STREAMING EARLY 2021
DIRECTED BY REGINALD L. DOUGLAS

When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson in 2014, the outrage and protests that followed were a wake-up call to some and familiar, exhausting news to others. Dael Orlandersmith draws from dozens of interviews across Ferguson’s communities in Until the Flood, using one specific flashpoint of race and power to look at the ongoing pain of a litany of Black deaths at the hands of police. Studio Associate Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas reimagines Orlandersmith’s solo play with a cross-generational ensemble of three Black women, celebrating the resolve for justice that remains as urgent today as it was six* years ago.   

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Part of Studio In Frame, two plays reconceived for our current moment, filmed with multiple cameras at Studio and broadcast digitally, these productions offer the chemistry and intensity of in-the-room performance while keeping artists and audiences safe. Streaming in early 2021.

Studio Theatre's 2020-2021 season is made possible through the generosity of Season Sponsors Susan and Dixon Butler; Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber; Jean and David Grier; Albert Lauber and Craig Hoffman; Robert and Arlene Kogod; Joan and David Maxwell; Teresa and Dan Schwartz; Linda and Steve Skalet; Bobbi and Ralph Terkowitz.

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Orlandersmith gives expression to America’s racial stalemate with lyrical flow. Written with as much empathy as outrage…Until the Flood assures that the struggle lives on.
Los Angeles Times
An urgent moral inquest.
The New York Times