Arcola Theatre presents

Until The Flood

Written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by Neel Keller

Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman, Young Vic) arrives in Europe to perform her urgent and revelatory play.

Missouri, 2014. Michael Brown, a black teenager, is shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.

A tidal wave of unrest sweeps across the nation, powered by a new activist movement called Black Lives Matter. Its ripples are felt all over the world.

In this gripping and revelatory drama, based on real-life interviews from the aftermath of the shooting, Dael Orlandersmith journeys into the heart and soul of modern-day America.

Confronting the powerful forces of history, race and politics, she embodies the many faces of a community rallying for justice, and a country still yearning for change.


Also playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“An urgent moral inquest”The New York Times (Critics' Pick)

“A poetic plea for understanding and peace that ought to be heard all across the land”Theatermania