Experimental, allegorical and angry, Dutchman is set on a New York City subway train, where Lula, a young white woman, strikes up a conversation with Clay, a young middle-class black man. As the play unspools, she goads him, with liberal righteousness, into releasing the anger that, as a black man, he must surely be harboring. Dutchman is an allusion to The Dutch East India Company, a leading operator of slave ships during the 17th century, whose flagship, tradition holds, was named Flying Dutchman .

Presented as part of the 2014-15 Season

Play opened February 5, 2015 at the Castillo Theatre

Artist Credits

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Playwright Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka
Director Woodie King, Jr. Woodie King Jr
Set Designer Chris Cumberbatch
Lighting Designer Antoinette Tynes Antoinette Tynes
Costume Designer Carolyn Adams
Sound Designer Bill Toles
Actor Ryan Jillian Kilpatrick
Actor Michael Alcide

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