Until the Flood

Until the Flood

Dael Orlandersmith


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  • Until the Flood is a New York Times Critic’s Pick
  • Important and timely piece of documentary theatre written in response to Michael Brown’s death
  • Orlandersmith won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play The Gimmick in 1999
  • She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Yellowman
  • She also received a Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play for Yellowman
  • Other honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, a Guggenheim and the 2005 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a playwright in mid-career
  • Orlandersmith has toured extensively with the Nuyorican Poets Café (Real Live Poetry) throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.