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UNTIL THE FLOOD - Screening and conversation

When: Thursday, November 3, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Clare, Lu, ’n’ Em Theater (Wirtz Center 201), 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Wirtz Center   (847) 491-7282

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts


By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller

The Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, in association with One Book, One 
Northwestern, will host a screening of Until the Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer 
Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith, in a Rattlestick Theatre Production presented in 
association with the Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group. The “palpably 
compassionate” performance (The Chicago Tribune) explores the social uprising in 
Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her 
extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical 
experience that must be seen.  The Los Angeles Times asserts that “Orlandersmith 
gives expression to America’s racial stalemate with lyrical flow. Written with as much 
empathy as outrage, Until the Flood quietly assures that the struggle lives on.” 
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Dael Orlandersmith and School of
Communication Assistant Dean and Executive Artistic Director Tanya Palmer.

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