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Graphic Design by Yahzmine Clayton

Dutchman is an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man is murdered by an insane and calculating white seductress, who is coldly preparing for her next victim as the curtain comes down. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay and Lula spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. Baraka's play is one of mythical proportions, a ritual drama that has a sociological purpose: to galvanize his audience into revolutionary action.

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 23rd

7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays

4:00pm Sundays

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ALL PERFORMANCES HELD AT INDY CONVERGENCE

2611 W. Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN, 46222

REVIEWS

"Gibbs and McCray deliver Baraka’s words with cutting precision."

- John Lyle Belden

(Plays With John & Wendy)

"Dutchman, a graceful masterpiece, is an intensely personal and furiously political play."

- The Marriage Matinee

(BroadwayWorld.com)

"Directed with admirable focus and momentum by Shawn Whitsell, Jamaal McCray and Dani Gibbs handle well the range of exhibitionism and reserve the characters go through, provoked by each other and (more important) America's unresolved racial divisions."

- Jay Harvey

(Jay Harvey Upstage)

SPECIAL THANKS

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis

CREATIVE TEAM

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AMIRI BARAKA

Playwright

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KYE WALTON

Stage Manager

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SHAWN WHITSELL

Director

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KYLIE CLARK

Costume / Set Design

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KIARA DOWELL

Asst. Director

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YAHZMINE CLAYTON

Graphic Design

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CALEB CLARK

Lighting / Sound Design

CAST

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JAMAAL McCRAY

Clay

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DANI GIBBS

Lula

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DEONT'A STARK

Young Man

GALLERY

MEDIA

"Dutchman"

ALL MEDIA DESIGN BY CALEB BOYER & BRANDI UNDERWOOD

DUTCHMAN