Amiri Baraka's 1964 text serves as foundation for a timely reconstruction examining eloquent blind fury, racial hysteria, sexual hysteria, and white obsession with silencing the black voice/body. (Flying) Dutchman is part ceremony, townhall meeting, racial debate, hypnosis session, and rite created to navigate the haunted outer reaches of the human psyche. And to conjure up Baraka himself for marching orders, words of wisdom, our final wake up call. Join Theatre Of War as we wipe away the dust from this artifact of a play, hoping it will serve as talisman and compass in these abnormal times.
(Flying) Dutchman will feature Malcolm B. Hines and Jonathan Schenk with Additional Text from Les Negres, Clownerie by Jean Genet, Sound Design by Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, and Dramaturgy by Genee Alyse Coreno.
About the Artists
Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (Director) is a freelance writer-director originally from Baltimore. His work as both performer and director has been featured between New York and Maryland at venues such as the Eubie Blake Jazz Institute, JACK, Millennium Film Workshop, HERE, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Brick, Bushwick Starr, BAX, The Performing Garage, and University Settlement.