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Laura Jacobs

as Lula

Anna Oakley

as Train Rider

Frank Oakley III

as Clay

Timothy Burks

as Train Rider

Dutchman Cast/Crew

Orlando Newton

as Conductor

Nicole Hodges Persley

Director

Richard J. Burt

as Train Rider

Rana Esfandiary

Assistant Director/Set

Designer

Troy Cox

Assistant Stage Manager

David Ruis

Dramaturg

Laura Burt

Stage Manager

Dutchman

As the 50th Anniversary passes of this seldom-produced play of the Black Arts Movement, KCMeltingPot Theatre brings to the stage Dutchman, by Amri Baraka.   On a subway car in New York city during the late1960s Clay, a middle- class black man en route to somewhere, is forced to engage the stereotypes of black masculinity in the dominant American imagination head on when he encounters Lula, an eccentric white woman who pokes and prods at his black manhood. Written at the height of the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements in the United States, Amiri Baraka's Obie-Award Winning play Dutchman captures the nation's deepest fears from the past about race and racism in a rich, poetic dialogue, so rich that it flattens time to predict those fears in the present. In his last play as LeRoi Jones, Baraka reflects the zeitgeist of black rage and repression embedded in the fears and stereotypes of whites in the late 20th century. This timeless story boldly foretells the future of racial tensions in America in the 21st century as it turns the notion of post-raciality on its head. KC MeltingPot's production of Dutchman is directed by its Associate Artistic Director, Nicole Hodges Persley and features Laura Jacobs and Frank Oakley as Lula and Clay.
KC MeltingPot Theatre
KC MeltingPot Theatre

NEWS/ARTICLES Dutchman

Dutchman

As the 50th Anniversary passes of this seldom-produced play of the Black Arts Movement, KCMeltingPot Theatre brings to the stage Dutchman, by Amri Baraka.   On a subway car in New York city during the late1960s Clay, a middle- class black man en route to somewhere, is forced to engage the stereotypes of black masculinity in the dominant American imagination head on when he encounters Lula, an eccentric white woman who pokes and prods at his black manhood. Written at the height of the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements in the United States, Amiri Baraka's Obie- Award Winning play Dutchman captures the nation's deepest fears from the past about race and racism in a rich, poetic dialogue, so rich that it flattens time to predict those fears in the present. In his last play as LeRoi Jones, Baraka reflects the zeitgeist of black rage and repression embedded in the fears and stereotypes of whites in the late 20th century. This timeless story boldly foretells the future of racial tensions in America in the 21st century as it turns the notion of post-raciality on its head. KC MeltingPot's production of Dutchman is directed by its Associate Artistic Director, Nicole Hodges Persley and features Laura Jacobs and Frank Oakley as Lula and Clay.
KC MeltingPot Theatre
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NEWS/ARTICLES Dutchman

Dutchman Cast/Crew

Anna Oakley

as Train Rider

Timothy Burks

as Train Rider

Richard J. Burt

as Train Rider

Orlando Newton

as Conductor

Frank Oakley III

as Clay

Laura Jacobs

as Lula

Nicole Hodges Persely

Director

Rana Esfanfiary

Assistant Director/Set

Designer

Laura Burt

Stage Manager

Troy Cox

Assistant Stage Manager

David Ruiz

Dramaturg