By Amiri Baraka (November 2019)
Dutchman presents a stylized encounter between Clay, a young, intellectual middle-class black man and Lula, a seductive white fellow passenger on a New York City subway car. Flirtation and conversation quickly turn to dangerous attraction. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay and Lula that follows, spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again.
Dutchman takes its audience on a provocative, startling journey. It examines the chronic racism deeply woven into American society and forces its audience to look at ourselves, our society, and how racism has impacted our daily lives.
Production manager - Elyse O'Shaughnessey
Stage manager - Anca Munteanu
Set designer - IA Enstera
Lighting designer - Tom Wickens
Sound designer - Rocky Hopson
Costume designer - Viivi Salokangas
Prop master - Daisy Pratt
Poster design - Dora Visky
Poster Photographer - Marjolein van der Klaauw
Front of House manager - Laura Vis