DETAILS

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 14 and Up

A New Play Ripped From The Headlines

From Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, all with unique and interesting perspectives. These stories reflect a range of human experiences – the drive to forward one’s prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.

“Dazzling… mesmerizing piece of theatre that I consider required viewing!” — Broadway World

“Both Eye-Opening and Quietly Moving” – Variety

“An urgent moral inquest”  – New York Times

 
"Until The Flood" Video Trailer

ARTISTS


Dael Orlandersmith*
Playwright and Performer


Neel Keller
Director

 

Takeshi Kata
Scenic Designer

Kaye Voyce
Costume Designer

ML Geiger
Lighting Designer

Justin Ellington
Sound Designer

Nicholas Hussong
Video/Projection Designer

Sarah Deming-Henes*
Stage Manager

Kyle Winkelmann
Stage Management Apprentice

Simon Evans
Assistant Director

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with understudy Trachel Yvette Green approximately 25 minutes before curtain for every performance.

 

THUR
MAR 29
7:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

THUR
APR 5
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

ACT II

Until The Flood Guest Responders

Zeidler Center Each performance of Until The Flood will be followed by ACT II which will feature a community guest responder followed by facilitated small group discussions lead by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion.

About ACT II
 
3/13, 7:30pm    Katherine Wilson  Executive Director of the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion - Watch Now
3/14, 7:30pm    Dr. Jeffrey Coleman   Assistant Professor of Spanish, Marquette University - Watch Now
3/15, 7:30pm    Venice Williams   Executive Director, Alice’s Garden - Watch Now
3/16, 8:00pm    David Muhammad   Violence Prevention Manager, City of Milwaukee Health Department - Watch Now
3/17, 4pm    Sgt. Delmar Williams  Milwaukee Police Department - Watch Now
3/17, 8pm    Paula Penebaker  President & CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin - Watch Now
3/18, 2pm    Nicole Brookshire   Director, Office on African American Affairs - Watch Now
3/18, 7pm    Princess Beyers   Amani United Representative - Watch Now
3/20, 7:30pm    Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom   Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee - Watch Now
3/21, 7:30pm    Vincent Lyles   President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee - Watch Now
3/22, 7:30pm    Fred Royal   President, NAACP Milwaukee Branch - Watch Now
3/23, 8pm    Dasha Kelly   Founder & Artistic Director, Still Waters Collective - Watch Now
3/24, 4pm    Reggie Jackson   Head Griot, America’s Black Holocaust Museum - Watch Now
3/24, 8pm    LaQuondra Shaw   Northwestern Mutual Foundation - Watch Now
3/25, 2pm    Al Ruppel   Founder, Unity in Motion - Watch Now
3/25, 7pm    Jeff Martinka   Executive Director, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee - Watch Now
3/28, 1:30pm    Keith Stanley   Executive Director, Near West Side Partners - Watch Now
3/28, 7:30pm    John Chisholm    Milwaukee County District Attorney - Watch Now
3/29, 7:30pm    Sister Patricia Rogers   Executive Director, Dominican Center - Watch Now
3/30, 8pm    Saleaqua Winston   Spoken Word Artist - Watch Now
3/31, 4pm    LaTasha Hodge-Fields   Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools - Watch Now
3/31, 8pm    Senator Lena Taylor   Wisconsin State Senator, District 4 - Watch Now
4/1, 2pm    Pardeep Kaleka   Co-Founder, Serve2Unite - Watch Now
4/1, 7pm    Dr. Cedric Burrows   Assistant Professor of English, Marquette University - Watch Now
4/3, 7:30pm    Jordan Lee   Program Director, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee - Watch Now
4/4, 7:30pm    Syd Robinson   LGBTQ Advocate, LGBT Community Center - Watch Now
4/5, 7:30pm    Kiran Vedula (aka Q the Sun)   Musician, Producer, and Youth Advocate - Watch Now
4/6, 8pm    Dr. Patricia McManus   President & CEO, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin - Watch Now
4/7, 8pm    Christopher Flowers   Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn - Watch Now
4/8, 2pm    Chief Judge Maxine White   Chief Judge, Milwaukee County Courts - Watch Now
4/8, 7pm    Kennedy Hughes   True Skool Representative - Watch Now
4/10, 7:30pm    Camille Davis   Office/Grants Manager, Zilber Family Foundation - Watch Now
4/11, 7:30pm    Katie Sanders   Executive Director, Safe & Sound - Watch Now
4/12, 7:30pm    Dr. Darienne Driver   MPS Superintendent - Watch Now
4/13, 8:00pm    Dr. Juan Baez   Co-Director, MPS Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement - Watch Now
4/14, 4pm    Dr. Kathleen Coffey-Guenther   Associate Vice President of the Office of Mission and Ministry, Marquette University - Watch Now
4/14, 8pm    Jendora Kelley   Community Culture Leader, Carmen High School - Watch Now
4/15, 2pm    Sharon Adams   Co-Founder, Walnut Way - Watch Now
4/15, 7pm    Vaun Mayes   Founder, Program the Parks - Watch Now
4/17, 7:30pm    James Phelps   President, JCP Construction - Watch Now
4/18, 7:30pm    Sharon McGowan & Adam Carr   Neighborhood News Service - Watch Now
4/19, 7:30pm    Michael Hostad   Executive Director, Innovation in Milwaukee - Watch Now
4/20, 8pm    Wanda Montgomery  President, Black Child Development Institute Milwaukee & Director of Community Partnerships, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Watch Now
4/21, 4pm    Nate Hamilton   Co-Founder, The Coalition For Justice - Watch Now
4/21, 8pm    Erik Ljung   Filmmaker of “The Blood is at the Doorstep” - Watch Now
4/22, 2pm    Angie Trudell Vasquez  Writer, Poet, and Activist - Watch Now
4/22, 7pm    Dr. Monique Liston  Founder and Joyful Militant at Ubuntu Research and Evaluation - Watch Now

ACT II VIDEOS

Until The Flood: ACT II Video Coverage

We invite you to view the talk from our guests responders as part of The Rep’s production of Until The Flood.


Week 1 — March 13-18

 

Week 2 — March 20-25

 

Week 3 — March 27-April 1

 

Week 4 — April 3-April 8

 

Week 5 — April 10-April 15

 

Week 6 — April 17-April 22

 

FEATURES & PRESS

Features


"New Production At Milwaukee Repertory Theater Confronts Racial Disparities From Multiple Perspectives"
– Jessica Tighe, CBS 58 Sunday Morning


"8 ways of looking at the pain of Ferguson in 'Until the Flood'"
– Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


"Rep’s ‘Until the Flood’ explores racism, community healing"
– Michael Muckian, Milwaukee Gazette


"Act II Programming Returns With 'Until The Flood' At Milwaukee Rep"
– Broadway World


"Off the Cuff with Dael Orlandersmith"
– Malaina Moore, Shepherd Express


"Rodney Bourrage, Operation Dream, and Cortney McEniry, Milwaukee Repertory Theater"
– My 24 “Our Issues Milwaukee”


Press


MEDIA RELEASE: ACT II PROGAMMING RETURNS TO MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER AS PART OF UNTIL THE FLOOD PRODUCTION WITH COMMUNITY GUEST RESPONDERS AND FACILITATED DIALOGUES LEAD BY THE ZEIDLER CENTER FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION


MEDIA RELEASE: UNTIL THE FLOOD BEGINS PERFORMANCES AT MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER MARCH 13 – APRIL 22


PHOTOS

VIDEOS

 
 

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REVIEWS

 

March 13 – April 22, 2018
Stiemke Studio
Written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith 
Directed by Neel Keller

 

THE STIEMKE STUDIO SEASON IS SPONSORED BY ED SEABERG AND PATRICK SMITH

 

Executive Producers 
Jackie Herd-Barber and Michael Barber
John and Connie Kordsmeier