by Spectrum Theatre Company

Jun. 14, 2015

The Spectrum of Black Theatre Series offers a unique opportunity for the Austin community to see the readings of plays by African American playwrights, which have had an impact on the theatre world.

Dutchman, winner of the 1964 Obie Award for best Off-Broadway production, is a riveting dramatization of psycho sexual, interracial tensions. Dutchman is set on a New York City subway train, where Lula, a young white woman, strikes up a conversation with Clay, a young middle-class black man. As the play unspools, she goads him, with liberal righteousness, into releasing the anger that, as a black man, he must surely be harboring.  

Dutchman was the last play Baraka wrote as LeRoi Jones; it became a movie in 1967.

The Spectrum Theatre Company creates professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience with the goal to increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition; encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment on, and model performance excellence; and use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.

This is a FREE event!


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by Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)
Spectrum Theatre Company

June 14, 2015
Creative Action
2921 E 17th S
Building B
Austin, TX, 78702

Staged reading, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Free admission