KC MeltingPot Takes on Racially Charged DUTCHMAN KC MeltingPot Takes on Racially Charged DUTCHMAN
KC MeltingPot will take on Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN, a rarely produced one-act play written during the height of the Civil Rights and Black Arts... KC MeltingPot Takes on Racially Charged DUTCHMAN

Pictured: Laura Jacobs and Frank Oakley. Photo courtesy of KC MeltingPot Theatre.

KC MeltingPot Theatre will take on Amiri Baraka’s DUTCHMAN, a rarely produced one-act play written during the height of the American Civil Rights and Black Arts Movement.

Directed by Associate Artistic Director Nicole Hodges Persley, the production features Laura Jacobs (Lula) and Frank Oakley (Clay).

First produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, and a recipient of the 1964 Obie Award, DUTCHMAN centers around Clay, a middle-class black man en route to somewhere, who finds himself forced to engage in the stereotypes of black masculinity when he encounters Lula, an eccentric white woman. The play was revived in 2007 at the Cherry Lane Theatre starring Dulé Hill, and in 2013 was restaged by Rashid Johnson at the Russian and Turkish Baths in the East Village. DUTCHMAN is Baraka’s last work produced under his birth name LeRoi Jones.

DUTCHMAN runs February 17th – March 5th at Just Off Broadway. For more information visit kcmeltingpot.com.

Abigail Trabue Managing Editor

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