Dael Orlandersmith and Yellowman – a phenomenon waiting to happen – Carole Woddis
This feature first posted in Jan 2006, possibly for The Herald (Glasgow).
Many months ago, Emily Mann, the author of Still Life, one of the finest post-Vietnam plays to be written in America, now artistic director of the prestigious McCarter Theatre in Princeton predicted, `Yellowman will take Dael to the next level as an artist’. Continue reading →
When it comes to capturing the soul of a nation, America can certainly field some big hitters.
Last year it was the mother of verbatim theatre, Anna Deveare Smith who appeared briefly in London with Notes from the Field, a searing, intense investigation into discrimination seen through the penal and education systems – the disproportionate number of African-Americans in prison, excluded from schools and shot by police. Continue reading →