Dutchman and The Slave


Dutchman is a play written by African-American playwright Amiri Baraka. It played at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, New York City, in March 1964 and won an Obie Award.[1] Made into a film in 1967, Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. At the time, Baraka was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife and embracing Black Nationalism. The play may be described as a political allegory depicting black, white relations during the time Baraka wrote it.[2]

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.[3]

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