On Our Shelves Now
Created in response to the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Dael Orlandersmith's one-person play is a complex inquiry into the wide-ranging repercussions of Brown's death. Orlandersmith conducted extensive interviews with residents of Ferguson and St. Louis in order to give voice to a chorus of characters from the community whose differing perspectives offer a complicated understanding of what happened and why. A stark examination of the way racism manifests in present-day America.
About the Author
Dael Orlandersmith is an actor, poet, and playwright. Her play Yellowman was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is currently working on two new plays and a novel.