DUTCHMAN is a political allegory documenting the racial struggle between white and black communities in 1964 North America. Its message still resonates today, almost ironically so, in that despite all we’ve accomplished since its premiere not much has changed. Different = threatening. We fear what we don’t understand. All over the world people seek out equality with sometimes successful, sometimes horrendous and sometimes fatal conclusions – while some people try to interfere, others do nothing and participate passively in the game of carnage, oppression and destruction in our everyday lives.
This Obie Award winning play was staged inside an actual bus in downtown Toronto.