Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921
directed by Raphael Parry
October 26, 8:00pm
October 27, 3:00pm & 8:00pm
@ The Green Zone
Dallas, TX 75207
Advanced tickets- $20
General admission tickets- $15 at the door only.
box office opens 45 minutes prior to showtime.
To reserve advanced tickets,
call Connie Gold Parry at 214-697-1995.
Cast includes: Rhonda Boutte, Stormi Demerson, Jenni Pittman, Newton Pittman, Dennis Raveneau, Jeffrey Schmidt, Jamal Sterling, and Walter White.
Costume Design: Giva Taylor
Set Design: Jeffrey Schmidt
Original Composition: Newton Pittman
Lighting Design: Robert McVay
Movement and Choreography: Karen Robinson
Film and Projections Design: Julia Dyer
About Diamond Dick: Director Raphael Parry and Project X: Theatre are embarking on a new project with long-time collaborator Erik Ehn. Through Soulographie: Our Genocides, Ehn has linked a series of 17 plays that together detail a spiritual history of the United States in the 20th Century from the perspective of its genocides (in which it was directly involved, or which it abetted). The points of focus are East Africa (Rwanda/Uganda), Central America (Guatemala/El Salvador), and Tulsa (the Race Riot of ’21, as emblem of genocidal ideology exercised domestically). Throughout 2011-2012, the plays are being produced by independent companies and artists across ten cities. The culmination of this noteworthy project will be a two-week festival of the entire cycle of plays in November 2012 at La Mama E.T.C. in New York City. The Project X: Theatre contribution to the Soulographie cycle will be Diamond Dick, directed by Raphael Parry. Diamond Dick is the first in the Tulsa series that provide a timeline account of the Tulsa race riots of 1921. The play details the false arrest of Dick Rowland, an African American shoe-shiner accused of sexually accosting Sarah Paige in an elevator, and the subsequent riots. A vast tract of Tulsa, called Black Wall Street (a prosperous middle class neighborhood), was burned to the ground, and as many as 300 African Americans were killed. The play unfolds chronologically over the days of the riots; documentary accounts merge with dreamlike readings, live music, and film.
more info at www.projectxtheatre.com