Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Cullud Wattah

Until Closing Soon
Martinson Theater / New York / Stage

It’s set in Flint, Michigan, so you know it’s about water and lead, incompetence and crisis. Taking its subject straight from the news, the world-premiere play Cullud Wattah looks at three generations of Black women whose water supply has been contaminated for 936 days. Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza shows how the toxic water, dismissed by politicians and health officials, taints the body and the psyche. “The play is not so much about Flint,” Dickerson-Despenza has said. “It is about how an apocalypse makes everything else bubble to the surface.” —J.D.

Visit
Martinson Theater 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, United States
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.