Dutchman by Amiri Baraka 

“You don’t know anything except what’s there for you to see. An act. Not the pure heart, the pumping black heart.”

Lula and Clay meet on the subway on an oppressively hot New York day. Flirtation and conversation quickly turn to violent attraction. As the train ride comes to an explosive end, who will make it out unscathed?

Dutchman exposes the traumatic black experience and the reality of modern race relations. Amiri Baraka’s cry of rage, written in 1964, is as crucial today as when it was first performed to critical acclaim off Broadway.


Young Vic Theatre

Creative Team & Cast


Designer: Alex Lowde
Lighting Designer: Anna Watson
Sound designer & Composer: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Casting Director: Charlotte Sutton 
Movement director: Aline David

Photographer: Hubert Smith


 Clare Dunne, Solomon Israel and Renato Paris