DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA WORLD PREMIERE

National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Co-production with 
Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble 

CRITIC'S CHOICE!
MESMERIZING blend of MAGICAL
realism and poetic social comment. BRILLIANTLY DIRECTED.  Hauntingly beautiful final passage
- Los Angeles Times

 WOW!
EXQUISITELY staged and performed.
A play YOU'LL BE TALKING ABOUT on the drive home.

- StageSceneLA

Dontrell 400x400 TitleFIRST-CLASS. Impeccably staged. Lyrical and STUNNING.
- BroadwayWorld

IF YOU GO TO NO OTHER SHOW THIS YEAR, get yourself to Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea: it’s productions such as this that make live theatre as an art form to celebrate!
- The Los Angeles Post

MASTERFUL story presented in a style which embraces all cultures.
A W
ORK OF ART. 
DON'T MISS THIS ONE

 - Discover Hollywood

Told with humor and wordplay, ritual, drums and dance -

DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs. 

Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones III, decides that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

Venue: Skylight Theatre


*DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.  We are presenting the first of five productions which include the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Theater Alliance in Washington D.C., Oregon Contemporary Theater in Eugene, and Cleveland Public Theatre in Ohio.

Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE

Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE

Production Photos from DONTRELL, Who Kissed the Sea - SKYLIGHT THEATRE

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

CAAM - California African American Museum   (visit online)    
Mayme Clayton Library and Museum   (visit online)    
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Community Service Project    
Museum of African American Art (3rd fl Macys) (visit online)    

Events and performance schedule AT A GLANCE

 - Special Events - details will be added as they become available
 - Beyond Conversation chats follow directly after selected performances
 - Friday Friendly start time - we've moved the start time to 8:30 pm so you don't have to rush!


   SAT. Jan 31  
4:00 pm
 


A Celebration of Langston Hughes     

  
   Honoring Black History Month
and introducing   
   DONTRELL, Who Kissed The Sea


free admission
 
 
    

Mayme Clayton Library & Museum
  
4130 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230

Langston Hughes, Skylight Theatre

Feb 27
Feb 28
Mar 1 


 

 

Justice For All
Benefit Performances


Dialogue and Change


February 27, 28 and March 1


Special performances of
DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA


Proceeds donated to the families of Eric Garner

and Michael Brown and the Alpha Phi Alpha
Community
Service Project. 


Post play discussion Sat. Feb 28,

moderated by Rev. James McKnight of the
Congretional
Church of Christian Fellowship


Skylight Theatre

DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA - Skylight Theatre

 

 

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