Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea
(cast size: 7)
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea was first produced at the Source Festival in Washington DC in June, 2014 under the direction of Mark Hairston and subsequently received an NNPN Rolling World Premiere in 2015. Script and licensing are available through Samuel French.
Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third 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. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, 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.
Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation, 2015