Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, playing April 10-21 at The Green Zone, is just one of a series of plays focusing on genocide in the 20th century by playwright Erik Ehn.
Ehn’s play cycle, entitled “Soulographie: Our Genocides,” explores how a society makes its way to atrocity and how the performing arts can aid in bringing about social change. Each of the 17 plays will run in a different city, ranging not only across the United States but also in Rwanda and Uganda. The event will culminate in New York City in November 2012, where all of the plays will be performed in rotation over a 24-hour period.
The Green Zone, at 161 Riveredge Dr. in the Design District, is one of those locations. Diamond Dick, directed by Raphael Parry, details the true story of Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner falsely accused of rape, and the violent riots that followed.
All shows will be at 8 p.m. each evening from April 10-14 and April 19-21. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.