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There are two plays by this name.

Dutchman, by Everett LeRoi Jones

Dutchman is a play written by African-American playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), born Everett LeRoi Jones [1]. It was the last play that he wrote using his birth name.

The play won an Obie Award.

The original text

Dutchman was first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, New York City, on March 1964.

Translations and adaptations

The play was made into a film in 1967.

Performance history in South Africa

Fats Dibeco starred in a South African production, venue unknown, pre-1981. This was possibly a Market Theatre Laboratory production, also starring Saira Essa and directed by Lindiwe Matshikiza. The event was controversial and attracted a lot of attention from the security police.

A production for Space Theatre club members only featured Yvonne Bryceland and Zakes Mokae.


Wikipedia [2].

SACD 1981/82.

The Sowetan, 19 August 1999.

Material held by NELM: [Collection: MARKET THEATRE]: 2011. 341. 4. 1. 3.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Dutchman, by Dukuza ka Macu.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

There is no evidence that the play has been produced.


NELM catalogue.

Magalasi 1999.

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