The crisis at Victory Gardens Theater deepened Friday as the company canceled all of its upcoming performances of ”cullud wattah” after the playwright, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, exercised her contractual right to pull her play from production.
The production also did not perform its scheduled Wednesday and Thursday night performances. The play, about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, opened in late June and had been slated to run through July 17.
In a statement, the Actors’ Equity union said that it had secured full pay through the end of the scheduled run for all of its involved members, in accordance with the contract. The union also accused the Victory Gardens board of directors of “failed stewardship.”