Dolphins and Sharks
by D. Malik Beckford
The Labyrinth Theater Company’s semi-immersive Dolphins and Sharks, masterfully directed by Charlotte Brathwaite is an extremely fresh take on the clickbait topic of gentrification.
Welcome to the world of people who are overworked and underpaid. You are reeled in from the moment you walk into the downtown Bank Street Theater, or is it a weird copy shop in Harlem? It feels a bit dangerous, but exciting. Is this woman really just going to sit here watching Pretty Woman on a Dell computer? She’s supposed to be at work, both in the imaginary and the real world.
We explore what's going on in our interview with members of the cast and playwright James Anthony Tyler below. Run, don’t walk, to witness this truly remarkable piece of theater downtown. Highly recommended!