Harlem Stage commissioned WaterWorks artist Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité´s autobiographical theater project “A Drop of Midnight” is directed by Jonathan McCrory, composed by Erik Hjärpe, and accompanied by live band, The Rakiem Walker Project. Diakité is one of Sweden’s biggest hip hop artists and a best-selling author. A Drop of Midnight takes us on a journey from the deep south and slave plantations by way of Harlem to a small Swedish town. Through storytelling and live music, the play explores identity, ancestry, migration, and bigotry.
The original live performance in Swedish in 2017-2018 (En Droppe Midnatt) was directed by Farnaz Arbabi, processed by Eva-Maria Dahlin with scenography by Jenny Kronberg.