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Storm the Nation!
To honor the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Katrina: the K Word was produced at Augustana College, Chapman University, Texas Tech University, the University of San Diego, and Walla Walla University in 2015.

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Katrina on Stage: Five Plays, edited by Suzanne M. Trauth and Lisa S. Brenner. Published by Northwestern University Press, August 2011.



Katrina on Stage: Five Plays documents an unprecedented time in American history. This anthology of five plays gives artistic expression to the hurricane's devastation, particularly at the level of individual lives forever altered, and tells the kinds of stories the news media could not. It explores the deeply rooted problems plaguing New Orleans and illuminates many social, political, and environmental issues central to American life.


Dear Friends,

We are urging you to join us in a nation-wide theatre initiative to keep post-Katrina New Orleans on the radar of Americans.

What can we in theatre do?

We have created a play, Katrina: the K Word, based on interviews with New Orleans residents, that follows the journeys of twelve individuals before, during, and after the storm. Audience members have been so moved by the play that they have subsequently worked as volunteers to rebuild NOLA. Jack Bowers of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity calls the show "wonderful".

"We in New Orleans are sincerely grateful for every person who steps forward for us and you have not only done that, but have encouraged others to do so."

Carol Stauder
Guide, Hurricane Katrina Tour
Gray Line Bus Tours
Interviewed for Katrina: the K Word

"I am very grateful. I know that the production touched the hearts of many people who were not fully aware of the impact the storm had...when Katrina hit, my life was forever altered...Thank you for telling mine and others' stories."

Kartisia Esco
New Orleans' resident
Interviewed for Katrina: the K Word

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