Katrina the K Word
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About the Play
Katrina: the K Word is an original play inspired by true stories of individuals facing one of America's most challenging crises. Both tragically heartbreaking and poignantly uplifting, Katrina chronicles the journeys of New Orleans residents whose lives are forever changed. Some choose to wait out the storm; some can't get out. Some create a new life elsewhere, while others return to help rebuild a broken city.

The script was created by Lisa Brenner and Suzanne Trauth based on transcripts of interviews they conducted with New Orleans' residents in 2007. The play features twelve main characters who cut across racial, gender, age, and class lines. Designed as an ensemble piece, each actor in Katrina: the K Word plays one main role, as well as several small parts.

The play premiered at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, on December 5, 2007, where it was enthusiastically received by over 750 audience members.

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