Sunday, August 23
The Storm Trilogy
by Jason Maghanoy
2:30pm K (or the girl with the plastic rose)
In K, a 12-year-old wakes up in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina and tries to escape to find her family. Once she comes to terms with her family’s fate, she realizes that the refugees in the Superdome are now her new family and she must save them.
Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
Donna Acquavella, Phoebe Brown, Helen Clark, Delly Fears, Jeffrey Guyton*,
Donovan Lockett, Nilka Joaqin-Santali, Alexander Thomas*, and Eric Worthington
A team contracted to clean up a government-sanctioned trailer park for the storm-displaced begins to fall apart amid drug addiction, loss, greed…and several vicious dogs.
Directed by Sam Buggeln
Rudy Gerson, Elizabeth Mozer*, Jelani Pitcher, Eric Schaum, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.*, and Sylvie Yntema
A young woman returns to New Orleans and discovers her home has been destroyed by the Hurricane. As she pines for the return of her absent brother, she watches as people help each other clean their houses and restore their lives. What can come out of the wreckage?
Directed by Ross Haarstad
Sherron Brown, Ralph Lawrence Jr., Jelani Pitcher, Alexander Thomas*, and Irving Torres
Tuesday, August 25
When the Sky Falls
by Yvette Jamuna Sirker
Based on Ms. Sirker’s personal experience surviving Hurricane Katrina, When the Sky Falls follows a small neighborhood through the innocent days just before Katrina and the harrowing time after the sky fell. It is a story of surviving epic loss and our collective need for stories in doing so.
Directed by Dean Robinson
Holly Adams, Marissa Biondello, Sherron Brown, Clayton Dubin,
Fiorella Fernandez, Effie Johnson*, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.*, and Jacob White*
* Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association