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The Day The Waters Came
     

The Day The Waters Came

by Lisa Evans
 

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Winner of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Play for Children and Young People 2011


It is summer, 2005, New Orleans. Maya Marsalis takes you by the hand, sometimes the throat, and leads you through her landscape the day Hurricane Katrina came, the levees broke, the world watched and the US Government did nothing. Go with her, as she shows you how

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Winner of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Play for Children and Young People 2011


It is summer, 2005, New Orleans. Maya Marsalis takes you by the hand, sometimes the throat, and leads you through her landscape the day Hurricane Katrina came, the levees broke, the world watched and the US Government did nothing. Go with her, as she shows you how her world and that of thousands of black American citizens changed forever, the day the waters came. A sister piece to Evans’ seminal play for young audiences Stamping, Shouting And Singing Home, this new play explores the environmental and social impact of Hurricane Katrina on the communities in New Orleans.

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“Well told with shocking moments and a clever theatrical style that suggests a focus on multi-roling to offer the opportunity to show the range of characters that are affected by the events of the disaster. It also allows the theatre to use its best tricks” – Teaching Drama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849439060
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa started out as an actor in radio and television, as well as stage. She has performed at the National Theatre, in the West End and in theatre in the USA. She was Resident Writer at the Theatre Centre and at Temba Theatre Company. She was Associate Writer for Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and recently completed a six-week attachment with the National Theatre Studio. Her play THE DAY THE WATERS CAME, which has been performed nationwide, won the Writers Guild Best Play for Young Audiences Award 2011, and was revived by the Theatre Centre in autumn 2012, opening at the Redbridge Drama Centre then touring schools around the country.

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