A Disaster Begins

“Seeking order in a life, a war, and a deluge…(with) cleareyed passion.” – The New York Times

A lone woman’s unbreakable bond with the hurricane that devastated the Texas island of Galveston in 1900, taking 6,000 lives in a single night. With only a pitcher of water and drinking glass she unravels the shocking truth behind this disaster, weaving in tales of presidential corruption, pubescent despair, patriotic fervor, pre-marital passion and paralyzing writer’s block.

Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie winning writer/director/actor, a two-time NYFA recipient and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Commissioned/produced/presented by NYTW, Soho Rep., The Public, 651 ARTS, DTW, PS122, Kitchen Theatre, and HERE, etc (all NY); Mark Taper (CA), George Street Playhouse (NJ), Krannert (IL), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), DiverseWorks (TX), Spirit Square (NC), North Fourth Arts Center (NM), LexArts (KY), etc. Core Writer at Playwrights’ Center and Co-Director of Pick Up Performance Co(s)

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Mon, Jan 10 2011

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