Grant Recipient Details

Location

New Orleans, LA

Artist
ArtSpot Productions, New Orleans, LA
Project Title
Sea of Common Catastrophe
Fiscal Year Awarded
2017
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$55,000

When a compelling stranger arrives in a tiny seaside town and initiates radical changes to the community, three long-time residents begin to lose their sense of home.Inventive lighting, image mapping, live music, and innovative sets create a swiftly changing landscape of upscale living and chic restaurants that suddenly transforms into a magical sunken world. Inspired by a Gabriel García Márquez novella in which a town drowns on a Sunday afternoon but persists, submerged, in its daily life, as if the deluge had never occurred, Sea of Common Catastrophe challenges us to consider both the exploitations and the opportunities inherent in profound shifts of urban communities.

Projected Touring Availability
Currently available

Tour Coordinator
Jeff Becker, Project Director
ArtSpot Productions
tel 504.826.7783
 

NEFA's National Theater Project 2016 awards work samples from NEFA on Vimeo.