The Public presents a world premiere audio drama set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
Playwright Erika Dickerson-Dispenza's world premiere audio play, "Shadow/Land" is the story of a place and a people displaced. Ruth begs her mother to sell Shadowland, the family business and New Orleans’s first air-conditioned dancehall for Black people. But as Hurricane Katrina begins, Ruth is forced to wrestle with what she’s ready to let go. The first installment of a 10-play cycle exploring the Katrina diaspora in an examination of the effects of disaster, displacement, and renewal.