Shadow/Land
Ends Apr 2022 1h 10m
Shadow/Land

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The Public presents a world premiere audio drama set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

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New York Theater
April 13th, 2021

On paper, the play can be read as a story of decline, both of a family and of a community, and how their story speaks to the larger erasure of Black history...But “Shadow/Land” is not on paper. It’s in your ear...What the production is really about is sound – the sounds of violent weather, and breaking glass, and panicked 911 calls; water flooding, dogs growling, helicopters passing by overhead. But it’s mostly a soundscape of language. “Shadow/Land” is really a work of poetry, a New Orleans gumbo thick with “the weight and rhythm” (as the playwright puts it in a note) of the Black vernacular.
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