World Premiere!by Jason Tremblay
katrina: the girl who wanted her name back
Directed by ASC Producing Artistic Director Tom Arvetis
April 5th - May 21st, 2009
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"Adventure Stage is once again providing young adults with a sophisticated theatrical experience." -crazykidschicago.com
SHOW DESCRIPTIONThis exuberant new work featured a live, six-piece jazz band and followed Katrina, a young girl from New Orleans forced to face the powerful hurricane that shares her name. Separated from her beloved father during the storm, Katrina journeyed to safety with only ghosts, sweet N'awlins music and her own bravery as companions. With musicians serving as both bystanders to catastrophe and heralds of hope, KATRINA: THE GIRL WHO WANTED HER NAME BACK celebrated the indomitable spirit of one of America's most historical cities. Recommended for ages 8 and up (4th thru 8th grades).
KATRINA: THE GIRL WHO WANTED HER NAME BACK received three major honors before it was even staged at ASC. It was one of only seven plays from around the world selected as part of the 2008 New Visions/New Voices festival at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Playwright Jason Tremblay also received the 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Playwriting for Young Audiences Award. Lastly, KATRINA: THE GIRL WHO WANTED HER NAME BACK received an Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learning GuideOur Education Department produces a Learning Guide for all of our productions. This text is FULL of fun background information about the show, pre-show and post-show discussion questions, as well as art and language activities. While we primarily make it for our educators, we think parents should check it out as well. Click here to join the fun!
SPECIAL EVENT: SPRING FLING!ASC hosted our Spring Fling fundraiser during the production of Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back. Entitled SPRING FLING: A CELEBRATION OF NEW ORLEANS, the event was a fun afternoon of food, music, silent auction, and awesome entertainment! Click here to check out photos.
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Photos by Johnny Knight.