The Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance Partners with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity During the World Premiere of "Katrina: The K Word"

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University partners with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity during the World Premiere of Katrina: The K Word that runs from December 5th to December 9th. After each performance, the Department of Theatre and Dance will distribute information about the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and their programs and solicit donations for the organization. All donations will directly benefit New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Katrina: The K Word is an original play inspired by true stories of individuals facing one of America’s most devastating events. Both tragically heartbreaking and poignantly uplifting, Katrina chronicles the journeys of twelve New Orleans residents from all walks of life whose lives are forever changed: some choose to wait out the storm; some can’t get out; some create a new life in a new city; and some leave a comfortable life elsewhere to help rebuild a broken city.

The purpose of Katrina: The K Word is to bring awareness to the complete impact of the devastation that Katrina left behind. The director comments, “If you live in America, you know about 9-11. If you live in America, you need to also know about Katrina.” For many victims, they had to make decisions that would forever change the course of their lives.

Admission is only $15 for this event. This student production is part of Peak Performances @ Montclair. Tickets are available at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office or order by phone at 973-655-5112. Tickets are also available online at www.peakperfs.org. For a high-resolution image of this production of Katrina: The K Word or for a fact sheet, please contact Alfred Fredel.

World Premiere

Katrina: The K Word
December 5, 6, 7, 2007 - 7:30PM
December 7, 2007 - 1:00PM
December 8, 2007 - 8:00PM
December 9, 2007 - 2:00PM

Tickets: $15

Howard Fox Theatre
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043


Media Contact:

Alfred R. Fredel, Media and Marketing Manager
Peak Performance @ Montclair
Fredela@mail.montclair.edu
973-655-3004

Released: November 23, 2007