Political Storm

Performance artist Jose Torres Tama brings us his story of Katrina

It’s been two years since Jose Torres Tama struggled to escape the drowned city of New Orleans in a stolen school bus. The performance artist, who survived to tell the tale, memorializes the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a brand-new production called The Cone of Uncertainty: New Orleans After Katrina. But don’t go expecting a feel-good pat on the back. Race, class and the neglect of the federal government all play out in Tama’s story. Using a “magical realist Latino voodoo aesthetic” that includes film footage from the storm along with multiple characters and stories, Tama comments on the many weather-related and political factors that collided to create the perfectly horrifying storm that the rest of us witnessed from the safety of our living rooms.
Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

 
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