SPILL: October 25 – 27

October 25 – 27: SPILL, a new theatrical work by playwright and Emmy-nominee Leigh Fondakowski and artist Reeva Wortel

In 2008, members of New York’s acclaimed Tectonic Theatre company came to NOCCA to work with our students and create a new work calledSE-PAR-ATE, centered around the Plessy v. Ferguson court case and the issue of discrimination. It was a life-changing experience.

Last year, one of Tectonic’s best known writers, Leigh Fondakowski, came to NOCCA to work on a different piece: SPILL, a new work about life in Louisiana during the 87 days of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Fondakowski won raves as head writer for Tectonic’s masterpiece, The Laramie Project, and also landed an Emmy nomination for her adaptation of the work for HBO.

Fondakowski has developed SPILL in conjunction with NOCCA students and faculty, as well as colleagues from New York. She’s distilled hours of interviews with fishermen, engineers, BP officials, and others to create a thought-provoking, nuanced drama about the dramatic explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon, the tragic death of eleven men, and the devastating spill that followed. SPILL also features a collection of life-sized painted portraits of the interviewees, created by artist Reeva Wortel.  


SPILL: October 25 – 27

NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre

2800 Chartres Street

Reserve your tickets online

Performances of this workshop production of SPILL run for one weekend only, from Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with Fondakowski and the cast.

Tickets to SPILL are $15 for students and seniors (65+) and $20 general admission. For more information or to purch
ase tickets, please click here to visit The NOCCA Institute box office, or call 504 940 2900.

 Eventbrite - SPILL: A New Work About Life In Louisiana During The 87 Days Of The Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill

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