Cover artwork of the Season in review 2020/21: A group of friends open a time capsule labelled 2020.
Gulf Coast Season in Review 2020/21
Gulf Coast Banner for Season in Review 2020/21
Artwork by Bekka Lindstrom, Drawings by Ian Sklarsky

The summer of 2020, during a relentless hurricane season, New Orleanians observed the fifteenth anniversary of the levee collapses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina flooded 80% of the city, an area seven times the size of Manhattan. At the same time, responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on live theatre, critic Alan Smason mobilized the community by founding NOLA Theatre Folk.

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Anita Vatshell

is a playwright and hospice nurse living in New Orleans and Missoula. Her plays have been read at Montana Rep’s summer Colony and produced with Zoula Playwrights seasonal series. She is a member of Southern Rep’s new play development series, 6 by 6, a contributor to the 2014 music project, Boudin, and Bacchanal 2016.