Among the many casualties of Hurricane Katrina was the 100 year old St. Mark’s Community Center. But for writer and actor James Lecesne, losing a place of belonging and support-right when the people of New Orleans would need it the most-was unacceptable. Currently playing in New York, the film After The Storm documents how Lecesne set out to save St. Mark’s with a student production of the Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty TONY nominated musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. To learn more about this moving testament of theatre’s capacity to heal, check out this New York Times review and this one in the Hollywood Reporter.
For more information and to license ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, visit its MTI ShowSpace page. Discuss After The Storm or share your thoughts on ONCE ON THIS ISLAND on its MTI ShowSpace page. To find out more about this movie, and how you can help, visit the After The Storm Foundation.