Romeo & Katrina
by Color Arc Productions
Sep. 29, 2018
Color Arc Productions presents its first Work-In-Progress Concert Reading of ROMEO & KATRINA, a new American musical set during New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina. ROMEO & KATRINA is a love story that explores our connections with home, family, and community. It asks whether we are more alike than we are different.
Romeo Tran and Katrina "Trina" Batiste live on different sides of the Mississippi River. Romeo is a blue-collar Vietnamese American mechanic from Westbank New Orleans. Trina is a “bougie” pre-med college student from an affluent black family in Eastbank New Orleans. As Romeo & Katrina’s relationship grows, so too does the New Orleans Saints as they ascend to win their first-ever Super Bowl Championship in NFL history.
ROMEO & KATRINA was conceived by Christine Hoang, a Vietnamese American playwright/screenwriter who was born and raised in the blue collar suburbs of Westbank New Orleans.
ROMEO TRAN: Steven Truong
KATRINA “TRINA” BATISTE: Toni Lorene Baker
BARRY BATISTE: Marc A. Pouhé
CELISTE BATISTE: Allegra Jade Fox
KIM TRAN: Nguyen Stanton
MARY: Casie Luong
ROZ: Michelle CT Alexander
BEN: George Sani
MERCURY: Jeremy Rashad
Book by: Christine Hoang
Music by: Tyler Mabry
Lyrics by: Christine Hoang & Tyler Mabry
Directed by: Rudy Ramirez
Produced by: Color Arc Productions
September 29, 2018
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
We welcome you to enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and music at our free reading at The VORTEX on Saturday, Sept 29, 2018 at 3 pm. We also invite you to stay for a talkback where you can share your thoughts with the creators about this new work in development.