Project Description


Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath provide an opportunity to examine race and class in contemporary American society as they are both perceived and acted upon.

The narratives from Voices From the Storm offer a ground’s-eye view of what many citizens experienced during Hurricane Katrina, and these lessons provide a multifaceted exploration of the perceptions and realities of American democracy by utilizing critical reading logs, fishbowl discussions, four corners activities, and more.

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Voice of Witness is proud to offer a compelling theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm to schools and community groups.

Devised and produced by OakTech Rep at Oakland Technical High School, Voices from the Storm boldly captures the essence of its source material and provides a powerful point of entry for teaching and learning about the complexities of race, class and democracy in the United States.

Learn more about the play
and download the script here.

Photo by Jay Yamada