Cover photo by Jacques-Jean Tiziou

After the Flood

Dorothy Fortenberry

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Voices from early twentieth-century New Orleans speak to the levees and the floods.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (4 female, 1 male)
Short Drama (about 30 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes

Press Quotes

“IN TIMES OF DISASTER introduces three exciting new playwrights, all first-year students in the Playwriting Department of the Yale School of Drama, all born within six months of each other; one from Miami, one from DC, one from England. A deep and clear moral center runs through these plays, all of which ask us to look not only at our lives but at the state of our world. Only twenty-six years old, these three playwrights can still remember what it was like to believe in things and be innocent, so it is even all the more heartbreaking when they show us how far from innocence our world has come.” —Richard Nelson

About the Author


  • Dorothy Fortenberry

    Dorothy Fortenberry is a Los Angeles–based playwright and television writer. Her plays include PARTNERS, MOMMUNE, CAITLIN AND THE SWAN, GOOD EGG, and the play with music STATUS UPDATE. Dorothy's work has been developed at Arena Stage, Ars Nova, Geva Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others, and produced by Center Rep, Chalk Rep, Live Wire, Red Fern Theatre, and The Management. She is a winner of the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and a two-time Finalist for the O'Neill Conference (for her plays STATUS UPDATE and MOMMUNE). Residencies include the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Program, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Page 73. Dorothy is a member of the Playwrights Union, a founding company member of Tilted Field, and in the 2013 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop. She received an EST/Sloan commission and is currently working on a commission from Yale Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/13/2017
Pages 94
ISBN 9780881453102

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

IN TIMES OF DISASTER was first performed on 16 March 2006
at Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
After the Flood is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC