A DISASTER BEGINS • 2009
Written/directed by Ain Gordon
Starring Veanne Cox
A lone woman’s unbreakable bond with the hurricane that devastated the Texas island of Galveston in 1900, taking 6,000 lives in a single night. With only a pitcher of water and drinking glass she unravels the shocking truth behind this disaster, weaving in tales of presidential corruption, pubescent despair, patriotic fervor, pre-marital passion and paralyzing writer’s block.
A Disaster Begins is made possible, in part, with support from the National Performance Network Creation Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and a commission from DiverseWorks in Houston Texas.
Photos by Jason Gardner