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On the 5th Anniversary of Katrina, Two Special Performances of Swimming Upstream in NYC and New Orleans!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW for Swimming Upstream at the Apollo Theater in New York and at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, featuring Shirley Knight, and a New Orleans Cast.

Join V-Day, Ashé Cultural Arts Center and The Women Donors Network as we commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and pay tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Written by 16 New Orleans' women, Swimming Upstream is a powerful theatrical production that tells the raw and soulful stories of women who lived through the flood with grace, rage and great resiliency, punctuated by a flair for story telling, humor and music that comes from being New Orleanian.

Directed by Eve Ensler, this two-night only production features performances by Troi Bechet, Asali Njeri DeVan, Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Karen-kaia Livers and singers Michaela A. Harrison, Leslie Blackshear Smith and featuring Shirley Knight.* With generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Culture Project.

Swimming Upstream premiered in April 2008 at V-Day's "V To The Tenth" celebration and enjoyed a subsequent sold-out run in Atlanta in November 2008.

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