Word on the Street Plays

23 Feet in 12 Minutes

This one-woman tour-de-force follows eight real-life New Orleans characters whose lives were irrevocably changed by Hurricane Katrina. Their raw and poignant stories are based on over 60 interviews conducted with Katrina survivors and New Orleans transplants. The sold-out run at The New York International Fringe Festival resulted in many wonderful reviews and an Excellence in Performance Award for actress Deanna Pacelli.

About Us

Founded by Deanna Pacelli & Mari Brown, Word on the Street is documentary theater company committed to work that is intimate, intelligent, and seriously entertaining.

"I would argue at this moment in time that the survival of storytelling in America depends on the ingenuity of artists like Mari Brown and Deanna Pacelli."