Flood City

Directed by Mark Routhier †
September 1 - 17 | NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre



In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, The Great Flood has destroyed a bustling steel town, and left a motley crew of survivors and surveyors to clean up and rebuild. Meanwhile, at a bar in Johnstown a century later, laid-off steel workers wax metaphoric about past lives and future ambitions. Traversing time and space, Reisman’s distinctly hopeful dark comedy depicts the destruction, rebuilding, and adaptation of an American city. Award-winning director Mark Routhier and an ensemble of seven bring Reisman’s unorthodox story to life this September at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, September 1 at 8pm
Friday, September 2 at 8pm
Saturday, September 3 at 8pm
Sunday, September 4 at 2pm
Thursday, September 8 at 8pm
Friday, September 9 at 8pm
Saturday, September 10 at 8pm
Sunday, September 11 at 2pm
Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm
Thursday, September 15 at 8pm
Friday, September 16 at 8pm
Saturday, September 17 at 8pm

We ask that, in light of the recent historic flooding in our home state of Louisiana, you consider donating to the flood relief efforts through the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund run by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The Pay it Forward Fund will provide resources for the early relief and rebuilding efforts of those communities impacted by the recent floods. DONATE BY CLICKING HERE.
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  • Ms. Duncan: Amy Alvarez*
  • Kelly: Trey Burvant*
  • Evan: Keith Claverie †
  • Clive: Ian Hoch
  • Stacey: Jessica Lozano
  • Val: Ashley Ricord Santos †
  • Mr. Stewart: Matthew Thompson*


* Member of Actors' Equity Association

† The NOLA Project Ensemble Member


  • Production Manager: Rachel Swan
  • Assistant Director: Kristin Shoffner
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Chatelain †
  • Technical Director: Philip Wingerter †
  • Scenic Designer: Steve Schepker
  • Lighting Designer: Evan Spigelman
  • Costume Designer: Hope Bennett
  • Sound Designer: Brenden Connelly
  • Props Designer: Jaime Bird
  • Wig Designer: Leslie Claverie †
  • Graphic Designer: Matt Phelan
  • Fight Choreographer:  Alex Martinez Wallace†  
  • Student Directing: Assistant Caleb McKay
  • Magic Consultant: John Racherbaumer
  • Marketing Photography:  Jeremy Blum, Nick Urrutia
  • Marketing Video: Mason Wood
  • Production Photography: John B. Barrois



Guests can enjoy a pre-show prix fixe meal at Press Street Station restaurant right next door to the theatre. Dinners are served from 4-7pm on show nights, excluding Friday, September 16th.