From PlayFest: Looking at John Biguenet and 'Shotgun'
John Biguenet, whose new play Shotgun will get public readings Friday Jan. 23 and Tuesday Jan. 27 at [Orlando's] PlayFest, answers some questions about his new play.
by E. Maupin
Orlando Sentinal 1/22/09
Exorcising Katrina: John Biguenet works through the emotional aftermath
The drama, called “Shotgun,” is the second in a three-play cycle that Biguenet undertook during the months following New Orleans’ disastrous tangle with Hurricane Katrina. The cycle began with his “Rising Water,” staged at Southern Rep Theatre in 2007. He says the project arose from a need to tell the story of how the city suffered as a result of negligence and bungling by people charged with protecting it.
by Kathy Finn
OnStage Magazine / myneworleans.com 5/01/09
Shotgun, the second installment in John Biguenet's Rising Water cycle, opens this week at Southern Rep and is as much a forum for conversation as it is a form of entertainment
by Noah Bonaparte Pais
The Gambit Weekly / bestofneworleans.com 5/04/09
In John Biguenet's post-Katrina trilogy two families struggle to restart their lives...
Novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright John Biguenet found dark inspiration in a desperate New Orleans for his play "Rising Water, " which depicted a typical New Orleans couple trapped as the flood waters surrounded them, then forced out onto the roof of their home.
Now, in his new play, "Shotgun, " which opens this week at Southern Rep, he ventures into the flood's aftermath.
by Susan Larson
The Times-Picayune / nola.com 5/05/09
Talk back with playwright John Biguenet at S. Rep
It was Booklovers Night at Southern Rep on Friday, May 8, and an enthusiastic crowd of theater-goers was on hand for the second preview night of John Biguenet's "Shotgun," the second in his "Rising Water" trilogy.
Approximately 50 audience memebers remained after the play for a discussion with the playwright, director Valerie Curtis-Newton and actor Lance E. Nichols, who plays Beau Harlan, a dispossessed, widowed carpenter in the play.
by Susan Larson
The Times-Picayune / nola.com 5/12/09
REVIEW:'Shotgun' uses pair of families to explore the emotions bared by Hurricane Katrina's flooding
During the sharing of stories and pains and grievances so common shortly after Hurricane Katrina, a wise friend remarked that we should be willing to forgive anyone anything that caused hurt in those first stressful days and weeks. In "Shotgun," the second of a planned trilogy of Katrina plays, playwright John Biguenet exposes with power and grace the wounds that remain anyway and examines how they might best be healed.
by Theodore P. Mahne
The Times-Picayune / nola.com 5/15/09