When Lighting The Voids is a deconstructed mystery that explores the causes of a tragic explosion at an Escatawpa, Mississippi shipyard in 2009. The play offers an inside look at shipbuilding, the experiences of the men and women who work in the industry and its importance to the Gulf Coast culture and economy. Constructed from interviews with OSHA investigators, shipyard workers, lawyers and family members of the deceased, the play explores not only what happened on the day of the explosion, but the trauma inflicted by the accident and the lives that continue to be affected to this day. As with all StoryWorks productions, the play adheres to verified and factual accounts in order to portray accurate reconstructions of real events. When Lighting The Voids, written by Jon Bernson and directed by Jennifer Welch, is based on the reporting of Jennifer Gollan of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.
FEATURING: Lisa Shattuck, Frederick Mead, Todd d’Amour*, Sherri Marina*, Brian Slayton, Zeb Hollins III, Christopher Robinson, Carlos Gonzalez and Xavier Juarez. *actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association