Welcome Hurricanes!

This site is a multimedia resource hub for the cast and crew of NECC's spring production of Hurricane Diane.

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red grapes on clear glass wine
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There, you will find the transcripts of the podcast and other informational posts about the various topics you've asked for! Look for the button in the top right corner.

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teal and black typewriter machine

Dramaturgical Note

What would you do if a god walked into your kitchen and offered a solution to the climate crisis in the form of a backyard landscaping facelift?

Dionysus is the Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy, not to mention theater. Their cult and its activities are shrouded in mystery, and what we know about it comes from fictitious sources, from Homer's epic poem The Illiad to Euripides' play The Bacchae. The latter was a major inspiration for George's interpretation of Dionysus, who has adopted the new moniker, Diane. A god who has been depicted as an older bearded man to a young effeminate boy now takes on the mantle of a strong butch lesbian. She now comes to us with her ancient power and modern tactics to save us from ourselves. With our planet at stake, can four suburban women tap into ancient wisdom and accept the divine hand that is offered?


Jessica Coutinho Newey is a student dramaturg from Northern Essex Community College. With an Associate of Arts in American Sign Language, a Certificate in the Interpreter Training Program from Northern Essex, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, she is continuing her education in theater at NECC.

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