Saturday, September 11, 2010

Arts Reporting: Sarah Pressley Interviews kt shorb about Una Corda, Daily Texan, September 10

Found on-line at the Daily Texan:

One-woman play explores the rituals of cancer

kt shorb Una Corda (image: Shereen Ayub, Daily Texan)Loss of relatives, friends because of cancer inspires woman to create play

By Sarah Pressley, Daily Texan Staff
Published: Friday, September 10, 2010

kt shorb portrays a woman who must deal with knowing a terminally ill loved one in “Una Corda” at The Blue Theatre on Thursday.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in three women and one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. K.T. Shorb, a local writer and performer, has known three such women.

This weekend, Shorb will debut her new one-woman play, “Una Corda,” which centers on the feelings she dealt with while watching her mother and two of her close friends as they battled cancer and ultimately succumbed to the disease.

Shorb actually considers “Una Corda” to be a ritual because it focuses on the daily repetitive trials of dealing with loved ones that have cancer.

Read more at Daily Texan on-line. . . .

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