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LE PETITE THEATRE DU VIEUX CARRE
Founded in 1916 • Located at 616 St. Peter St
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, a 501(c)3 organization, is passionately dedicated to presenting the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New Orleans area. By offering a full season of contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, musicals, and children’s productions, as well as master classes and special events, the theatre embraces the work of the city’s professional artists both onstage and backstage, all the while nurturing and mentoring up-and-coming talent with its array of outreach programs.
NO DREAM DEFERRED
Founded in 2017 • Resident Theatre Company at Beaubourg Theatre, 614 Gravier St
No Dream Deferred is a New Orleans based, theatre production company that prioritizes cultural relevance for our community audience as well as theatrical works written by playwrights that historically have been marginalized. We recognize the systemic nature of cultural marginalization in the arts and therefore, we fight to create and to create as often as we please so that our stories are told and our dreams are never deferred. We believe that everyone deserves art and culture. No Dream Deferred strives to be an artistic home to theatre-makers of color in New Orleans, a place where our stories are authentically realized and wonderfully experienced.
THE NOLA PROJECT
Founded in 2005
The NOLA Project is an ensemble-driven theatre company that strives to challenge, entertain, and engage diverse New Orleans audiences through high-quality and innovative performances of relevant great works, the development and production of new plays, and comprehensive educational opportunities for aspiring theatre artists.
THE RADICAL BUFFOONS
Founded in 2017
Based in New Orleans we are devoted to making work that is outsize in scope or idea, physically evocative, socially provocative, and couched in humor as a vehicle for storytelling. We are devoted to cultivating work in, for, and with residents of our City. We support the radical representation of all diverse communities that call New Orleans home in our work on stage and off. We aim to accomplish these tasks through the implementation of three distinct programming tracks: Mainstage, Lab, and For Young Audiences.
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SOUTHERN REP THEATRE
Founded in 1986 • Located at 2541 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119
Southern Rep Theatre’s mission is to develop and produce new plays that reflect the diversity of the city it calls home, to provide our audience with professional theatre of the highest artistic quality and achievement, and to establish a creative working environment that nurtures theatre professionals. As New Orleans’ leading non-profit professional theatre, we strive to use the artistry of theater to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences, and further extend that service through educational and outreach programs.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE COMPANY
Founded in 2015 • Resident professional theatre company at Loyola
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is a year-round professional theatre company committed to producing captivating, exciting, and moving plays with a major focus on the works of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams. In the city which Williams called home and from which he drew abundant inspiration, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will engage our community and cultivate its relationship with Williams. We will accomplish this by mounting performances of well-known and rarely produced Williams plays, contributing to the scholarship of Williams and New Orleans, and educating our community onstage and off with unique and stimulating programming.
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ART SPOT PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 1995
ArtSpot Productions is an ensemble of artists dedicated to creating meticulously LIVE theater in New Orleans. Our productions are a sincere blend of disciplines developed through ensemble authorship, physically rigorous training, original music, interactive sculptural environments, and extended research and rehearsal. We practice social justice and shared power in our creative and organizational processes, and we strive to incite positive change in our community with visually stunning performances and empowering educational programs.
GOAT IN THE ROAD PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2008
Goat in the Road Productions is a New Orleans based performance ensemble dedicated to the production of original and invigorating new works of theatre, dance, performance art, and educational programming. Since its 2008 inception GRP has created seventeen original plays for adult audiences and reached thousands of New Orleans students with its vibrant educational programming. Their work is meticulously researched, beautifully designed, and uses history and science to comment on current social trends.