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October Theatre

The first round-up of New Orleans theatre & dance events and virtual productions happening October 2020!



Performing this and next weekend! Load your computer and stream a virtual play in the comfort of your own home! Single Black Female by Lisa B. Thompson is a two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of thirty-something African American middle-class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images. This play is sure to have you crying, laughing and thinking.

Sept 30 - Oct 10 7:30 PM Thursday - Saturday, 2:30 PM Sunday $10-$15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/single-black-female-tickets-121133929845


Requiem for a Stranger


The CAC's first-ever LIVE YouTube broadcast, featuring Requiem for a Stranger, a work-in-progress performance by CAC Artists-in-Residence Vagabond Inventions and Renee Benson! The performance will be streamed live to the general public on the CAC's YouTube channel at 8 pm CDT on Saturday, October 3. Requiem for a Stranger is an expansive work of music and movement-theater created by physical theater company Vagabond Inventions in collaboration with Singer-Composer Renee Benson. This episodic, ensemble-devised project explores the heartspace of grief - an emotion that mainstream American culture habitually avoids, but which currently overwhelms our daily life. Although initially conceived pre-pandemic, this project has met the moment of the Covid-19 crisis - and the way a recognizable present is transforming into a lost past. 

Saturday, Oct 3 8 PM FREE https://cacno.org/requiemforastranger


LYSISTRATA  A No Pants Virtual Reading

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company (TWTC), the same company that brought you No Pants Shakespeare in the early months of the pandemic, bring you LYSISTRATA a virtual reading. Free, this Sunday, streaming directly to your home computer! What happens when the women are fed up with the foolishness of men? Are they powerless? Lysistrata is a woman with a plan to hit the men where it counts, and demand change by any means necessary! Aristophanes’ Classic comedy shows just how much power women hold in their hands…and elsewhere. No Pants Returns -Lysistrata directed by the newest TWTC Board of Directors member LaKesha D. Glover. Adapted by Nathaniel Twarog

Sunday Oct 4 7PM FREE - Donations accepted https://www.facebook.com/events/776031013188075/


Halloween Make-Up Show!

Audience beware, you’re in for a scare! Join Make-Up for a night of spooks, haunts, and howls of laughter for our next digital drag improv show!

MAKE UP is a group of New Orleans-based drag performers playing themed improv games every second Saturday of the month. Our shows feature live improv drag performances to songs suggested by the audience!

Saturday Oct 10 8PM $10 Suggested Donation Must Reserve Tickets Before the Show https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-up-presents-halloweirdos-tickets-122921137431


Black, Indigenous, People of Color Surviving Predominantly White Institutions, Series 2!

Wednesdays beginning 10/14 from 10:30a-12:30p PT.

After a sold out series 1, Art Equity brings a second series! In addition to reconnecting around the four topics we engaged in during Series 1, we will be adding a fifth session on BIPOC + Philanthropy to Series 2.

Join the artEquity community as they share strategies for interfacing with white leadership; what to do when sh*t goes down; how to navigate white women and their tears; how to cultivate BIPOC solidarity; and how to know when it’s time to go.

More info and registration athttps://www.artequity.org/bipoc-pwi