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 NOLA Project is a theatre company made up of actors inspired by the energy of New Orleans. While studying at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Original Artistic Director Andrew Larimer assembled a company to create in New Orleans a theatre with the highest dramatic standards. The company enlisted the expertise of James Tripp, Head of Acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, to advise and direct for the company. Additional actors from New York and New Orleans actors were brought in to create a versatile stable of talented actors in New Orleans to produce with the highest standards the great classical and contemporary plays. The company's goal is to create a repertory theatre in New Orleans while develop ongoing theatrical relationships between New Orleans and the rest of the country and world. We also plan to create original works in New Orleans and tour them, bringing the New Orleans experience to the world.
Artistic Director: A.J. Allegra
Associate Artistic Director: Sam Dudley
Managing Director: Beau Bratcher
Associate Managing Director: Natalie Boyd
Education Director: Sean Glazebrook
Marketing Director: Richard Alexander Pomes
Industry Liaison: James Yeargain
The NOLA Project Board of Directors:
Donna Gay Anderson, President
Casie Duplechain, Vice President
Eric Charleston, Secretary
Katherine A. Hoffman CPA, Treasurer
How you can work with The NOLA Project:
Actors, Directors, Designers, and Volunteers interested in working with The NOLA Project should email email@example.com with a letter of interest, resume and headshot or portfolio shots. The NOLA Project also attends the City-Wide Auditions held each summer in New Orleans. Once an actor, director, or designer has worked on two productions with The NOLA Project, that artist is eligible for company membership. Membership occurs when a current company member nominates an eligible future member at a monthly company meeting. After a company discussion, a vote is then held to elect said candidate into The NOLA Project company. We are proud to have members that come from and currently work all over the country.