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The Company

Our Mission:

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.

About Us:

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, contemporary, and new plays. Today, the company is one of the most innovative and vibrant nonprofit theatre companies in the entire Gulf South, comprised of 28 theatre artists, with a regular theatrical season and a strong and diverse fan base. Our aim is to continue producing some of the best theatre in New Orleans and to put the city of New Orleans on the national map as a major player in the regional theatre scene.   

The Staff:

Artistic Director: A.J. Allegra (aallegra@nolaproject.com)
Managing Director: Cecile Monteyne (cmonteyne@nolaproject.com)
Associate Artistic Director: James Bartelle (jbartelle@nolaproject.com)
Associate Managing Director: Natalie Boyd (nboyd@nolaproject.com)
Education and Engagement Director: Alex Ates (aates@nolaproject.com)
Marketing Director: Richard Alexander Pomes (rapomes@nolaproject.com)
Digital Communications Coordinator: Keith Claverie (kclaverie@nolaproject.com)
Volunteer Coordinator: Kristin Witterschein (kwitterschein@nolaproject.com)
Industry Liaison: James Yeargain (jyeargain@nolaproject.com)

The NOLA Project Board of Directors:

Donna Gay Anderson, President
Casie Duplechain, Vice President
Eric Charleston, Secretary
Katherine A. Hoffman CPA, Treasurer
Richard Arnold
Louise Coleman
Elizabeth Meneray
Laura Sillars
Berney Strauss
Nick Thompson
Florence Wingerter
Kristin Witterschein

How you can work with The NOLA Project:

Actors, Directors, Designers, and Volunteers interested in working with The NOLA Project should email info@nolaproject.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. A membership committee from within the company selects eligible artists that meet our criteria each season and nominates said artists for membership. The entire company then votes and new NOLA Project company members are selected. 



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