The Spider Queen

Directed by Jon Greene
May 10 - 28 | NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden



In this highly fantastical new story, a rebellious teenager on a mission to discover the truth about her father’s death and a squeamish park ranger who just wants to maintain some order find themselves accidentally thrust into a hidden fantasy realm full of exotic creatures, nefarious villains, and a giant spider who rules the land. Part The Chronicles of Narnia and part Labyrinth, THE SPIDER QUEEN takes its cues from the adventure stories of our childhoods and will dazzle audiences with large scale puppets, vivid masquerade, and extravagant costuming. It will be unlike any garden show seen before.


This production is supported in part by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).

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  • Jake Bartush
  • Herb Benjamin
  • Graham Burke
  • Becca Chapman
  • Leslie Claverie
  • Julie Dietz
  • Monica R. Harris
  • Levi Hood
  • Morrey McElroy
  • John Neisler
  • Kali Russell
  • Chris Silva
  • Eli Timm
  • Anna Toujas


  • Director: Jon Greene
  • Production Manager: Rachel Swan
  • Assistant Director: AshleyRose Bailey
  • Costume Designer: Hope Bennet
  • Mask Designer: Tony Fuemmeler
  • Puppet Designer: Kenneth Thompson
  • Lighting Designer: Alex Smith
  • Props Designer: Jaime Bird
  • Composer: Glenn Auccoin
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Chatelain
  • Stage Manager: Jenny Billot
  • Stage Manager: Megan Whittle
  • Asst. Stage Manager: Caleb McKay


This production marks the third consecutive World Premiere production to be produced in the NOMA Besthoff Sculpture Garden, following in the footsteps of ROBIN HOOD: THIEF, BRIGAND and DON QUIXOTE.