Season Fourteen


The NOLA Project theatre company is proud to announce its 2018-19 Season of productions, the 14th since the company’s founding in 2005. Artistic Director A.J. Allegra says, “The 2018-19 slate offers our community a wildly-varied collection of stories meant to inspire and ignite the human imagination. Each production is fiercely imaginative and utterly theatrical in its creation. These are all stories meant to be seen, heard, and felt together.”


THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Joanna Russo (September 2018)

THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh, directed by Mark Routhier (October 2018)

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME by Adam Szymkowicz, directed by A.J. Allegra (January 2019)

THE HENCHMAN: A SHAKESPEARE STORY by Michael Aaron Santos, directed by Kristin Shoffner (May 2019)

Season Fourteen

Rough Draughts

June 1 - 30
By Various
Various Locations

The NOLA Project’s ROUGH DRAUGHTS is a monthly new play reading series that will take place on the last Monday…

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The Revolutionists

September 4 - 16
By Lauren Gunderson
NOMA's Great Hall

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT • REGIONAL PREMIERE Guest director Joanna Russo leads the frenetic all-female production in The New Orleans Museum of…

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The Pillowman

October 18 - November 3
By Martin McDonagh
Lusher's Lion's Gate Theater

Part Brothers Grimm, part Edward Gorey, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being…

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2018 Backstage Bash

November 10 - 10
The Avenue Gallery

The NOLA Project is thrilled to welcome you BACKSTAGE!   The Backstage Bash is an exciting night of music, dance,…

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Stockholm Syndrome

January 16 - February 9
By Adam Szymkowicz | Music by Jack Craft and Skyler Stroup
The Litle Gem Saloon

WORLD PREMIERE From the writing team behind 2015’s hit production CLOWN BAR comes STOCKHOLM SYNDROME: OR, REMEMBER THE TIME JIMMY’S…

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The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story

May 8 - 26
By Michael Aaron Santos
NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

THE HENCHMAN: A SHAKESPEARE STORY reveals the true story of Jacob, the little changeling boy who Oberon and Titania quarreled over…

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Past Performances

Talkback by Christopher Kaminstein & Andrew Larimer†

Directed by Beau Bratcher†
June 21 - July 8 | CAC, Lusher HS, Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
TALKBACK is a new immersive comedy by New Orleans-theatre geniuses Christopher Kaminstein (THE STRANGER DISEASE) and Andrew Larimer† (EXTERIOR. POOL-NIGHT). TALKBACK gives audiences a peek into the inner workings of grassroots American theatre companies (like The NOLA Project!) by imagining what would happen at a post-show audience discussion if everyone involved in the production told the absolute, unfiltered truth. The interactive show is at-times hilarious, at-times heartbreaking, and always surprising.

What is especially unique about this immersive comedy is that no two shows will ever be alike. Nor will any two weekends! Each week of our scheduled run, we will be touring the production to a different performance venue throughout the city, starting in the CBD at the Contemporary Arts Center, then moving uptown to Lusher’s Lion’s Gate Theater, then finally downtown to The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. This will be unique, immersive, and exciting NOLA Project theatre at its very best – we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride!


Maddy: AshleyRose Bailey

Ben: Toriano Hayward

Matt: Levi Hood

Ashley: Ashley Ricord Santos†

Dylan: Nick Shackleford

Linda: Janet Shea

Ti: Anna Toujas


† NOLA Project Company Member


Director: Beau Bratcher†

Production Manager: Jenny Billot†

Stage Manager: Sarah Chatelain†

Assistant S.M.: Sami Mihalik

Lighting Designer: Alex Smith


TALKBACK marks founding Artistic Director Andrew Larimer's third world premiere following EXTERIOR. POOL-NIGHT (2016) and GET THIS LAKE OFF MY HOUSE (2006).