Season Fifteen

The NOLA Project is proud to announce its 2019-20 Season of productions, the 15th since the company’s founding in 2005. 


by William Shakespeare, translated by Aditi Kapil, directed by Mark Routhier (September 2019 in NOMA's Great Hall)



by Pete McElligott, directed by Leslie Claverie (October 2019 in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden)



by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Khiry Armstead (January 2020 at the CAC)



by A.J. Allegra, James Bartelle, & Alex Martinez Wallace, directed by Beau Bratcher (May 2020 in NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden)


Season Fifteen

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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Measure for Measure

September 10 - 29
By William Shakespeare in a modern verse translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil
NOMA's Great Hall

When depravity and debauchery threaten to corrode the whole of Vienna, a strong, willful, religious purist is handed the reigns…

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 16 - November 10
By Pete McElligott
NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

An outdoor, spooky, immersive production of the classic LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, featuring Ichabod Crane and the infamous Headless Horseman:…

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Harry & The Thief

January 16 - 26
By Sigrid Gilmer
The Contemporary Arts Center

Science Fiction, Historical Drama, and Comedic Farce are thrown into a genre blender in Sigrid Gilmer’s provocative and hilarious new…

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Treasure Island

May 6 - 24
By A.J. Allegra, James Bartelle, and Alex Martinez Wallace
NOMA'S Besthoff Sculpture Garden Amphitheater

The classic pirate adventure tale comes to brand new life within NOMA’s expanded Besthoff Sculpture Garden’s brand new amphitheater. The…

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Past Performances

The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story by Michael Aaron Santos

Directed by Kristin Shoffner
May 8 - 31 | NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

THE HENCHMAN: A SHAKESPEARE STORY is a wondrous new sequel to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM that reveals the true story of Jacob, the little changeling boy who Oberon and Titania quarreled over many years ago. Unexpectedly learning that he is the long-lost son of the King of India, Jacob discovers he must now flee his fairy-world homestead to escape the pursuit of Esau, Jacob’s warmongering brother, who is hell-bent on dispatching Jacob, and claiming the throne. Oberon and Titania are forced to send Jacob with his faithful friend Puck to Greece to enlist the aid of Theseus and Hippolyta in an adventurous comedic sequel to the Bard’s timeless tale.


This production runs Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7pm from May 8-31. This is an outdoor production and all seating is bring-your-own. Food trucks will be available at all performances as well as a fully stocked bar. Scroll to bottom of the page to see our scheduled food providers! No outside food or drink is allowed inside the garden other than food truck and NOMA bar items. This production will be staged in two locations; Act I will occur in the oak grove in the back of the current garden and Act II will move to the front pine grove during the intermission. 


Rain Plan: For productions canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify all ticketed patrons no later than 4pm. Patrons will then receive instructions via email on how they may reschedule their tickets for another performance or request a refund. All ticket purchases for any production that is rained-out mid performance are final.

Our Food Truck Vendors:









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





Jacob: Rohan Padmakumar

Thaddea: Anna Toujas†

Puck: Julie Dietz

Esau: James Bartelle†

Crantzrosen: April Louise

Sternguilden: Khiry Armstead†

Oberon/Thesus: Alex Martinez Wallace†*

Titania/Hippolyta: Wendy Miklovic*

Peaseblossom/Antandre: Meredith Owens

Cobweb/Phoebe: Milli Marie Brown

Mustardseed/Thermadosa: Ashley Santos†

Steward and others: Keith Claverie†


† NOLA Project Company Member

* Member of Actors' Equity Association


Director: Kristin Shoffner

Assistant Director: Leslie Claverie†

Production Manager: Jenny L. Billot†

Stage Manager: Sarah Chatelain†

Stage Manager: Megan Whittle

Stage Manager: Kit Sternberer

Costume Designer: Shauna Leone†

Lighting Designer: Joan Long†

Props Designer: Mad Props, LLC

Fight Choreographer: Alex Martinez Wallace†*


Food Truck Schedule

  • 5/8:  La Cocinita, Ms. Beasleys
  • 5/9: La Cocinita, Bonafried
  • 5/10: La Cocinita, Frencheeze
  • 5/12: La Cocinita, Frencheeze
  • 5/15: La Cocinita, Crepes a la Carte
  • 5/16: Frencheeze, Crepes a la Carte
  • 5/17: Frencheeze, Crepes a la Carte
  • 5/19: La Cocinita, Frencheeze
  • 5/22: La Cocinita, Ms. Beasleys
  • 5/24: La Cocinita, Crepes a la Carte
  • 5/26: La Cocinita, Frencheeze
  • 5/29: La Cocinita, Squeezed
  • 5/30: La Cocinita, Frencheeze
  • 5/31: La Cocinita, Ms. Beasleys