Season Twelve: Survival


As The NOLA Project theatre company embarks on its twelfth season in New Orleans, we find our national and local landscape on the precipice of great change. With a presidential election imminent, a state budget crisis of monumental proportions, and city-wide issues of crime, agency, racism, and gentrification facing us daily, it seems that our city, our state, and our country are in a fight for survival. As such, our 2016-17 Season will contain five exciting and topical plays each dealing with concepts of “Survival.” Contained in this eclectic mix are two World Premieres, one Regional Premiere, a hit comedy classic recently updated straight from Broadway, and the largest production The NOLA Project has ever produced!

FLOOD CITY by Gabrielle Reisman, directed by Mark Routhier (September 2016)

4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, directed by Beau Bratcher (October 2016)

A FEW GOOD MEN by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Jason Kirkpatrick (January 2017)

THE SPIDER QUEEN by James Bartelle and Alex Martinez Wallace, directed by Jon Greene (May 2017)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY by Terrence McNally, directed by A.J. Allegra (June 2017)

Season Twelve: Survival

Flood City

September 1 - 17
By Gabrielle Reisman †
NOCCA Nims Black Box Theatre

WORLD PREMIERE   In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, The Great Flood has destroyed a bustling steel town, and left a…

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4000 Miles

October 21 - November 5
By Amy Herzog
Ashé Cultural Arts Center

REGIONAL PREMIERE “The chance to see two such masters of their craft working together is one not to be missed.”–The…

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A Few Good Men

January 26 - February 11
By Aaron Sorkin
Delgado Community College's Timothy K. Baker Theatre

In January, The NOLA Project will partner with Delgado Community College for the first time ever to present Aaron Sorkin’s…

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Spotlight Supper

April 13 - 13
Felicity Church - 1220 Felicity Street, New Orleans LA 70130

We are honored to invite you to an exclusive and intimate evening with The NOLA Project at our Spotlight Supper….

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The Spider Queen

May 10 - 28
By James Bartelle † and Alex Martinez Wallace †
NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

WORLD PREMIERE   In this highly fantastical new story, a rebellious teenager on a mission to discover the truth about…

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It’s Only a Play

June 9 - 25
By Terrence McNally
Le Petit Theatre

To end the season in a BIG way, we are teaming up on our first-ever co-production with Le Petit Theatre du…

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Oskar and the Countless Costume Changes

August 1 - December 17
By Prince Gomovilas and Matt Ackels
On Tour

OSKAR WILL BE GOING ON TOUR TO SCHOOLS IN FALL 2017!  Click HERE to request that The NOLA Project bring Oskar to…

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Past Performances

EXTERIOR. POOL-NIGHT by Andrew Larimer

Directed by Andrew Larimer
July 14 - August 6 | Aloft New Orleans Downtown

Come for the show. Stay for the pool party.




Theatrical mastermind Andrew Larimer (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND) returns with an all-new immersive theatre experience set in and around a hotel rooftop pool in New Orleans’ CBD neighborhood. A temperamental Hollywood star is directing his first major motion picture in New Orleans. And things are about to go off the deep end. Enjoy this summertime popcorn play that explores the chaos of filmmaking, the vanity of celebrity, and the monsters within us all. Oh yea, and did we mention that it all takes place in the rooftop pool and surrounding neighborhood of the Aloft Downtown New Orleans hotel? You’ve never experienced a play (or a post-show pool party) quite like this.


SPECIAL NOTE: Following each performance, the pool will be opened up for audience members to swim and partake in a cash bar at the Aloft Downtown New Orleans’s rooftop pool where the production takes place. Patrons swim at their own risk and should come to the performance dressed to enjoy the pool if they wish to do so!


MOBILITY NOTICE: This production takes place in multiple locations both inside and outside of the hotel. Patrons should be comfortable walking and be prepared to stand for stretches of time as a part of the immersive experience. We do NOT allow patrons to bring their own seating to this production.


PARKING: Guests are invited to use our show sponsor Premium Parking for all your parking needs at EPN! We encourage you to use lot P146 located at 333 O’Keefe Ave . And guests that download the Premium Parking app either for iPhone or Android can use the promo code NOLAPROJECT for a discount on your parking!



Discover more about our sponsors!

Premium Parking – Lead Production Sponsor

The New Orleans Advocate – Media Sponsor

Lookfar – Technology Sponsor

Aloft New Orleans Downtown – Host Venue


  • Veronica: Natalie Boyd
  • Tucker: Alec Barnes
  • Mikey: A.J. Allegra
  • Shia: Alex Martiez Wallace
  • Mia: Audrey Wagner
  • Ainsley: Maggie Blaeser
  • Crew: Lance Benezech
  • Crew: Leila Hoffpauir
  • Crew: Andrew King
  • Crew: Tucker Godbold


  • Production Manager: Casie Duplechain
  • Stage Manager: Jenny Billot
  • Stage Manager: Kit Sternberger
  • Stage Manager: Megan Whittle
  • Costume Design: Lindy Bruns
  • Sound Design: Nick Frederick
  • Prop Design: Katie Cotaya


  • Following each performance, guests of the show are welcome to join us for a post-show pool party with cash bar at the Aloft rooftop pool. Feel free to come dressed in your bathing suit.


  • This production will involve changing locations, moving around, and standing for set periods of time.