ABOUT US

The NOLA Project is an ensemble theatre company striving 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 theatre education opportunities.

CONTACT US

900 Camp Street #410
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-302-9117

Email: boxoffice@nolaproject.com

©  2019 The NOLA Project

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MEET THE STAFF

A.J. Allegra

Artistic Director

David Schulte

Director of Finance and Operations

OUR TEAM

Though we be but small, we are mighty! Click any staff person's name in order to send them an email. 

Kristin Shoffner

Education Director

Keith Claverie

Marketing Director

Beau Bratcher

Associate Artistic Director

Leslie Claverie

Associate Artistic Director

James Bartelle

Outreach Director

Jenny Billot

Production Manager

Debby Limberg

Box Office Manager

OUR MISSION

The NOLA Project is an ensemble theatre company striving 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 theatre education opportunities.

THE NOLA PROJECT

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

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Emily Lippold Gummer is a registered patent attorney and partner with Carver Darden, LLC specializing in intellectual property matters.

Board President

EMILY LIPPOLD GUMMER

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Lois Simpson, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, served as the Executive Director of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana.

Board Co-Vice President

LOIS SIMPSON

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David is a social entrepreneur, educator, and youth advocate who has spent the past decade working to create a more equitable ecosystem of opportunity for New Orleans youth.

Board Co-Vice President

DAVID EMOND

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With over 35 years devoted to trying lawsuits and defending his clients in a wide variety of litigation, Andy has earned a stellar reputation among his peers and with his clients for his candid approach and seasoned understanding of the law. 

Board Treasurer

ANDREW BRAUN

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Bryant York is an attorney at the law firm of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC. He moved to New Orleans in 2011 from New York, where he had been practicing law at the international headquarters of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. 

Board Treasurer

BRYANT YORK

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Meaghan Clark runs her own marketing and communications consultancy business, working with a wide range of clients from the manufacturing, medical, health and wellness industries.

Board Member

MEAGHAN CLARK

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Darryl Durham is the Director of Arts and Community Engagement for Anna’s Place NOLA, and is a native of Greensboro, NC.

Board Member

DARRYL DURHAM

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New Orleans native Jane Finney Haas’ father grew up in the French Quarter, so neighboring Gallery Circle, Le Petit Theatre and NORD were the stages she frequented in childhood.

Board Member

JANE FINNEY HAAS

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Gregory Johnson recently retired to New Orleans after a long career in the
professional and academic theatre.

Board Member

GREGORY JOHNSON

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Kara Anne Larson is an attorney at Winston & Bergeron, a law practice devoted to civil and criminal appeals, including post-conviction relief.

Board Member

KARA LARSON

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David Miller is the President & Principal of Renaissance Property Group, specializing in the development of affordable housing communities using an array of tax-advantaged financing programs.

Board Member

DAVID MILLER

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Karen Carvin Shachat began her career in advertising working with local ad agencies in New Orleans followed by a move to New York to work with some of the top national agencies, (Benton & Bowles, Ted Bates and Ally & Gargano). 

Board Member

KAREN CARVIN SHACHAT

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Ron Thompson’s experience in the advertising business came during the “MadMen” era. His account management has been extensive in the fields of packaged goods, hospitality, medical, and energy. 

Board Member

RON THOMPSON

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Freda Paz is a graduate of LSU with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts, Graphic Design. She is a seasoned graphic designer with a reputation for excellence and a passion for good design. 

Board Member

FREDA PAZ

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Alex Turvy is the Director of School Operations for KIPP Leadership, where he leads a team that is responsible for overseeing daily school operations/logistics, enrollment, facility maintenance, finance, and food service for a K-8 school that serves 900 students.

Board Member

ALEX TURVY

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Dale Williams is a swimming coach at Holy Cross High School, a water aerobics instructor, and an internationally ranked masters swimmer.

Board Member

DALE WILLIAMS

THE NOLA PROJECT

ADVISORY BOARD

Jacquee Carvin

Co-Chair

Julie Livaudais George

Co-Chair

Casie Duplechain

Frank Israel

Hilary Landry

Lesley Melancon

Philip David Nizialek

Kendra Reade

Berney & Ebie Strauss

Donna Gay Anderson

Rich Arnold

Evan Bergeron

Lori Borne

Julie Carter

Jessica Clark Chandamuri

Cecile & Martin Covert

Sophie Harris Vorhoff

Thank you to all of our Advisory Board Members for your continued advocacy and generosity towards The NOLA Project

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