MEET THE STAFF
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.
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Board Co-Vice President
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.
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.
DR. YASIR AHMED
Yasir is a board certified MD in Internal Medicine & Family Medicine who is passionate about providing healthcare to medically under-served communities here locally in New Orleans and has had the experience of practicing medicine in a variety of settings.
ILYANETTE M. BERNABEL
Ilyanette Marie Bernabel, a self-proclaimed DominiRican (Dominican and Puerto Rican) born in Bronx, New York and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a poet, actress, theatre artist and Curatorial Assistant at Longue Vue House and Gardens.
Dr. Miranda Celestre earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She then completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of California located in Los Angeles, California.
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.
GEORGIA C. GRESHAM
Georgia Gresham is Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts at Loyola University, New Orleans where she served as chair and artistic director of the Theatre Arts and Dance Department for 27 years.
ENDYA L. HASH
Endya L. Hash is an associate attorney at Katie Lasky Law specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, as well as a member of the Prescription Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute
Alex Jennings is a teacher, author, and performer living in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in strangehorizons.com, podcastle, The Peauxdunque Review, Obsidian Lit, the Locus-Award-winning Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, as well as numerous anthologies
Todd LaGrange, having already attended a few NOLA Project productions, was better introduced to the ensemble via his son's involvement in the High School Summer Intensive program.
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.
CORINNE ASHLEY WILLIAMS
Corinne Ashley Williams is a native New Orleanian with a passion for social justice. She is a full-time law student, community organizer, and supporter of the arts
THE NOLA PROJECT
Julie Livaudais George
Philip David Nizialek
Berney & Ebie Strauss
Donna Gay Anderson
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