Originally premiering in 1986, this bold and provocative satire presents a series of 11 "exhibits" representing Black American culture. Described by playwright George C. Wolfe as both "an exorcism and a party", THE COLORED MUSEUM has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors redefining our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America.
THE COLORED MUSEUM is presented in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum and will take place in and around the historic venue (1417-1418 Governor Nicholls Street). Please note the immersive* production contains some adult content.
THE COLORED MUSEUM is made possible by The Carol Sutton Memorial Grant, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, New Orleans Recreation and Culture Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.
$38 - Adult
$20 - Under 21 + Industry Night (3/4, 7pm)
Online ticket sales end two hours prior to performances. Tickets can be purchased less than two hours prior to a show at the production venue.
*While there is no general admission or reserved seating for THE COLORED MUSEUM, in accordance to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (42 U.S.C. 12101-12213), chairs for Disabled patrons who purchased tickets online will be accommodated upon request by calling or emailing our box office up to 24 hours in advance of their desired performance date. Chairs for Disabled patrons purchasing tickets in-person at the box office on the night of a performance of THE COLORED MUSEUM will also be accommodated upon request.
MEET THE WRITER
George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe is an American playwright and director of theatre and film.
Writing credits include THE COLORED MUSEUM, JELLY'S LAST JAM, THE WILD PARTY and SHUFFLE ALONG.
In 1993, Wolfe won a Tony Award for directing ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENIUM APPROACHES and another in 1996 for his direction of the musical BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK.
He directed the 2020 film version of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Wolfe served as Artistic Director of The Public Theater from 1993-2004.
Pamela D. Roberts
Lawrence J. Weber Jr.
Directors - Torey Hayward, Tenaj Wallace
Production Manager - Jenny L. Billot
Stage Manager - Shantrell M. Green
Assistant Stage Manager - Kaelyn Bailey
Costume Designer - Aya Designs Global
Music Director - Quayshaun Martin
Props/Set Designer - Jazzmyne Cry
Sound Designer - Amara Skinner