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A ship at sea, tempest-tossed, battling against wind and water. A frenzied crew, weatherbeaten, half dreaming/half waking...

Theatre for the BOLD takes on new meaning this spring as The NOLA Project weathers William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. Featuring music, dance, fools, lovers, magic, and monsters, this adventurous reimagining is sure to be a feast for the senses. Following the success of DRACULA and THE COLORED MUSEUM, The NOLA Project closes out Season 19 with a stormy script adapted and directed by ensemble member James Bartelle.

SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPEST, REIMAGINED is presented in partnership with Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORDJoin us on the Greenway (436 N Norman C Francis
Parkway) as we forge a new way forward!


$55 - Premier Seating

$38 - Adult

$20 - Under 21 + Industry Night (5/20)

$10 - Preview Performances (5/8 + 5/9)

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.

All performances at 8pm. The production runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

No outside food or drink allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase (cards only). Seating (unless purchasing Premier) is bring-your-own general admission.

This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by Arts New Orleans



This production is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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James Bartelle

James Bartelle is a founding member of The NOLA Project.


A multiple Big Easy Award-winner, James is a frequently featured actor throughout New Orleans. Onstage credits with The NOLA Project include GET THIS LAKE OFF MY HOUSE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, BALM IN GILEAD, TWELFTH NIGHT, ROBIN HOOD (THIEF, BRIGAND), MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4000 MILES, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, THE PILLOWMAN, and many others. 

Writing credits include A KINGDOM OF STATUES, SHE REMEMBERS and THE SPIDER QUEEN. James also directed The NOLA Project's sold-out run of ROMEO & JULIET.


Prospero - Monica R. Harris

Miranda - Alexandria Miles

Ariel - Leslie Claverie

Caliban - Keith Claverie

Ferdinand - Zarah Hokule'a Spalding

Camilla - Pamela D. Roberts

King - Jessica Lozano

Antonio - Khiry Armstead

Sebastian - Megan Whittle

Trinculo - Ashley Ricord Santos

Liana - Kristin Witt

Production Team:

Director - James Bartelle

Production Manager - Jenny L. Billot

Stage Managers - Roger Bouche + Tova Steele

Costume Designer - Megan Harms

Lighting Designer - Joan Long

Fight Choreographer - Alex Martinez Wallace

Dance Choreographer - Monica Ordoñez

Composers - Alexis Marceaux + Stephen MacDonald

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