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So, a lot has happened…


2023 has been filled with hilarious highs, laughable lows and – more than anything – transition!

  • WHITE: Our first production of the calendar year challenged audiences to leave their collective comfort zone and face their fears and frailties head-on in an unexpected format (and venue). The James Ijames comedy captivated crowds and set forth an unplanned, but apt, theme for the year: Change.

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Our return to outdoor Shakespeare featured director Brittany N. Williams' reimagining of the Bard. It paid off in divine dividends as upwards of 400 patrons per performance packed the spring space.

  • Leadership: Long-time Artistic Director A.J. Allegra's 16-year tenure came to an end in the summer. One of the city's most-revered artists, Monica R. Harris, has joined our staff as Interim Managing Director.

Fresh off MIDSUMMER, our most-attended production to date, the ensemble known for Theatre for the BOLD made – perhaps – its boldest move yet choosing values over comfort and ending a decade-long partnership. But, when one coffin closes…

  • DRACULA: October saw us return to our roots of presenting original, engaging, and extremely amusing plays in exciting new spaces.

  • New Friends: Our spooky season offering on Lafitte Greenway had people clamoring for the Count and deeming the world-premiere production one of The NOLA Project’s best in our 19-year history.

  • Up Next: Our intrepid ensemble is more invigorated than ever. Stay tuned for two more “mainstage” productions at previously unexplored venues as well as readings, singalongs, and generally genial gatherings for the community to enjoy. 

The NOLA Project may look a little different, but the mission remains unchanged: To challenge, entertain and engage diverse New Orleans audiences. If you believe in this mission as we do, we ask for your support. Please join us in our year-end campaign to raise $20,000 to ensure Season 20 is our greatest yet!


The NOLA Project Board, Ensemble, and Staff

Nola Project
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