New Year, New Works

During this somewhat quiet time between the winter holidays and Mardi Gras, company members aren’t really taking a break from theater making. Here’s just a few of the extra-company activities that are keeping us busy in the run up to Clybourne Park.

Monica R. Harris is assistant directing and leading promotions for Theatre Louisiane, Inc.’s The Insanity of Mary Girard which runs at The Shadowbox Jan 18th-Feb 3rd.  She will also be playing the role of Ariyel and serving as Marketing Director for The NOLA Project’s Catch the Wall running March 14-24 at Dillard University. Emilie Whelan is also working on Catch the Wall as Production Manager.

Francesca McKenzie will be in the New Resonance Orchestra’s production of The Soldier’s Tale directed by Night Light Collective’s Bonnie Gabel January 16th & 17th 8p at the Marigny Opera House. Written for a chamber orchestra in 1918 in the devastated economy of post-war Europe, it’s the ultimate economic crisis piece. We give you Stravinsky as you’ve never seen or heard it before.

Ian Hoch will be philosophizing onstage at Southern Rep’s 3×3 One Acts alongside a number of CCTC friends and allies on January 14th and 15th at Mid-City Theatre.

Selena Poznak is lighting New Noise Performance Ensemble’s original production Runnin’ Down the Mountain, while Adam Tourek is doing set architecture, sound design and operation and ensemble composition. The play tells the story of Everett and Margaret Riddle, a brother and sister, grown and living alone on their family’s orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains. This innovative new performance mixes original and traditional music, live looping and soundscapes with New Noise’s own brand of visual storytelling to ask why we hand down what we do and why we’re raised to leave. The show runs January 10-27th at the Dryades Theatre, 1232 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Plenty of great work coming out this month. In addition to Soldier’s Tale, Mary Girard and Runnin Down the Mountain, make sure you don’t miss Southern Rep’s Venus in Fur and Skin Horse Theater’s remount of their smash hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Allways.

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