The Cripple Creek Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit organization dedicated to producing dramatic works of cultural, historical, and political relevance in order to provoke the general public into social action.
The Company began in the Spring of 2006 when its founders, Andrew Kingsley and Andrew Vaught, committed themselves to presenting theatrical works of social importance. Inspired by influences ranging from The Group Theatre, Aristotle, and The Band, the two alumni of Kenyon College moved down to New Orleans and presented their first show, Tennessee Williams’ The Kingdom of Earth, in October. Six years into its existence the company has performed over twenty works in various locations around the city. These works have employed large diverese casts which reflect the cultural makeup of New Orleans.
Cripple Creek maintains open auditions with the goal of increasing opportunity and communication between New Orleans artists. The company has grown from two to twelve and has consistently increased its profile and reputation for producing challenging, exciting, and rarely-seen work in New Orleans.
Cripple Creek has produced four world premieres of original work, one national premiere by an established master, and remains the only theatre company known to have had a real Inspector General in a production of Gogol’s The Inspector General. Cripple Creek is currently the resident theatre company at the Allways Theatre located in the thriving St. Claude Arts District.
The Company relies on support from individuals, businesses, and foundations in order to finance our operating costs. Making plays is an expensive business, and through your generous support we are able to keep ticket prices affordable and work to serve a non-traditional theatre audience. The Cripple Creek Theatre Company is exempt under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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