Theatre + Art

Justin Lundgren

Wherever examples of Justin Lundgren’s photography are on display, people are sure to be in motion, leaning, bobbing and tilting around others. Vantage is vital to appreciating this work because each is a triptych composed of three photos, precisely sliced…

A happy medium

Georgette Fortino has expressed her creativity with everything from flowers to wax, but she’s finally found her niche with Precious Metal Clays.

Glazed art of fire

Craig McMillin of Mudflap Pottery has perfected a crystalline glazing method that gives new life to his work.

Christian J. LeBlanc

“You’re my favorite,” said the woman standing in front of the table at Casamento’s, where I was having lunch with Christian J. (the “J” is for Jules) LeBlanc. Name not so familiar? How about Michael Baldwin? LeBlanc plays Baldwin on…

Dialogue with Actress Lara Grice

Her performances in dozens of productions have made actress Lara Grice widely recognized on local stages and landed her spots in many films. She appears in six movies released or slated for release this year, including “Final Destination: Death Trip…

Buzz Podewell

A founder of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Buzz Podewell has taught theater history, directing and Shakespeare at the university for more than 30 years. He has directed some 200 professional and university plays, including Tulane’s recent production of “Soul…

Trials and Transitions

With this issue, OnStage wraps up its second year of existence. Also with this issue, our magazine is making the increasingly typical transition from a print publication to an online-only format. Printing a magazine is a costly undertaking, and without…

Classical Performing Arts

For stunning performances in the classical tradition, New Orleans offers an abundance of talent. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Ballet Association and the New Orleans Opera Association perform regularly at the beautiful Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing…

College and University Theater

Local students of the arts have ready access to experienced teachers and mentors who help ensure a continually expanding talent pool. Area colleges and universities offer many programs aimed at developing young writers, actors, directors and behind-the-scenes personnel. In addition…

City Stages and Players

Great drama and theatrical productions find their audiences in a wide range of settings, from the most simple and stark to well-appointed theaters. In the following pages we briefly profile a host of area theaters, production companies and performing arts…

Theater and Production Companies

Many of the city’s finest actors, directors, playwrights and other creative and technical talent participate in local theater through production companies and other groups that stage performances throughout the area. The following are snapshots of some of these groups. If…

Children's Theater

CAST Talent & Theater(Creative Arts of St. Tammany)Abita Springs, La.985-590-3645www.dramaandmusic.comDirector: Jennifer PattersonWith a mission of raising the level of performance art in St Tammany Parish, CAST teaches theater to young people and prepares them for exceptional opportunities such as scholarships,…

Multidisciplinary Performing Arts

New Orleans is a magnet for creative talent, including persons interested in such areas as improvisational drama, stand-up comedy, dinner theater and solo musical performance. A number of stages around the city nurture and present such talent on a regular…

Calendar of Performances

All performance information is subject to change. For updated times, dates, locations and ticket prices, please check the Web sites or call the box office phone numbers listed here. NOTE: Productions designated with a STAR (*) are new, original works.MAYThrough…

Artist Profile

As carpenters sort through wood at the lumberyard looking for the truest boards, New Orleans artist Darrin Butler is often right among them, inspecting birch plywood to find sheets with just the right grain pattern.  The wood he selects becomes…

Artist Profile: Matthew Cox

People are the center of attention in Matthew Cox’s best-known paintings, which would probably come as a surprise to the real-life individuals who helped inspire their likenesses. Cox doesn’t use models, and his paintings typically do not depict specific people.…

Picking Up the Pieces

Whatever calamities befall your priceless porcelains — from hurricanes to toddlers — porcelain restoration expert Jeanne Stallworth can set them right.

Gold Standard

Vitrice McMurry combines precious stones and metals to craft one-of-a-kind pieces.

Rick Bragg

With writer Rick Bragg, it’s hard to get a straight “yes” or “no.” Not like that’s something to complain about. He is a natural-born storyteller, whether it be on the page or spoken, as his melodic prose and voice are…

Artist Profile: Bobby Wozniak

After a good rain, resurrection fern tends to pop with vivid green color over the bark of live oak trees. In the outdoor photography of New Orleans artist Bobby Wozniak, those ferns and the serpentine limbs and solid trunks of…

Mixed Media Message

Marlena Asher hopes to inspire healing and action with her works of transformational art.

Multidisciplinary Performing Arts

New Orleans is a magnet for creative talent, including persons interested in such areas as improvisational drama, stand-up comedy and solo musical performance. A number of stages around the city nurture and present such talent on a regular basis. Some…

Theater and Production Companies

Many of the city’s finest actors, directors, playwrights and other creative and technical talent participate in local theater through productioncompanies and other groups that produce and perform on stages throughout the area. The following are snapshots of some of these…

Other Classical Performing Arts

Delta Festival Ballet 3351 Severn Ave., Suite 304A, Metairie | 504-888-0931 | www.deltafestivalballet.comArtistic directors: Joseph Giacobbe and Maria Giacobbe.Louisiana’s largest professional dance company has been performing since 1967. It is the resident ballet of the New Orleans Opera and collaborates…