College and University Theater
Area theater audiences benefit greatly from the fact that local students
of the arts have ready access to talented and experienced teachers and
mentors. Local colleges and universities provide a wide range of academic
programs aimed at developing young writers, directors, actors and behind-the-scenes personnel. In addition to classroom training, the schools offer abundant
opportunities for real-life performance experience.
Listed below are some of the programs well-known among both local
students and audiences of the dramatic arts.
Delgado Community College
Performance and Media Arts Coordinator: Tim Baker
Liberal arts students interested in theater have many opportunities to hone their art and experience live performances. The Delgado Theater Club is open to anyone interested in drama, comedy, musicals, acting, dance, costumes, backstage set design and lighting work.
Delgado Community College | 510 City Park Ave. | New Orleans | 504-483-4817 | 504-671-6386 | www.dcc.edu/about
Dillard University Theatre Department
Theatre Arts at Dillard University, a branch within the Division of Humanities, concerns itself with presenting theater that explores the nature and expressions of humanity. With a rich history as a cornerstone of African-American theatre, the annual season performances are held on campus in the Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre.
Dillard University Theatre Department | 2601 Gentilly Blvd. | New Orleans | 504-816-4857 | www.myspace.com/dillardtheatre
Loyola University Theatre
Artistic director: Georgia Gresham
Loyola University Theatre is dedicated to presenting theater that engages
the audience with popular theater forms from the contemporary through classical, melodramas, thrillers, social commentary, comedies, and
Loyola University | 6363 St. Charles Ave. | New Orleans | Box Office:
504-865-2074 | Department of Theatre Arts and Dance: 504-865-3840 | www.mfa.loyno.edu/theatrearts
Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Donna Gay Anderson, director. Built in downtown Hammond in 1928, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts was restored to its former grandeur through efforts of Southeastern Louisiana University, the City of Hammond and the Hammond Downtown Development District. Upcoming: “… And the Ball and All,” June 6, 7:30 pm. Directed by Ricky Graham and starring Becky Allen, the hilarious show centers around the Krewe of Terpsichore in 1950s New Orleans.
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts | 220 E. Thomas St. | Hammond | Box office phone: 985-543-4371 | www.columbiatheatre.org
Tulane University Department of Theatre & Dance
The department is dedicated to the art of live dramatic performance. The annual Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, Summer Lyric Theater and The Patchwork Players — all professional theatre organizations — also reside on campus. For more information please contact Program Coordinator Elsa Dimitriadis, at 504.865.5106 or visit www.myspace.com/tulanetheatreanddance.
Tulane University Department of Theatre & Dance | 215 McWilliams Hall,
New Orleans | 504-865-5106 | www.tulane.edu/~theatre
University of New Orleans Film, Theatre and Communication Arts
Chair: Phillip Karnell
This nationally recognized program is known for its MFA performance
program and its commitment to original work. The only National Association
of Schools of Theatre-accredited program in the city, UNO’s theater alumni and current students work consistently on stage and backstage of every theater in New Orleans.
University of New Orleans Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts | 2000 Lakeshore Drive, PAC, Room 307, New Orleans | 504-280-SHOW (7469) | http://ftca.uno.edu •