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 theater, 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/
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 also reside on campus. For more information please
contact Program Coordinator Elsa Dimitriadis, at 504.865.5106 or visit www.myspace.com/tulanetheatreanddance.Upcoming:
Arabian Nights, Oct. 14-18, 8 p.m., (also Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.), Lupin Theater. Directed by Lorenzo Gonzalez.
The Mousetrap, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-8 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 2, 9 at 2 p.m., Lab Theatre. By Agatha Christie, directed by Antony Sandoval.
An Evening of Dance, Nov. 14-15, 8 p.m., Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Dixon Auditorium. By Newcomb Dance Company; Alice Pascal Escher, artistic director.
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: David Hoover
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.
Upcoming (evening performances at 7:30 p.m., matinees at 2:30 p.m.):
Cole, Sept. 25-27, Oct. 2-5, Robert E. Nims Theatre. A musical revue of Cole Porter, devised by Alan Strachan and Benny Green, directed by David Hoover.
The Dark End of Day (original play by Whitney Buss) and The Chairs (by Eugene Ionesco), Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Nov. 6-9, Robert E. Nims Theatre. An
existential double bill directed by guest artist Rodney Hudson.
University of New Orleans Department of Film, Theatre and Communication Arts | 2000 Lakeshore Drive, PAC, Room 307, New Orleans | Box office: 504-280-SHOW (7469) | http://ftca.uno.edu •