“Southern Rep continues to be the most vital producer of locally created productions.”

—Theodore P. Mahne, The Times-Picayune

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Mission & History

Founded in 1986, Southern Rep’s mission is to develop and produce new plays that reflect the diversity of the city we call home, to provide our audience with professional theatre of the highest artistic quality and achievement, and to establish a creative working environment that nurtures theatre professionals. As New Orleans’ only year round professional theatre, we strive to use the artistry of theater to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences, and further extend that service through educational and outreach programs.

Southern Rep is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed regional theatre company that produces bold world premieres, the best of Broadway and off-Broadway, and classic plays under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes. Through our Mainstage Season, Lagniappe Series/new play development and “School to Stage Pipeline” of Arts Education and Professional Development Programs, Southern Rep entertains, educates, and engages audiences with accessible, high-quality productions.