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 Southern Rep successfully raised the curtain on its regional premiere of Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Jeanette Godoy and starring Nancy White, Mona Nasrawi, *David Lind and *Sean Riley. A BIG THANK YOU to all who attended for your enthusiasm!  Applause goes to our wonderfully talented cast, crew, and everyone who helped bring this production to life. The electricity and collective catharsis of live theatre are with us once again.    *Actors Equity Association member
Our next production in the 21-22 season will be the world premiere of Holy Wars, a New Orleans-inspired play with music by local playwright Rob Florence.  More information will be released soon.
Southern Rep is filled with excitement as we embark on a new year.  We’re back on stage, renewing our commitment to creativity, innovation, great stories and local artists, while fighting against racism and for social justice.  You, our valued community, have nurtured Southern Rep since 1986.   Join us in presenting theatre—right here in New Orleans—that enriches and inspires by making a gift today.  Thank you for all you do to encourage and support our essential local theatre arts community.  

Check out two recent media reports on the New Orleans theater scene that include Southern Rep.  

Trodding the boards, Ambush magazine, Dec. 31, 2021.    “.  . . it was heartening to have one of NOLA’s oldest companies “back on the boards.”  They have since announced the upcoming world premiere of local playwright Rob Florence’s Holy Wars, a New Orleans-inspired play with music, another encouraging sign.. .

Gambit, Dec. 5, 2021, State of the Stage:  New Orleans’ theater scene slowly emerging from pandemic hibernation

Southern Rep Launches 21-22 Mainstage Season

 A Message To Our Valued Community

Southern Rep is back live on stage!  Our first post-covid production, The Thanksgiving Play, was at Loyola University in mid-December.   Soon, we will announce our entire 2021-22 Mainstage season of innovative, illuminating productions.  

The pandemic months were a time of change for Southern Rep, as they were for everyone.  We’ve moved from our former Bayou Road location, and we’re bringing on new leadership.   We’ve launched a new comprehensive three-year strategic plan to make Southern Rep stronger and more sustainable, and we have embraced an anti-racist action plan that commits to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in all areas of our organization.

What hasn’t changed is Southern Rep’s commitment to be an artist-driven, community-centered organization that reflects the diversity, vibrancy and creative energy of the city we call home. 

Join Southern Rep in celebrating the joys of live theater and coming together with others to enjoy and support new plays and artists. 

We hope to see you soon. 

Southern Rep Seeks New Leadership 

After a year of transition, reflection and planning, Southern Rep is ready to move forward as an artist- driven, community-centered organization.  We now seek a new Artistic Director and Managing Director to lead the way.  Read these job descriptions. 

“Southern Rep has consistently proven to be among the Crown Jewels of New Orleans theater.”  THEODORE P. MAHNE, THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

Southern Rep would like to take this opportunity to state that we are on occupied land, which was originally home to the Choctaw and Chitimacha peoples.  To learn more about the history of the original people and their land please visit the following resources:

Choctaw nation Official Website        Chitimacha Official Website           Native American Contact List

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