Community Table

The Vision…

This spring, Southern Rep launched a new Community Engagement program that requires and involves community in a meaningful way. Community members participation, insight and  conversation will accompany every production in the SRT mainstage  season.

By increasing the number of “ seats” at our theatre-making table, we start to cultivate and grow the long term community relationships that recognize and embrace distinctions and partnerships in the design and execution of our art form.  SRT will not only  deepen its relationship with the multiple communities of which we are apart but simultaneously increase our value as a cherished cultural organization in New Orleans.

What is the Community Table?

The community table is the platform on which Southern Rep Theatre serves arts programming to our community. We work to include to a diverse representation  of our community in the planning and design of that programming in an effort to provide the most nutritious and enriching offerings possible.

What is being served?

Our Community Table Programming includes:

Lagniappe Stage Performance Series

A free, outdoor performance that spotlights local artists.

PlayDates

Free, Pop- Up events designed to provide a space where community members can create art together. SRT provides the space, material and facilitation necessary to make these moments happen on a regular basis.

Table Talks

A curated series of panel discussions, interviews and audience talk-back sessions that cultivates community dialogue about the work being presented on our mainstage.

Table Builders

A group of community members that work with SRT as community liaisons and planners in creating events that are intentionally inclusive and diverse.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY TO JOIN THE TABLE BUILDERS

The Company

Southern Rep’s Acting Company members  work brilliantly in performing, creating devised work and  participating in readings that speak to the heart of Southern Rep Theatre.  

LEARN MORE AND APPLY TO JOIN THE ACTING COMPANY

Who ? This seat is for you.

We welcome all from our community to the table. We place equal value on the distinctions that make us  each unique as well as the cultural traditions that help create a sense of community. Our programming is evolving and we look to our community members to help us to determine exactly what  Southern Rep Theatre programming looks like in the future.

Why now?

In the past few years, New Orleans  has seen tremendous growth and change and while we look forward to remaining flexible to these changes we also look forward to  becoming an asset to the rich and diverse performing arts  community and  that has  always and continues to exist in the city. Southern Rep acknowledges that  as new voices continue to emerge in the ever evolving conversation centered around  art- making in New Orleans,  we hope to develop  into an organization that places emphasis and value in  making theatre in New Orleans in a way that is reflective of the diversity of New Orleans  and there is no better time to start that work  than now!