Southern Rep At A Glance
Southern Rep Theatre emerged from the pandemic with a new 2021-22 season. The first production was The Thanksgiving Play presented at Loyola University in Dec. 2021. Founded in 1986, Southern Rep Theatre is a 501(c)3 company, and New Orleans’ only year-round professional theatre. Since its inception, Southern Rep has produced more than 30 world premieres. More than 100 shows have been produced as a part of its Mainstage season.
. Over the years, more than 200,000 people have attended Mainstage performances.
. Southern Rep Theatre and its productions have won over 50 of Gambit’s Big Easy Entertainment Awards.
. In 2007, Southern Rep received the Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Arts Organization in Louisiana.
. Southern Rep Theatre has worked with such well-known figures as renowned author and playwright John Biguenet and actor and radio personality John “Spud” McConnell.
. Collaborators have included The NOLA Project, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Le Petit Theatre, among others.
. More than 10,000 patrons attend Southern Rep Theatre’s Mainstage productions annually.
. The company has maintained a subscriber retention rate of 60%. 83% are college graduates.
- Ambush magazine, Dec. 31, 2021, Trodding the boards
- Gambit, Dec. 5, 2021, State of the Stage: New Orleans theater scene is slowly emerging from its pandemic hibernation