Southern Rep Theatre

Karl Lengel / Work of Art

This week on The Work of Art, an interview with Alex Smith, Technical Director for Southern Rep Theatre (SRT). Southern Rep has been New Orleans’ premiere professional theatre for a few decades, and lost their permanent residence in 2012. The company went on a local tour of New Orleans' theater spaces. Smith moved here from the Northwest in 2012 and quickly picked up work; for awhile, he was at Le Petit Theatre as they restructured the facility. In 2013, as SRT was leaving its long-time home in Canal Place, Alex came on board as Technical Director. He joins us to share the company’s five-year use of a variety of existing city theaters until their relocation at the new facility on Bayou Road in Gentilly.

This week on Inside the Arts, Southern Rep Theatre continues its City Series of plays. The summer offerings feature the regional premiere of playwright Nairoby Otero's one woman play, 'Til Sunday, which tackles immigration issues. That's followed by the world premiere of A Conjuring & Telling of Black Girl Magic, curated and directed by Constance Thompson. It celebrates the bonds of sisterhood. Nairoby Otero and Constance Thompson stop by for a chat.

Joshua Brasted

Since 1986, Southern Rep Theatre has been producing original and classic plays that speak to the depth and diversity of New Orleans culture. Now, after six years without a permanent home, Southern Rep has found one. The former Saint Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road has been transformed into a theatre complex. NolaVie’s Renée Peck catches up with Aimee Hayes, the company’s Producing Artistic Director, to hear all about Southern Rep’s housewarming.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat with actress, Samantha Beaulieu and director, Lauren E. Turner, about MOJO: A Black Love Story & STRING; a double feature play presented by Southern Rep Theatre and No Dream Deferred. Then, the Advocate's Jeff Adelson discusses why thousands of Sewerage & Water Board customers were overcharged on their water bills in previous months. 

John Barrois

Today on Inside the Arts, conversation with Aimée Hayes and Troi Bechet on Southern Rep Theatre's production of The Night of the Iguana.

This steamy tell-all drama is considered to be Tennessee Williams' last great play.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts, we're talking jazz with singer Karrin Allyson. Southern Rep Theater, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/Greater New Orleans Literary Festival, gears up for the New Play Bacchanal this weekend.

And we take a look at Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky's photo exhibit Water, in its final days at NOMA and the Contemporary Arts Center.

Jose Garcia / Southern Rep

This week on Inside the Arts, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary season with a stop in New Orleans. Southern Rep Theater puts a fresh spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. And, revelers will make a joyful noise as the Central City Festival gets underway.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.
 

Project 1 Voice

This week on Inside the Artsstaged readings commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.