Southern Rep, Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Announce New Schedule for THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL

Southern Rep and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will change THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL's program agenda on Saturday, January 11 to accommodate the divisional playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks scheduled for the same day. Friday's agenda will remain the same.

The new schedule in its entirety is below:


Friday, January 10, 2014
At the Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand St.)

2:00 pm Ruby Playwright Masterclass Discussion with Ruby Winner Kimber Lee and Finalists Hansol Jung and Jackie Sibblies Drury about their inspiration, process, and how they secure that all important payday. Moderated by Gabrielle Reisman

4:00 pm Ruby Prize Staged Reading: NO MORE SAD THINGS by Hansol Jung (finalist). Directed by Laura Hope

7:00 pm GRANDE DAMES OF NEW ORLEANS by Greg Herren, based on his novel Dead Housewives of New Orleans. Directed by Aimée Hayes and featuring Janet Daley Duval, Peggy Scott Laborde, Nell Nolan, Trixie Minx, Francine Segal, David Hoover and Margarita Bergen

8:00 pm VIP Reception & Silent Auction with The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Saturday, January 11, 2014
At the Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand St.)

10:00 am Breakfast and a Ruby Prize Staged Reading: REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY by Jackie Sibblies Drury (finalist). Directed by Pamela Davis Noland

11:45 am State of the Theatre Forum: "Beyond Grassroots: The Future of New Orleans Theatre." A discussion on the theatre ecology of our nation's finest theatre towns and how New Orleans can continue to grow our own. Featuring Aaron Carter, Literary Manager, Steppenwolf (Chicago), Andrea Hiebler, Artistic and Literary Coordinator, Lark Play Development Center (NYC), and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Playwright-in-Residence, Z Space and playwright of THE TOTALITARIANS (San Francisco). Moderated by Aimée Hayes

1:15 pm Ruby Prize Staged Reading: brownsville song (b side for tray) by Kimber Lee (WINNER). Directed by Francesca McKenzie

3:35 pm New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Divisional Playoff Game


8:30 pm FIVE X TENN: A unique curation of five scenes both famous and rare from Tennessee Williams-- from THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA to THE MUTILATED!

At the Shadowbox (2400 St. Claude Ave.)

7:00 pm THE PANAMA LIMITED by Gabrielle Reisman. Directed by Will Davis

10:00 pm Toga Party with booze, beer and a live DJ to cap off the event!

THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL is a multi-faceted annual play festival that gathers local artists, playwrights, directors, and the theatre community together to exchange and produce ideas, and to encourage the development of new work, nurture local playwrights and support New Orleans' creative community at large.

Presented by Southern Rep in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, THE NEW PLAY BACCHANAL will be hosted at the Marigny Opera House and The Shadowbox January 10 - 11, 2014.

Tickets and all-access passes available for advanced purchase at and through the Southern Rep box office at 504 522 6545. Tickets will also be sold at the door prior to each event.

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