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Edgar Degas: The…

Apr 1 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Apr 1 - 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Apr 1 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Apr 1 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Apr 1 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
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YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Southern Rep Theatre…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Southern Rep Theatre, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for The Trio featuring the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Apr 1 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

SOLOMANIA FESTIVAL OFFERS A MENU OF SOLO PERFORMANCES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOLOMANIA FESTIVAL OFFERS A MENU OF SOLO PERFORMANCES

The first two weekends in November, the Shadowbox Theatre will host the SoloMania Festival (www.solomaniafest.com). SoloMania offers New Orleans theater lovers a menu of solo performances, showcasing the diversity of perspectives and solo techniques currently enlivening New Orleans stages. The solo shows reflect a range of sensibilities, including performances for late-night, adult, and child audiences. SoloMania promotes experimentation and risk among writers, solo performers, and directors. It supports the development and presentation of new one-woman, one-man, one-person shows. SoloMania will present these performers in back-to-back solo shows in a variety of styles:  including comedy, drama, puppetry, cabaret, monologue, storytelling, burlesque, and intermedia.

Earlier this year, several New Orleans performers got together and agreed to share the expense of producing a mini-fest themselves. The line-up* includes Bremner Fletcher Duthie, Veronica Russell, Frederick Mead, Harry Mayronne, Diana Shortez, Karen Shields, Jennifer Pagan, Amy Woodruff, Enzo Lombard, Brady McKellar, Claudia Baumgarten, Pandora Andrea Gastelum, Brad McEntire, and Casey Groves. Collectively, these performers have garnered a dazzling array of awards and international credits. More than performers, they are also writers, directors, musicians, drama teachers, puppeteers, and costume designers. (*Performers listed as of September 9)

With a generous grant from the Big Easy Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, SoloMania also offers workshops in developing solo performances. Students of these workshops will present their final works in the SoloMania Festival. For more information about workshops, contact Jennifer Pagan at (504) 235-1667.

WHAT: SoloMania Festival, 8 days of back-to-back solo shows.

WHEN: Saturday Nov 2 through Sunday Nov 10.  (Note: Dark on Monday Nov 4)
Detailed schedule will be available in the SoloMania Festival Guide in many local businesses.

WHERE: Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave, at St. Roch in the Marigny.
Parking, accessible bathrooms, and a bar.

COST: $10 per show (Discounted 5 show punch-cards available for $40)

 

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