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ArtSpot Mission

ArtSpot Productions is an ensemble of artists dedicated to creating meticulously LIVE theater in New Orleans.  Our productions are a sincere blend of disciplines developed through ensemble authorship, physically rigorous training, original music, interactive sculptural environments, and extended research and rehearsal.  We practice social justice and shared power in our creative and organizational processes, and we strive to incite positive change in our community with visually stunning performances and empowering educational programs.

Background Information

Founded in 1995 by Kathy Randels to produce her solo performance work, ArtSpot was incorporated in December 2000 and received its 501(c)3 status in October 2002.

ArtSpot fosters the work of two primary projects.  Our ensemble — a physically-based performance company that trains together regularly — was founded in 2002 by Lucas Cox, J Hammons and Kathy Randels; you'll find more information about our ensemble productions on the Current and Past Performances pages.  Our educational and community programs are described in greater detail on the Programs page, and include:

  • iROC, a collaborative, in-school program at McMain High School in New Orleans;
  • The LCIW Drama Club, a theatre company comprised of inmates at The Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana; and
  • The Graduates, comprised of former members of the LCIW Drama Club.

We believe that all stories and voices within a community need to be expressed, and that performance is an essential element of collective healing for all communities, especially those whose voices are not often heard.  ArtSpot is trying to revive and foster this belief through an emphasis on the process of creation, and through the celebration of the moment of performance when artists and audience come together to witness and share their collective dreams, sorrows, joys and lives.

Contact Us

ArtSpot Productions
PO Box 792472
New Orleans, LA  70179-2472
(504) 826-7783
(504) 826-7784

Website designed by Denny Juge
All photographs by Libby Nevinger unless otherwise noted