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.
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
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;
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.