Lisa Shattuck: Motherge
Theater artist/mother Lisa Shattuck and 84
proud collaborators found time between explaining sex and death and
re-filling sippy cups to explore the mothering instinct. Motherge,
the theatrical result of their exploration, defines this powerful
instinct creatively and reveals what you can do with it. Lisa appeared
The Maid of Orléans: A Joan of Arc Story.
Currently teaching at Tulane
University, Millicent Johnnie moved to Louisiana in 2003 after touring
as Rehearsal Director and Resident Choreographer of the
Bush Women. Her works have been presented at Lincoln
Center (NYC) and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.). She was nominated
for Dance Magazine's prestigious "Best Performer" award in 2000.
Testamoments is a contemporary work danced to an untitled
piece by Shirley Caesar that explores the balance between spiritual
guidance and social justice and how each coexists within the other.
Merino: The Quick Brown Fox Jumped over the Lazy Dogs
Michael Merino returns to
the New Orleans stage after a ten-year hiatus. Over the past two
years, Michael has been a member of the
Mammoth Theatre’s Playwrights Playground in Washington, DC.
His play Artist and Protector of Children: The Life of Henry
Darger will be Woolly Mammoth’s entry in the
to Stage festival at the Kennedy Center this fall. Michael
will present scenes extracted from The Quick Brown Fox Jumped
over the Lazy Dogs, a recently completed long one-act inspired
by the texts of Saussure, Jakobson, and Chomsky. Addressing language,
meaning, message and messenger, the work is infused with absurdist
musings from Lewis Carroll, Donald Rumsfeld, and George Bush, and
illustrates how—in this age of global telecommunications and a barrage
of media outlets—nothing is actually being said.
Jean Ann Douglass: I Said
Jean Ann Douglass is graduating in May 2005
from Tulane University with a BFA in Dance and Theatre. She received
the Garrick Berringer Award for her performance as Mephisto in Doctor
Faustus Lights the Lights
as well as the Milton Latter Award.
She is a member of Tsunami Dance Company, and has trained with the
and interned with
. Her choreographic debut, I Said to
, is a collaborative dance-theatre piece that utilizes dancers,
actors and water! Collaging texts together from numerous sources,
the piece encompasses loss, love, community, and pop music.
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
For tickets, please call (504) 528-3800