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Acting Action on St. Claude

Thespians are getting ready to strut their stuff in the Marigny. The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) hosts an actor’s showcase tonight at 8p.m. at the Allways Lounge (2240 St. Claude Avenue.) Lanzardis Productions, owned in part by local actor Lance Nichols, again has partnered with NOVAC on this third actors' showcase, the first since October, 2013.  

State of Play: NOLA Theatre 9.16-9.15

This week offfers bit of a lull in openings so you can catch up on the wide array of offerings. For one performance only, catch up with NOLA's patron Saint, Joan of Arc or take advantage of one of two opportunities to see a staged reeading of Driving Miz Daisy. NOLA Project's Cuckoo's Nest and Thin Walls continue their stellar runs and there are plenty of Broadway offerings circulating about the area.

State of Play: NOLA Theatre 9.9-9.15

Labor Day has passed and theatre season in SoLa has begun in full force. Nurse Ratched is still in residence at NOCCA and the Chekov mashup continues at Le Petit. Elsewhere, two Broadway hits are being staged. On St. Claude, local Michael Allen Zell is rolling out an original work. (Plus, there's Dr. Seuss in JP.)

Intense Experience

New Service Creates Reels for Aspiring Actors

Dream of screen acting? Actor/Director/Entrepreneur Vanessa Cloke suggests finding an agent: no agent, no real acting work. How do you get an agent? That remains tricky, even in a city with expanding performance opportunities. "One of the biggest challenges to even getting an agent out here," Cloke explains over coffee in Mid-City, "because it's becoming extremely exclusive, is if you don't have footage so they can see your acting, if you don't have a resume, if you don't have credits, you probably won't get an agent."

Another 48 Hours

Fast Film Fete Comes to NOLA

The New Orleans installment of the 48 Hour Film Project begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Maison St. Charles Hotel Ballroom (1319 St. Charles Avenue.) NOLA Project Producer Bill Rainey reports that as of last night 48 teams (he insists it's a coincidence) have registered for the two-day competition which gives teams two days to create a movie script and then complete a film at least four minutes, but no longer than seven minutes long. 

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