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A Facing the Stage Editiorial



In a number of earlier columns, I have attempted to make the case for how New Orleans can forge a distinct personality by becoming a haven for original work. It is a twofold process involving company generated creation and play development for individual authors.


Today's Events: 4/15/11


April 15, the day GE formed (1892), when the Titanic sunk (1912), when Bergen-Belson was liberated (1945), when Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947), when Leonardo da Vinci (1452) and Henry James (1990) were born, and when Greta Garbo (1990) and Joey Ramone (2001) passed. Now here’s some history in the making:


A Tale of Two Collaborations

Facing the Stage



I still feel the whiplash. The theatrical experiences I had this weekend could not have been more divergent. I spent Friday in an old funeral parlor, converted into an art studio, that was in turn reconfigured as a theatrical space. On Saturday night, my date enjoyed her chardonnay in the city’s most upscale theatrical venue.


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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

Photographers


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor


Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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