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Art Klub Bumped to Tuesdays at Cafe Istanbul

Art Klub’s weekly Wednesdays has brought painters, dancers, filmmakers, and a variety of other creators together, and tonight, the collaboration is taking place a day early on St. Claude. Artist Inc. is inviting Sue Strachan and A.J. Allegra to Café Istanbul in the Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Avenue) for “Literary Speaking” at 7pm. 


The weekly event, now permanently bumped to Tuesdays, invites artists of various mediums to speak, ask questions, and collaborate. There are also “Reel to Real” events for filmmakers, “Anything Goes”, multidisciplinary mashups, and “Movers and Shakers” in which dancers perform and answer questions.


Tonight’s guests span the gamut from theatrical writing, to acting, to editing and publishing. NoDef Editor and Publisher B.E. Mintz will moderate the event. 


Strachan currently works as the Public Relations Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and has spent the bulk of her career writing in some capacity. The native of Connecticut moved to New Orleans in 1993 to get her BA in English from Newcomb, and she moved to New York to work in publishing after completing her degree. New Orleans eventually called her back, and Strachan served as the editor of St. Charles Avenue Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Gardens, New Orleans Magazine, and Louisiana Life. Strachan still does freelance writing, and she will be fielding questions from like-minded artists tonight.


Allegra serves as the Artistic Director for the NOLA Project, and he is a faculty member at NOCCA. Since 2007, Allegra has directed and performed at Le Petit Theatre, Southern Rep, Le Chat Noir, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, JPAS, and Mid-City Theatre. Allegra wrote Oregon Trail, a play premiered in NYC in 2004, to make its NOLA debut through the NOLA Project at the 2013 Fringe Festival. Allegra has won two Big Easy Awards, and he was named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40 this past year.


Admission is $5, free for Art Klub members.


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