Jubilee is an immersive original performance that traverses a hundred years in the life of one family on Alabama’s Mobile Bay. Audiences join the actors for a family supper that seeks to untangle the knot of white Southern identity, unspooling threads of personal ancestry, Southern duality, and the ravages of racism. Conceived by NEW NOISE Co-Artistic Directors Philip Cramer and Bear Hebert, and directed by company member Bonnie Jean Gabel, Jubilee features live original music, a dynamic, monumental set, and a shapeshifting ensemble.

“Act II” of the performance features a literal supper, with conversation hosted by the ensemble.

production history

Presented May 16-27, 2018
at Catapult in New Orleans, LA


The development and presentation of Jubilee was made possible by The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding provided by Alternate ROOTS, The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.