Sound Off!

Sound Off! is our annual festival of works-in-progress from local ensembles and individual artists that offers an immediate forum for critical audience feedback.Join us for a sneak preview of new work and become a part of the next year of innovative, exciting theater in New Orleans.

Summer 2015

Sound Off! VII

With seven original performances from an array of amazing artists, this is our biggest Sound Off yet! Featuring dance, drama, clowning, and even silent sketch comedy.

We’re super excited about this year’s line-up and can’t wait to share all these fantastic, fresh-off-the-vine works with you:

Festival Schedule (June 4-6, 2015)

UNO Lab Theater
University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center
“The System is Failing” by UNO Contemporary Theater Class
“Conversations with Body Language: The Body Monologues” by Mike Spara

Dancing Grounds
3705 St. Claude Avenue
“Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound: An Original Adaptation” by Jessie Strauss
“Broken Doll” by Darci Fulcher

609 St. Ferdinand Street
“Ark” by Mark P Allain Jr.
“evol” by Narcisse|Movement Project
“Everything is Sexy” by Jenny Sargent and Sara Brown
After Party! 10PM

All Events: $5-15 suggested donation
(no one turned away for lack of funds)


Summer 2014

Sound Off! VI

Sound Off! VI was June 18-21, 2014.

Wednesday, June 18, 6 pm, Clouet Gardens
Straw by Marion Spencer
Oxblood by NEW NOISE
Thursday, June 19, 7:30 pm, Shadowbox Theater
Conversations with Body Language presented by The New Movement
New Orleans Dyke Bar Project by Bonnie Gabel, Rachel Lee, and Sara Pic
Friday, June 20, 7:30 pm, Dancing Grounds
Four Helen by Justin Maxwell
Looking at A Broad by Rebecca Mwase
Saturday, June 21, 3-5 pm, 609 St. Ferdinand St.
Community After-Party for Sound Off!

Summer 2013

Sound Off! V


ROOT  by Narcisse|Movement Project.
Landline by Chen Gu.
Mouthful of Teeth by NEW NOISE.

Where + When

Tuesday, July 2nd at 8pm
Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St. Claude Ave.

Summer 2012

Sound Off! IV


Argot Smile by FoKaT Productions
Misconception by NOMADD Artistry
Jack Spicer’s Billy the Kid by Brendan Connelly and Lisa D’Amour
Runnin’ Down the Mountain by NEW NOISE

Where + When

July 14th, 2012
Divine Yoga
1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. between Clio and Erato

Summer 2011

The Future is a Fancyland Place by Goat in the Road Productions and Cripple Creek Theatre Co.
The Wall by Gamal Abdel Chasten
Marilyn by Night Light Collective
Runnin’ Down the Mountain by NEW NOISE

Part of Voicebox / Sound Off!a weekend-long celebration of original performance.

Where + When

July 8–9, 2011
The CAC Freeport-McMoran Theatre
900 Camp St.

Summer 2010

Adele’s Farm by James Bartelle, directed by Sarah Zoghbi
Queen for a Day by Andrew Vaught
Untitled, written and performed by A-1’s Chris Williams
Pchile Goyin, conceived and directed by NEW NOISE’s Joanna Russo

Where + When

July 12, 2010
The AllWays Theatre
St. Claude Ave. at Marigny

Summer 2009

3 Seconds Untitled by Goat in the Road Productions
Everyman Verses Himself by Katherine Keator (performed by NEW NOISE)
Five Monologues in Search of a Play by Adam Falik
After the War by NEW NOISE

Where + When

July 13, 2009
Convergence Center for the Arts
6100 Canal Blvd.