Goat in the Road
Get Your Art On!
Saturday, March 25 from 2 - 5 pm
The Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp St.)
Get Your Art On is a collection of dynamic art-making workshops and creative experiences, including entrance to the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). Free and open to the public, with complimentary food, drink, and activities for children, Get Your Art On will be an open and welcoming art-making space for all: military service members and Veterans, their families, artists, civilians, and everyone in between.
This event is being presented in conjunction with GRP's new play Foreign to Myself, which will premiere at the CAC in May 2017.
Workshops will include:
1. Louisiana Prayer Flags
2. Playwriting workshop with staged readings
3. Combat Paper
4. Expressive visual art making
Click here for more info on the workshops!
We are excited to be hosting this event with the CAC , as well as the NOLA Veterans Arts and Humanities Alliance. This group, created in the fall of 2016, brings together veterans, health care providers, artists, and other community members who believe in the power of the arts and humanities to promote healing and mutual understanding, with the goal of creating more opportunities for art-making and dialogue involving veterans and the larger community in New Orleans.
HELP GRP FUNDRAISE FOR FOREIGN TO MYSELF!
Goat in the Road's got a Kickstarter going for its newest original show about veterans and homecoming, which will premiere at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center in May 2017.
Check out our preview video:
And then click here to donate and help bring this project to fruition!
UPCOMING THIS SPRING:
SNOWMAN, MONSTER, DOG
Goat in the Road continues touring its children's theatre show to schools throughout New Orleans! The performance is comprised of four plays, written by 5th, 6th and 7th graders from New Orleans, that feature goofy humor and heartbreaking disappointments, bringing audiences on an adventure through the imagination of a young person.
Each play is accompanied by a short video introduction by the student playwright, discussing the inspiration for the play and the process of writing. Goat in the Schools empowers students to write creatively by featuring theater written by students, for students.
GRP will tour this show through the summer of 2017! Please contact Project Director Darci Fulcher if you are interested in booking Snowman, Monster, Dog - email@example.com.
Performance Time: 45 minutes
Performance Price: $650
Needs: A large space (cafeteria or gyms work well)
The Snowman, Monster, Dog ensemble performs at Arise Academy.
FOREIGN TO MYSELF
Part of the CAC's 2016-2017 season, Foreign to Myself is an ensemble built performance that examines the shifting identity of the returning military veteran. Based on research into the history and science of trauma, along with dozens of interviews with post-deployment military personnel from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, GRP explores the many ways returning veterans navigate the world, and the inherent difficulties of re-entry.
Now in its eighth year, GRP’s Play/Write program has two components: teaching artist residencies in six New Orleans schools, and the Showcase of student works performed by local, professional performance companies.
GRP is thrilled to be working with St. Mary’s Academy, Success Preparatory Academy, The International Schools of Louisiana, Young Audiences Charter School, and Warren Easton High School to bring theatre and playwriting to over 200 students in New Orleans.
May 2017, date TBD
Dillard University’s Cook Theatre
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
$10 online or at the door
Goat in the Road Productions is a New Orleans based performance ensemble dedicated to the production of original and invigorating new works of theatre, dance, performance art, and educational programming.
Goat in the Road is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans, and a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.