About
No Dream Deferred NOLA

What happens to a dream deferred? 

No Dream Deferred is a community anchored theatre production company. We prioritize culturally relevant theatre and the work of historically marginalized playwrights for our New Orleans audience.

 

We recognize the systemic nature of cultural marginalization in the arts and therefore, we fight to create and to create as often as we please so that our stories are told and our dreams are never deferred.

 

No Dream Deferred strives to be an artistic home to theatre-makers of color in New Orleans, a place where our stories are authentically realized and wonderfully experienced.

MISSION

No Dream Deferred creates theatre programming that is culturally relevant to our New Orleans audience.

GUIDES TO OUR MISSION

Our vision is to employ a revolutionary approach to art-making in our city and our communities and in doing so create theatre that is anchored to place. We, through our programming and advocacy, are building a future where art leaders of color are not the exception but the norm.

  • We work to amplify the voice of historically marginalized playwrights.                             

  • We empower theatre-makers of color in the city of New Orleans and beyond.                 

  • Our approach to theatre-making is equitable in its visioning, design, and implementation.

VISION

No Dream Deferred strives to be an artistic home to theatre-makers of color in New Orleans, a place where our stories are authentically realized and wonderfully experienced.

 

VALUES

Equity/Power-Claiming and giving a rightful share of the artistic pie.

Cultural Authenticity/Realness-Our approach to the work. We bring authenticity to the work-space, rehearsal room, and table in a way that is essential, valued, and encouraged.

Legacy/Wealth-Excellent stewards of what we have been given. Intentional about what we contribute. Generous with what we leave for future generations.

Our Story

Launched in 2016, No Dream Deferred started as a vision for equitable and inclusive theatre in New Orleans. As a community-anchored theatre that prioritizes our New Orleans audience, we produce culturally relevant work written by playwrights that have been historically marginalized. 

 

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