Who data: Southern Rep Theatre opening gala

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On Saturday, January 19, New Orleans’ Southern Rep Theatre officially moved into its permanent home located in the former St. Rose de Lima church at 2541 Bayou Road, New Orleans. The theatre invited the public to their Inaugural Ball where the space was activated with everything that celebrates the great city of New Orleans and the vibrancy of Southern Rep.

As attendees toured the venue, live entertainment, visual art, installations, food, music, cocktails and more took place. The evening began with an opening ceremony with remarks from Southern Rep Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes, Deputy Director of Louisiana Office of Cultural Development Kristin Sanders and Jonathan Leit and Mike Grote of Alembic Community Development.

The theatre was then blessed by Janet “Sula” Evans and Andaiye Alimayu of Zion Trinity. Following the blessing and official ringing of the Tower Bell, the theatre was activated by entertainers including, Mondays are a Drag performers Reba Douglas, Latonia & Malaysia Black, upcoming Southern Rep production Flowers for Hallie playwright and star Troi Bechet, aerial circus cabaret entertainer Liza Rose, Whitney Mixon & Clint Johnson, Ramshackle Revival, Dr. Brice Miller and the New Orleans Music Company, and DJ Lay. A Care for Creatives “Paint with Passion” activation was guided by Sarah Zoghbi, Myesha Francis & Nikki Mingledorff and catering was by Bogan’s King Que. Shots from the evening were taken by Little Fang Photos. 

Andaiye Alimayu of Zion Trinity (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Dr. Brice Miller (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

The permanent home of Southern Rep Theatre on Bayou Road (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Aimée Hayes, Southern Rep Producing Artistic Director (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Brian Bogan of Bogan’s King Que (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Liza Rose (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Care for Creatives Activation (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Ramshackle Revival (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Clint Johnson (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Lorraine Leblanc (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Aimée Hayes, Producing Artistic Director of Southern Rep (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Zondra Howard (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Dominique McClellan (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Aimée Hayes and Bruce Gordon (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Mack Guillory (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

DJ Lay (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Southern Rep Staff Charlotte D’Ooge, Jenny Windstrup, Jaron Caldwell (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Director of Philanthropy Charlotte D’Ooge and Board President Bruce Gordon (Photo: Little Fang Photos)

Latonia, Malaysia Black and Reba Douglas (Photo: Little Fang Photos)


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