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Art Thrives: Shakespeare Alive! (Ages 55 and Up)

Mon, May 15th, 2023 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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NOMA’s Art Thrives program creates opportunities exclusively for adults ages 55 and up to learn new skills while building community and having fun. In collaboration with the NOLA Project, we invite you to join us for an eight-session theater course themed “Shakespeare Alive!”

For many Americans, Shakespeare is something they associate with reading and studying in school. But in truth, his work was meant to be seen, heard, and enjoyed aloud and in person. In Shakespeare Alive!, participants will have the opportunity to interact with the Bard the way actors do—by learning to speak verse, apply actions, use vocal techniques, and learn about all the hidden clues Shakespeare provides actors within the text.

This is an adult acting course for beginners and advanced students. The course will conclude with a celebratory performance for friends and family members in which each participant gets time to shine on the stage. The only things required are a curious mind and an open heart. 

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.


Please contact jrjohnson@noma.org or 504.658.4140 for more information or to inquire about future Art Thrives programs

$160 for the entire course | $120 for members


Program Schedule

Class time is 5–6:30 pm on these dates:

Monday, May 15

Monday, May 22

Tuesday, May 30

Monday, June 5

Monday, June 12

Tuesday, June 20

Monday, June 26

Thursday, June 29

Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions of this course.

What You’ll Need

Please wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable in. 

What You’ll Get

Registration includes writing utensils, notebooks for note taking, and free admission to the NOLA Project’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please complete a brief form requesting financial assistance, and a staff member will reach out to you soon.



The NOLA Project is an ensemble theatre company that challenges, entertains, and engages diverse New Orleans audiences through adventurous productions of classic works, the development of innovative new plays, and practical education opportunities. Visit https://www.nolaproject.com/ for more information. 

NOMA’s Art Thrives programs are supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.


Mon, May 15th, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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