People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with beauty and truth…for the stage & before their peers. Itinerant Theatre, Inc. (IT) wants to make that possible. IT’s mission is to provide an affordable, professional forum for the performing arts so as to generate broader audiences for theatre, professional opportunities for performing artists & productions for artistically underserved communities. IT will build on its Board members’ collective experience of presenting, producing, directing, acting & writing for the theatre & other performing arts, all on a shoestring budget.
In June 2012 IT began with Bicentennial Year celebrations ”The Firsts ~ They Made a Difference”, four one-woman plays by Carolyn Woosley. In early October 2012 IT premiered a fifth Bicentennial production, “Cleoma ~ A First” and host an evening of SWLA music with “The Magnolia Sisters”. In November back by popular demand IT produced three one-woman plays from Woosley’s Louisiana Women: ”The Writers” (Maggie, Kate & Rosa). During December 2012 IT inaugurated “The Play’s the Thing” — its play reading series of the classics — with Candida by George Bernard Shaw. Candida is Shaw’s comedy on the clash of expectations in love. Joy Pace was Director.
During 2013 IT was on hiatus, but is now back! November 8-9 IT produces Jesus Christ Superstar, 7:30pm Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center. Auditions are completed. Cast and crew are set. Rehearsals are underway under the direction of Keith Chamberlain. Choreographer is Damien Thibodeaux.
Saturday, September 7, in collaboration with Stellar Beans Coffee House & Beanery, IT introduced a new, free, first-Saturday-of-the-month series, Coffee House Theatre. Contents will vary greatly. Details in this website and on Facebook at ItinerantTheatreInc.
IT will produce two ambitious plays in early 2014: 1. Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom and starring Michael Goldman and Mike Muffuletto, two weekends, mid-March at Imperial Calcasieu Museum’s Gibson Barham Gallery; and 2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee and starring Joy Pace and Frank Cooper. Location and times TBA.
Stay tuned as Itinerant Theatre cultivates & showcases the talents of young & old in front of, & behind, the curtain.