The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces today the selection of Raelle Myrick-Hodges as the new associate curator of performing arts. Myrick-Hodges will join the CAC staff on November 1, 2013 and will assume the responsibility of multidisciplinary performance programming at the CAC.
“We are thrilled to add Raelle and her formidable talent and energy to the CAC’s artistic programming team,” said CAC Executive/Artistic Director Neil Barclay. “Her internationally well-regarded talent will make an immediate and lasting impact on our city’s performing arts culture.”
“I am elated to join the team at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans,” Myrick-Hodges said. “I have been attending arts events in New Orleans—and particularly the New Orleans Fringe Festival—for years and am grateful to be a participant in supporting artists locally and internationally through live art and performance installations. This is a rare opportunity to create performance programming for the CAC that contributes to the artistic and educational wellbeing of a city I have long since loved.”
Raelle Myrick-Hodges was raised in Washington, DC and is cofounder of Philadelphia’s Azuka Theater, now in its seventeenth year. She was the Artistic Director at Brava Theater in San Francisco where she produced and presented more than 60 works from 2008 – 2012. She has worked with artists and organizations from around the world in disciplines ranging from dance, to theater, to poetry and new experimental works.
As a stage director, Myrick-Hodges recently helmed Georgia Shakespeare Festival’s critically acclaimed production of Macbeth. Myrick-Hodges has recently called PlayMakers Repertory—located in Chapel Hill, NC—her “second home,” directing in three of the past four seasons.
Additionally, Myrick-Hodges has served as a programming director with several arts education programs, including her work in summer 2013 at Perry Mansfield Arts Camp—the oldest arts camp in the United States. She has also been honored as an ‘artist residencia’ in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, MX with EDELO Residencia.