Nufonia Must Fall

Kid Koala
April 14, 2017 to April 15, 2017

“This live stageshow adaptation of Kid Koala’s first graphic novel proves that watching a miniature robot puppet navigate the perils of love can be much more emotional than you’d expect.” —CityMag.com 

Known primarily from his work with Gorillaz, DJ, musician, and graphic novelist Kid Koala captures the sounds of affection, loneliness, and hope in this tender love story about a tone-deaf... Read more →

Past Shows

SweetArts 2017

A Black Tie Birthday Party Celebrating the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season
February 4, 2017

A Black Tie Birthday Party Celebrating the CAC's 40th Anniversary Season

In this milestone year, we toast to the CAC’s four decades as a leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts center.

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose ... Read more

Clear & Sweet

zoe | juniper
September 22, 2016 to September 24, 2016

“...like a crazy dream you just can’t shake. At the center of it all, there’s a furious little heart that pumps equal parts vitriol and grace.” —The Boston Globe 

A haunting performance that fuses dance and live vocals, Clear & Sweet integrates Sacred Harp Singing—a living form of spiritual a capella choral singing that is passed down over many generations. Voices meld ... Read more

Soundtrack '63

January 16, 2016 to January 18, 2016

Soundtrack ‘63 is a multi-media, live music performance that takes the audience back in time with a cultural and artistic retrospective of the Civil Rights Movement from 1963 to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Originally produced by 651 ARTS and developed by Creative Director Chen Lo, Soundtrack ’63 premiered in ... Read more

Conversation: Trees Talk

10 Years of Recovery Research in a Louisiana Bottomland Hardwood Forest 2005-2015
October 28, 2015

David Baker, Environmental Curator at A Studio in the Woods, tells the inspiring story of resilience and recovery of the Studio 8-acre forest with scientific research from pre- and post-Katrina.

A forest ecologist, Baker studies long term changes to Louisiana's bottomland hardwood forests with a particular emphasis on how hurricanes ... Read more

Conversation: Forest and Water in Dialogue

Artists and Scientists Contemplate the Gulf Coast
October 27, 2015

Panel discussion with How to Build a Forest artists and local environmental professionals and scientists Dave Baker, Alex Kokler, Monique Verdin about the current pressing environmental issues facing Louisiana.

This special conversation will take place within the installation in the CAC Warehouse.

David Baker

David Baker has a BS in ... Read more

How to Build a Forest

PearlDamour + Shawn Hall
October 23, 2015 to October 29, 2015

How to Build a Forest is a polysynthetic, interdisciplinary hybrid of a project. Part visual art installation and part theater performance, this durational event unfolds over eight hours.

Beginning in an empty space, visual artist Shawn Hall and theater/performance artists Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour—along with a four-person crew—work meticulously

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The Grand Parade (of the 20th century)

March 21, 2015 to March 22, 2015

Double Edge Theatre makes its regional debut with The Grand Parade—an amalgamation of movement, text, and fleeting images that evoke the mythology of the 20th century. Equal parts circus, vaudeville, and magical realism, this performance perfectly encompasses humanity’s simultaneous predilection towards creation and destruction in the pursuit of progress.

Directed ... Read more

Sidra Bell Dance New York

December 5, 2014 to December 6, 2014

Atmospheric and spectacular, Sidra Bell’s ReVUE—an explosion of sexuality, gender politics, and darkly fantastical themes—pushes societal boundaries and eludes traditional expectations of dance.

Choreographed by Sidra Bell

“It was a ‘ReVUE’ unlike any other, a blend of vaudeville, Fellini, and Cirque du Soleil. Ms. Bell proved that she had her ... Read more

Rude Mechanicals

November 19, 2014 to November 22, 2014

Genre-defying theater company Rude Mechanicals merges themes of evolutionary biology, murder mystery theater, and gaming with Now Now Oh Now, an interactive puzzle of a piece that calls to the inner nerd in us all.

“The sense of discovery is the play’s greatest strength ... Now Now Oh Now is ... Read more