PO Box 2331
New Orleans, LA 70176
Phone: (504) 577-0732
Fax: (504) 577-0732
Founded in 1980, Junebug Productions’ mission is to create, produce, tour and present high-quality performing art which supports and encourages oppressed and exploited African-Americans in the Black Belt South who are working to improve the quality of life available to themselves and others who are similarly situated. Junebug Productions is the organizational successor to the Free Southern Theater which was co-founded by John O’Neal in 1963 as a cultural arm of the Civil Rights Movement. Junebug Productions is currently building the Free Southern Theater Institute (FSTI), a cultural laboratory to train individuals who wish to develop the capacity to work as theater artists and managers of cultural programs with communities of oppressed and exploited people. The Institute’s pedagogy is grounded in the principles and practices that have been developed and applied across the U.S. for more than 45 years by the Free Southern Theater and Junebug Productions.
Artists and companies whose mission and vision are complimentary to Junebug Productions are presented in residency with the FSTI. Artists bring new skills to the students and help develop original work rooted in communities and storytelling.
House Capacity: 200
Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline