Fiscally Sponsored

No Dream Deferred NOLA

Launched in 2016, No Dream Deferred started as a vision for equitable and inclusive theatre in New Orleans. As a community-anchored theatre that prioritizes New Orleans’ community audience, we produce culturally relevant work written by playwrights that have been historically marginalized. Our values ensure that our productions are relevant, accessible, and affordable for all in our community.

Our vision is to employ a revolutionary approach to art making in our city for our communities and in doing so create theatre that is anchored to place. We, through our programming and advocacy, are building a future where art leaders of color are not the exception but the norm.​

  • We work to amplify the voice of historically marginalized playwrights.
  • We empower theatre-makers of color in the city of New Orleans and beyond.
  • Our approach to theatre-making is equitable in its visioning, design, and implementation.



    Claiming and giving a rightful share of the artistic pie.
    We bring authenticity to the workspace, rehearsal room and table in a way that is essential,     valued, and encouraged.
    Excellent stewards of what we have been given. Intentional about what we contribute. Generous     with what we leave for future generations.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Lauren E. Turner
Producing Artistic Director

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