Loyola Students, Alums, & Faculty Premiere Production of "Craiglisted"!

NEW ORLEANS – The NOLA Project theatre company invites you to travel back to a simpler time.
In 2015, the classifieds website Craigslist reigned supreme in all things. Maggie, a broke college student,
utilizing the somewhat-seedy service, finds quick, consistent cash helping strangers on the World Wide
Web express their wildest sides. In the process, she discovers more about people (and herself) than she
ever wanted to know.

CRAIGSLISTED has been presented at various venues – including NOLA Brewing Co. as part of TNP’s
Rough Draughts reading series – since playwright Sharai Bohannon published the piece in 2015. It is one
of the highest-rated scripts amongst thousands on the National New Play Network’s New Play Exchange.
Universities and community theatres have mounted full-scale showings as recently as 2018, but the
December 2022 production marks the script’s professional debut.

Co-Artistic Director Brittany N. Williams says, “It's always exciting to see a play from reading to full
production with all the bells and whistles. Playwright Sharai Bohannon gives us a glimpse into a
world of strange people who are no less real for their quirks and kinks. It's a joy to revisit and bring
new audiences with us.” Co-Artistic Director A.J. Allegra adds, “Sharai is a gifted playwright with a
stellar sense of humor. We are so excited to bring her work to New Orleans for the first time.”


Ensemble member Leslie Claverie (THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW) directs the production featuring
recent NOLA Project artists Ross Brill (THE SEAGULL), Keith Claverie (TREASURE ISLAND), Aria Jackson* (SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY) and Megan Whittle (TREASURE ISLAND). Emily Bagwill*, Mariola Chalas*, Donyae Lewis, and Robert A. Mitchell make their NOLA Project mainstage

“I’ve been a big fan of this script ever since we first discovered it almost five years ago,” said Leslie
Claverie. “Seeing it come to life every night in rehearsals has been a true treat, and I cannot wait for
everyone to meet these quirky characters.”

The production team includes Kaelyn Bailey*, Duncan Becker*, Nia Benn, Jenny L. Billot, Roger Bouche*,
Bridget Ann Boyle*, Beau Bratcher, Grant Ingram, Amara Elizabeth Skinner*, and Olivia Winter.
*denotes Loyola student/alum

CRAIGSLISTED runs through December 17 at Loyola University’s Marquette Theater with performances
at 7:30pm (Thurs-Sat) and 3pm (Sundays). For tickets, and more information, visit NOLAProject.com.


• Dec. 1-17
• 7:30pm, 3pm

• Loyola University’s Marquette Theater (Marquette Hall)
• 6363 St. Charles Avenue, NOLA 70118

• $20-55

• $10 rush tickets available for Louisiana residents starting 10 minutes prior to curtain at non-
sold-out performances


About The NOLA Project
For over 15 years, The NOLA Project and its intrepid ensemble of artists have brought bold, innovative,
and imaginative theatre to the people of New Orleans. Twice awarded with the National Theatre
Company Award from the American Theatre Wing, TNP has carved out a special niche in the Gulf South
with immersive and thought-provoking original plays. The NOLA Project is an ensemble theatre company
that challenges, entertains, and engages diverse New Orleans audiences through adventurous
productions of classic works, the development of innovative new plays, and practical education
opportunities. To learn more, visit NOLAProject.com.

About Loyola University
The Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is a community of dedicated theater-makers
who firmly believe in process, creation, and educating the whole person. The Department of Theatre
Arts & Dance is committed to training diverse 21st-century theater artists by immersing them in
firsthand production experience and challenging them in the classroom. The Department supports the
university's ideal to "Think Critically, Act Justly," providing our students with a thorough understanding of
the ways in which performance can be a tool of critical thought, social justice, and education. The
Department’s environment is dedicated to the development of emerging artists. It serves as a
playground to experiment and take risks in an effort to push our field beyond its preconceived norms.

Article by: Keith Claverie

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