To create theatre that is relevant to our time and place. We do this through full exploration and integration of different theatre styles, based on a minimalist approach that strives to strip out all superfluous elements of a show and focus on the heart of a story. Most importantly, we have fun with it.

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    Below you can find information on previous seasons, as well as the growing Copyright-Free Archive - a list of plays that are free of any royalties, ready to be performed by any theatre, as well as thoughts from our sometimes amusing, sometimes vulgar, often interesting Managing Director Bohrs Hoff.

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Bacchanalia 2017!

The fabulous annual festival of new play staged readings is back!  This year’s theme is Protest Plays, and we received over TWO HUNDRED submissions of artistic ire from all around the world.  We are honored to present these six finalists in the ancient tradition of art and alcohol!  The audience favorite will be selected for … Continue reading

King Leopold (2017)

Thank you to everyone who came out for our WORLD PREMIERE of Mark Twain’s KING LEOPOLD at the lovely Mudlark Theatre in New Orleans!  We toured the show minimally in New England since then, and hope to revive this powerful piece soon. In the intimate chambers of the Belgian King, who rules the very same Congo Free … Continue reading

What the Ladies Do (2016)

To quote the jarring, violent final monologue of this brilliant play, “Thank you very much thank you very much thank you VERY much” to everyone who came out to this wildly successful show!  Imagine Jason Voorhees’ mom at age nine, processing social pressures and Jane Austen novels as she plays with her dollhouse: What the … Continue reading

InFringe Fest New Orleans: Week by Barry Eitel

Blunt Objects Theatre was proud to partner with InFringe Fest to present the New Orleans premiere of Week by Barry Eitel. The audience favorite at Blunt Objects Theatre’s 2014 Bacchanalia, this apocalyptic comedy has been hailed as “profoundly funny, like an episode of Seinfeld written by Sam Shepard.”  Three friends are trying to get their … Continue reading

The Story So Far / Win Tour 2015

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who submitted plays for our upcoming Bacchanalia! 2016 New Play Readings Festival in New Orleans.  We certainly have some difficult decisions to make in the upcoming weeks as we continue reading through the avalanche of material, though that is what we like to call a “good … Continue reading

Bacchanalia! 2016: New Play Readings Festival

Blunt Objects Theatre is proud to return to New Orleans with Bacchanalia! 2016 at Mag’s 940 Elysian Fields on March 23 and 24, 7pm both nights! Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only. Come celebrate the arts with this exciting festival of dramatic readings for new plays, and tip your bartender. The Bacchanalia is … Continue reading

Best and Worst of William Shakespeare

As we restructure the company, prepping for an exciting 2015 spring production that will be announced on December 15th, I realized that I haven’t made any posts on the Copyright-Free Play Archive in a while.  Our focus in the coming years will be on building the community around the inherently interdisciplinary art form of theatre, … Continue reading

Bacchanalia 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Bacchanalia 2014 New Play Readings, an exciting new annual tradition! I want to extend a huge and special thanks to Underground Wonder Bar for hosting us on short notice and saving this production after our initial venue welched and left us without a space.  More on … Continue reading

The Trojan War (2013)

Let me begin this postmortem by saying that I am incredibly proud of our final production of 2013: The Trojan War.  The idea of creating a comprehensive account of this mythic conflict has been with me for years, ever since I read Homer’s Iliad in high school and realized that the Trojan Horse, the most … Continue reading

Taming of the Shrew (2013)

Please allow me to begin this entry by thanking an Anonymous donor for the amount of $250, which more than doubled our humble budget for this production, and made many more elements in costume and props possible.  Specifically, the gimp mask that Petruchio brazenly wears during the wedding scene, “shame to your estate, an eyesore … Continue reading