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

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

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

The Kindly Ones (2012)

First off, I want to thank everyone who came out to support us this season, the fourth in our humble history as a theatre company and the most successful yet.  This has been an inspiring year for us, which has allowed us to increase the scale of shows that we produce, and also taught us … Continue reading

Shakespeare, I Love You: Pericles (2012)

This was an amazing experience. By far the largest undertaking that B.O.T. has ever attempted, Shakespeare, I Love You is a multi-company production where the five acts of a Shakespeare play are given to five different theatre companies, each company is given complete artistic freedom over their assigned portion of the text, and then the … Continue reading

Joan the Witch (2011)

Joan the Witch, as a story, is something that has been rolling around in my brain for some time now, but I haven’t endeavored to actually write a stage version of that history until recently.  In 1429 Gilles de Rais fought alongside Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans. On October 26, 1440, he was … Continue reading