The NOLA Project theatre company is getting a new leading artistic
Ensemble member Brittany N. Williams (HARRY AND THE THIEF, SPARE MISSION 1) has
been tabbed as TNP’s first-ever Co-Artistic Director. She will assume the role in January of
“I’m thrilled to be joining The NOLA Project team as Co-Artistic Director,” Williams said.
“Working with this brilliant group of artists as an ensemble member has been wonderful and I’m
excited to help us grow and evolve as a company and as part of the greater New Orleans
Williams, is an actor, singer and writer. You last saw her on stage in TNP’s last in-person production,
HARRY AND THE THIEF (Vivian), at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2020. During the
pandemic, she penned one of the company’s four original PodPlays as well as provided her
voice for it and two others. Outside of TNP, Williams’ credits include Stage Door Songbook: Cole
Porter (Susan), Mary Full of Gray (Mary/writer) and she was the The National World War II
Museum’s 2019 Stage Door Idol winner.
Williams will share Artistic Director duties with current AD A.J. Allegra.
“I couldn’t be happier to announce the addition of Brittany N. Williams to our new shared
leadership model at The NOLA Project,” Allegra said. “She is a passionate, smart, and creative
theatre artist with an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. The pandemic-forced
pause in our work allowed our ensemble to look inward at ways in which we could strengthen
and improve our organization. And, I am so pleased that in the tradition of NOLA Project, and the
spirit of ensemble, we selected one of our own to co-lead the next era of The NOLA Project.”
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Williams performed across three continents – including a year
spent as a principal vocalist at Hong Kong Disneyland – and several US states prior to
relocating to New Orleans in 2017. Some favorite out-of-town credits include Universal Robots
(Helena), Margaret I (Joan of Arc), Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (Nansi – Helen Hayes Award
nom.), Antony and Cleopatra (Soothsayer/Clown), and Lear (Cordelia/Fight Captain). Williams
holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Howard University and an MA in Classical Acting from the
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Last time we saw her
Williams’ latest work will be on display this fall when The NOLA Project and the New Orleans
Museum of Art present her new play, TELL IT TO ME SWEET, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
For more information on the original outdoor production, running October 29-November 14, please visit
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