1805 Theatre Project

Architectural rendering of Laclotte’s proposed playhouseLongitudinal cross section of Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte’s “Project of a Playhouse for the Town of New Orleans” (1805), Shea Trahan, AIAShea Trahan, AIA

Fall 2024: Save the Date for the 1805 Concert at the LSU Digital Media Center, September 26-27!

The CFFS is partnering with the LSU School of Music, the Center for Computation and Technology and the School of Art + Architecture on the 1805 Concert, a unique live performance event presented at the LSU Digital Media Center theatre on September 26-27 at 7:30 p.m..

Drawing on research into the theatrical culture of New Orleans around the period of the Louisiana Purchase, this concert features musical selections that would have been played on New Orleans stages, in the virtually restituted acoustical environment of a massive theatre planned for the city’s Mississippi waterfront in 1805.

Scholarly presentations by Professor Philippe Girard (McNeese State) and Professor Julia Doe (Columbia University) will explore aspects of the theatrical and musical culture of this period, followed by live performances by LSU faculty, graduate students and undergrads. Save the Date for this unique exploration of history, performance and digital technology!

Check back here for more updates during the Summer and Fall 2024.