Swine Palace

Baton Rouge’s
Professional Theatre

Founded in 1992, Swine Palace is a non-profit, professional company supporting the educational mission of the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre. Since its inception, Swine Palace has produced over 68 productions including many regional and world premieres.

Swine Palace operates with a dual mission to provide South Louisiana with high quality, professional productions of classical and contemporary theater with an emphasis on plays exploring issues of social equity while also serving as a training ground for students in Louisiana State University’s M.F.A. Professional Actor and Technical/Design Training Programs.

 

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Coming Soon: SWEAT

June 25-26, Free Admission

SWEAT Schedule Change:
Due to health issues, SWEAT is only holding public
performances June 25 and 26.

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

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Swine Palace is Dedicated to Equity

We stand beside the Black community in calling for an end to the systemic racism that has led to the killings of American citizens including George Floyd, Alton Sterling, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others; the health inequities that resulted in the horrific toll the coronavirus has had on the lives of Black and brown communities in our nation; and the many injustices that continue to deny people of color access to the most basic freedoms of American life.

Theatre at its most powerful bears witness to the realities of the human condition to serve as a call to action for our communities. As theatre artists and educators, we must also heed that call to action and examine our own organization to work toward embodying the ideals that we embrace. It is only by revolutionizing our own institution that we can begin to revolutionize our society to end systemic injustice in our country.

We pledge to stand up and take action first by acknowledging our first step is in listening, understanding and supporting the efforts of the Black and brown communities and following their lead in determining the right path for our organization.