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Mission Statement:

Theatre Below Sea Level exists to do the following:

Provide the New Orleans theatre community with an unbiased critical voice.  We strive to write timely reviews, interesting featured articles, and interviews.

Broaden the community’s focus by providing news and commentary on more than just a local level.

Serve the community by posting press releases and event news.  Our events calendar will be constantly evolving, providing information on auditions, shows, fundraisers, and events.

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Theatre Below Sea Level is:

Jared Gore loves the theatre. Sometimes he writes, sometimes he acts. His play My Name is Chainsaw won the American College Theatre Festival’s developmental one-act award. It will (hopefully) be published by Cengage sometime next year. A recent graduate of the University of New Orleans, he can be found at home most nights with a strong drink and a handful of pills. You can follow him on Twitter, where he says filthy/disgusting things that make his mother cry. If you need to email him he can be reached here.

Bradley Troll is a recent UNO graduate, having earned his MFA in Playwriting.  In 2009, Bradley won the National Critic’s Institute award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  As National Winner, Bradley attended the NCI summer intensive at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut as Critic Fellow.  While there, he was fortunate to futher study the art of theatre criticism with nationally-known critics such as Andy Propst (americantheaterweb.com, theatermania.com), Mark Blankenship (Thecriticalcondition.com), Leonard Jacobs (clydefitchreport.com), Linda Winer (Newsday), Michael Feingold (Villaige Voice), J. Wynn Rousuck (Baltimore Sun), and others. On their advice, he began Theatre Below Sea Level with his friend and colleague, Jared Gore, so that the New Orleans’ theatre scene could have an online voice. 

Bradley’s original plays have been seen here in New Orleans at Le Chat Noir as well as in Texas and Arkansas with the American College Theatre Festival and the Southwest Theatre and Film Association.  This November, the University of New Orleans will premiere his play Verses From Jordan.  Bradley also holds a Master of Arts in English Lit and a Bachelors in Communications/Sociology (minor in Theatre) from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. 

You can follow Bradley on Twitter here or email him here.

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