A non-profit 501(c)3 serving "Hollywood South" and the Gulf Coast
Education - Opportunities - Youth and Community Support 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Education - Opportunities - Youth & Community Support

 

"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" (IAWL)

NOLA Voice Talent Foundation's annual New Orleans and region benefit production of "It's a Wonderful Life" embodies everything the Foundation is about: providing an educational experience and opportunities for participants, as well as giving of our talents for the benefit of the community.

Over 150 performers - both novice and experienced - have come through the IAWL program since it was introduced in 2009, with some having graduated onto movie roles and a performing career. And the production has also raised in excess of $15,000 for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the region.

The Foundation is now preparing for it's NINTH annual production of "It's a Wonderful Life" in December 2017. 

Among the community and arts organizations which have benefited from NVT's "It's a Wonderful Life" program are:

Common Ground Relief
The Tipitinas Foundation's "Instruments a-Comin'" program
Crescent City Lights Youth Theater
WWOZ New Orleans
Gretna Community Center for the Arts
The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation
Vatican Lokey (on right) and Stephen James, Founder and Executive Director/President of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, have teamed up to form a strong leadership of the production, with Vatican taking over the reins as Director and Producer in 2015. Stephen James returns in 2017 as Producer and Director.

From the 2015 production, ever-present Bill Lee as George Bailey, and Julia Sevin as Violet Bick.

From our debut production of "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans, December 2009.