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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 200 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 $20,000 for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the region.

The Foundation is now preparing for it's TENTH anniversary production of "It's a Wonderful Life" in December 2018. 

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
The Valiant Theater and Lounge

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.
 

IAWL 2009 - Present.

Please click on relevant poster for more information about each production.

IAWL-2018

Directed and Produced by Stephen James

Co-director: George Trahanis

Foley Director: Marsha Preston

Venue: 

The Cafe Istanbul Performance Theater, New Orleans

IAWL-2017

Directed and Produced by Stephen James

Foley Director: Marsha Preston

Venue:

Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts, Gretna, LA.

Valiant Theater and Lounge, Arabi, LA.

IAWL-2016

Executive Producer: Stephen James

Produced and Directed by Vatican Lokey

Venue:

Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts, Gretna, LA. (Two nights)

IAWL-2015

Executive Producer Stephen James

Produced and Directed by Vatican Lokey
Venue:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

and John Schneider Studios, Holden, LA.

IAWL-2014

Produced by Stephen James
Directed by Vatican Lokey
Venue:
Deutsches Haus, Metairie, LA.

IAWL-2013

Produced and Directed by Stephen James
Venue:
Deutsches Haus, Metairie, LA.

IAWL-2012

Produced and Directed by Stephen James
Venue:
Deutsches Haus, Metairie, LA.

IAWL-2011

Produced and Directed by Stephen James
Venue:
Deutsches Haus, Metairie, LA.

IAWL-2010

IAWL-2009

Produced and Directed by Stephen James
Venue:
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.