Dubbed a “powerhouse of comedy” by the Austin Chronicle, The New Movement unleashes a dizzying number of comedy shows that belie the institution’s young age. Founded in 2009 by improvisers Chris Trew and Tami Nelson, the theater and conservatory has already established itself in two cities, training fledgling performers in the art of the extemporaneous by inspiring them to take comedic risks on stage, whether it’s connecting emotionally with a character or performing actual surgery. Whether or not the performers are costumed or bearing props, they aim to create a fully realized world on stage through grounded situations and elegant but always creative transitions between scenes.
Crescent City Cooks, a New Orleans style cooking school, is located in the Riverwalk Marketplace.
Creative Cajun and Creole Cooking classes are taught with a New Orleans flair.
Floor to ceiling glass offers a rare view of the Mississippi River and the Crescent City Connection.
This gives a visual taste of the Big Easy
The Mardi Gras School of Cooking & Catering draws out inner chefs and teaches them to prepare an entire menu of Cajun and Creole specialties. After adorning themselves with aprons, participants demonstrate the knife-handling skills they acquired in high-school economics and chop ingredients for each dish. After the cooking begins by creating a chocolate bread pudding with a mocha-chocolate-brandy sauce, the class studiously dives into roux. Under the tutelage of the school’s chefs, participants learn four ways to master roux, using them to prepare a gumbo and either an étouffée or a shrimp creole. At the end of class, graduates can toast to their culinary prowess and their much-improved chances at success on future first dates with glasses of wine served alongside the feast.
Anthony Bean wanted to leave a mark on his community, and when he saw his community lacked a proper outlet for theater, he created one. Since 2000, Anthony Bean Theater has worked with local citizens of all ages and skill levels to become actors, design sets, and manage the establishment. Ten years later, the Arts Council of New Orleans honored the theater with a Community Arts Award, which recognized Bean's contribution to the arts in his neighborhood.
Signature service: Spanish Immersion Camp
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Any language level will feel successful in our programs. Team building, sustainability and community service are also pillars of our programs along with health."