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our mission

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is a year-round professional theatre company committed to producing captivating, exciting, and moving plays with a major focus on the works of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams. 

In the city which Williams called home and from which he drew abundant inspiration, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will engage our community and cultivate its relationship with Williams. 

We will accomplish this by mounting performances of well-known and rarely produced Williams plays, contributing to the scholarship of Williams and New Orleans, and educating our community onstage and off with unique and stimulating programming.


Tennessee Williams was passionate about New Orleans. We are passionate about both.


Founded in 2015, we are the first theatre in the United States to focus exclusively on the works of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams. 


We're dedicated to sharing Williams' unique brand of poetic and often expressionistic theatre with the New Orleans community—an audience which appreciates theatre events as rich, musical, and immersive experiences. We seek to produce Williams plays which are bold, unafraid, poignant, and staggering in their beauty—just as he wrote them.


Join us and we promise to create something intriguing for experienced and new theatre-goers alike. We look forward to collaborating with local artists and organizations to present the highest quality offerings possible. We aim to offer our audiences a chance to see every Tennessee Williams play at one time or another, in one iteration or another. We are sure that our supporters will be surprised and exhilarated by the breadth and diversity of Williams' masterful works.

The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams


Augustin J Correro


Co-Founding/Producing Artistic Director

Augustin is the Founding Co-Artistic Director of The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. He a Mississippi native who is proud to call New Orleans home. He is a director, acting coach, playwright, and Tennessee Williams scholar. In 2021, his book Tennessee Williams 101 was released. He has taught Tennessee Williams 101 as a lecture at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival, the St. Louis Tennessee Williams Festival, and other venues nationally. Directing credits for TWTC include Kingdom of Earth, Small Craft Warnings, Weird Tales (Williams world premieres), The Rose Tattoo, Dangerous Birds (If Agitated) featuring The Gnadiges Fraulein with other one-acts, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Camino Real, Not About Nightingales, One Arm by Moises Kaufman, The Mutilated, Suddenly Last Summer, The Glass Menagerie, and the COVID-era puppet spoof The Felt Menagerie. Other directing credits include Jesus Christ Superstar at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, [vampire]Medea at the 2012 Atlanta Fringe Festival, Afterwards for The Complete Theatre Company in New York, Suddenly Last Summer with the Columbus, Mississippi Tennessee Williams Tribute and Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, and various one-act plays and children's shows in Virginia. He served as assistant director for Obie Award-winner Austin Pendleton for his 2013 staging of A Streetcar Named Desire and also to Cosmin Chivu for his Drama League-nominated 2013 Off-Broadway production of The Mutilated by Tennessee Williams at the New Ohio Theatre in New York. He holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Performance Pedagogy from Virgnia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women. He was the Project Manager for the Tennessee Williams' Neighborhood Exhibit at the Gallier House on Royal Street. Augustin was named one of Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40 for 2019.


Nick Shackleford

Co-Founding/Producing Artistic Director

Nick is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans now in it’s 5th season. Nick was named one of Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40 for 2019. Along with co-running TWTC, Nick is a multiple Big Easy Award Nominated Sound Designer. He has designed sound for The Mutilated, Suddenly Last Summer, One Arm (Big Easy Award Nomination), Not About Nightingales (Big Easy Award Nomination), Camino Real, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Small Craft Warnings, Kingdom of Earth, Dangerous Birds (If Agitated), The Rose Tattoo, & Weird Tales, which he also co-directed for TWTC and Suddenly Last Summer (Columbus, MS TWT). As an actor, select credits include: Dylan in The NOLA Project’s Talk Back, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Le Petit Theatre, Big Easy nomination), Enjolras in Les Misérables (Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre), Ned Weeks in the New Orleans premiere of The Normal Heart (Johnathan Mares Productions), and Finn in Gayland at the Marigny Opera House. Off-Broadway/NYC: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Woody - A New Musical, Uptown/Downtown: Selections of Rent in Concert. 

He studied theatre and directing at Marymount Manhattan College and also trained at The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio of NewYork.




Production Manager

Madeline is the Production Manager of the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. She grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans and considers this vibrant city her home. She has been working in theatre in some capacity all her life as an actor, director, stage manager, scenic carpenter, and scenic designer. Now a sophomore Theatre Arts major at Loyola University New Orleans, Madeline plans to focus on acting, stage management, and playwrighting. While at Loyola, she has been a scenic carpenter, electrician, assistant stage manager, and will soon be acting as the house manager and public relations assistant for the department’s fall productions of You Can’t Take it With You and Romeo and Juliet. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in Stage Management and continue to act on the side.

Professional credits include: Scenic Designer/Artist for Peter Pan Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for Mulan Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for James and the Giant Peach Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for Mary Poppins Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto in Steel Magnolias (Rivertown Theaters), Scenic Carpenter (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Swing Stage Manager of Hamlet (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Stage Manager of The Glass Menagerie (TWTC), Stage Manager of Measure for Measure(The NOLA Project) and Stage Manager of Period of Adjustment (TWTC-December 2019).

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