PRODUCING ARTISTIC TEAM

Augustin J Correro

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.

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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.

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MADELINE TALIANCICH

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, but truly fell in love with stage management in college. Now a theatre arts and journalism senior at Loyola University New Orleans, she has been a scenic carpenter, electrician, assistant stage manager, house manager and public relations manager for various Department of Theatre Arts & Dance productions and is currently the News Editor of Loyola's newspaper, The Maroon. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in stage management or as a journalist. Her professional credits include: Peter and The Starcatcher (The NOLA Project | Stage Manager), Period of Adjustment (TWTC | Production Stage Manager), Measure for Measure (The NOLA Project | Stage Manager), The Glass Menagerie (TWTC | Stage Manager), and Hamlet (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival | Swing Stage Manager).