Directed by Barry Lemoine
, Ron Blanchard, Wes Cannon, Katherine Karcher Lemoine
A New Orleans native, Barry is an award-winning educator, journalist, and playwright.
For over 20 years, he
has taught English, Creative Writing, and Theatre Arts in New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish
Now, Lemoine serves as the writer and producer for PEN-TV, the educational TV network of the St. Bernard Parish Public School System.
He holds a degree in Secondary English Education from Louisiana State University and studied drama at the University of Arizona: Shakespeare/Milton Institute.
Bless Ya Boys was conceived on the road last year while Lemoine
fellow Evacuation Theatre Troupe members toured The Voices
Written and directed by Lemoine
, this play is a love song to the history, humor, colorful characters and poignant stories that are a part of our home state.
This tour is also the focus of a new documentary that Lemoine
produced called "Voices.
Funded by the Arts Council of New
Orleans, the film follows the troupe's adventures, heartaches, triumphs and tragedies on the road beginning at the mouth of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, to its headwaters in Lake Itasca, and back again.
Lemoine is the founder and president of The Voices Foundation, a nonprofit group committed to preserving art and culture through theater and storytelling.
An original play written and directed by co-board member and friend Barry Lemoine.