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UNSCENE! is a project of the Shreveport Regional Arts Couincil (SRAC)

Located at: 
801 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 673-6500



801 Crockett St.
Shreveport, LA 71101

318 673-6500

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will create a monthly series, UNSCENE!, which will UNleash SHREVEPORT COMMON, debuting the innovative look, feel, tastes, smells, and sounds of this new Uncommon Cultural Community, moving the promise of the Vision Plan from strategic action plan to implementation. Academy Award winning director, animator, public art creator, and UNprecedented visionary Brandon Oldenburg serves as the UNSCENE! Artistic Director, overseeing a diverse Artists’ Management Team to curate 12 UNSCENE! events comprised of national, regional and local artists who will create and present UNconventional new works. Each UNpredictable , UNexpected, UNabashed, and UNabridged “UN” experience will leave an indelible mark that permanently advances Shreveport Common . 



A Mid Summer Night's UNSCENE!

WMJD Production Presents....
A spoken word event to enlighten, inspire and empower ALL women!!!
Featuring: Willetta & Crystalyn Whitaker

Spoken word artist and author Willetta and the dynamic lyricist, Crystalyn Whitaker, are taking you on a "Journey" of INSPIRATION and POWER! Be enlightened with the "Expressions" and "Words of Wisdom" for women to fight back, stand strong, and battle the demons of low-self esteem, domestic violence and breast cancer! 

The Sisters Family is a story of three sisters, their families and the issues that come from a journey of growth. Together they learn that even though families love and respect each other sometimes they go through the various ups and downs of life, but with God and strong faith love will always prevails.

The sisters family is a 2 hour production with a 15 minute Intermission act by Christian Rappers, Spiritual Clique.

Cast name and character in order of performance:
Carnessha Eason............India, modern day hippie and oldest daughter of Jean
TD Harris........................Zoe, pregnant college student; youngest daughter of Jean 
Lavisha Moore Edwards...Ann, oldest sister of Jean and Marie; mother of Tory
Tiajuana Hardy................Jean, middle sister of Ann and Marie; mother of India and Zoe
Jabrielle Bartley..............Marie, youngest sister of Ann and Jean; daycare owner; mother of Eden
Talisha Williams.............Tory, daughter of Ann; employed at Marie's daycare center
Jon'quil Edwards............Eden/LaMesha daughter of Marie
Dwayne Edwards...........Mr. Neely, Ann's boss at Turner Medical Center
Kimberly Smith..............Ms. Gloria, Ann's best friend of 35 years

Twang Darkly presents Martian Archeology

Twang Darkly will be performing and releasing a new album of music on its assortment of handmade dulcimers, gourds, bamboo flutes. guitars, harmonicas, upright bass, and drums. Inspired by Sun Ra, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, and many others, Martian Archaeology is tone poetry for the mystical, timeworn Mars of Old conjured by Earthlings of imagination. The trio's performance will be accompanied by projected imagery recovered from secret missions to the Red Planet.

July 26, 8pm Engine Room of the Central Artstation 
Show is FREE. Copies of new CD will be available for $10.


The finale event for the 2013/2014 UNSCENE! Arts Residency Series is UNDISPUTED:

UNDISPUTEDUNcovers Shreveport/Bossiers greatest talent in an event that brings together artists of all backgrounds, styles and mediums, and is juried by a panel of 3 professional critics.  For one night only, 8 Artist teams comprised of groups of up to 5 compete for a chance at TEN GRAND in prize money by producing collaborative works in front of a LIVE audience!  Experience the creative process at work, vote for your favorite teams, and on Saturday August 9, be a part of something currently UNSCENE! in Shreveport Bossier! 

For more info about signing up for UNDISPUTED Click here!!!


The finale event for the 2013/2014 UNSCENE! Arts Residency Series is UNDISPUTED!…an Art Challenge to determine which team can create interesting works of art in a manner that engages the audience and do it within 30 minutes!

Saturday, August 9


UNDISPUTED! is one of the first “earned income” events intended to support the production of future UNSCENE! happenings.  Funds will be raised through the sale of “tokens” used to vote for the favorite teams and through the sale/auctioning of the Team-created objects – works of ART –throughout the evening…and beyond. 

UNDISPUTED! Game Goal:  A physical object must be created over the course of a 30 minute round. This does not preclude other Arts components being included in the 30 minute assignment.  The judging will include the process of creating the physical object. Each team will go through a series of elimination rounds. Every aspect of every round will be viewed by the audience from the arena seating and via projected video footage.

ROUNDS:  There are three elimination rounds to get to the winner:

Round 1 – All 8 teams compete to determine the 4 teams that will move to Round 2.

Round 2 – The 4 teams compete to determine the 2 teams that will move to the FINAL ROUND.

FINAL ROUND – The 2 teams compete to determine the $10,000 winner!