Visit the Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage for additional entertainment at the fest, featuring local performing artists, musicians, demonstrations, and community presentations in an intimate setting. Last year’s stage featured Mardi Gras Indians, puppetry, theatrical performances, aikido, and more! We are thrilled to bring the stage back to the 2014 festival and providing a platform to showcase more local talent and green initiatives.
If you are interested in performing on the stage this year, the sky’s the limit on what you can do! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with a description of your performance and some photos, sound clips, or other sample materials of you work. Priority may be given to performances with themes relating to environmental sustainability.
2013 Do Whatcha Wanna! Stage Schedule
11am – Bike Easy and Massey’s Cycling and Bike Safety
Join us to learn more about biking safely and confidently for health, recreation, and transportation, and learn how you can incorporate bicycle riding into your everyday life!
Through hands-on activities we’ll help build your confidence to integrate bicycling into your everyday tasks. Come answer your questions about bike fit; riding safely with traffic; the rules of the road; bicycle route planning, and how to fix a flat. And, we’re there to answer other questions that you have about your rights on the road and maintaining your bike!
12pm – New Orleans Puppet Festival
The Mudlark Puppeteers will be performing ” The White Snake,” A Fairy Tale by The Brothers Grimm, adapted for the stage by The Mudlark Public Theatre. Told through rod and shadow puppetry, the story is of a young man who, using his wits and the help of his animal friends, will brave incredible danger to free the princess from her curse and bring warmth to her heart.
12:30pm – Cripple Creek Theatre Company
Andrew Vaught is the Artistic Director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Co and a sometime Huey P Long Medium.
12:45pm – Jerrell Hamilton: Dance
1:15pm – Queen Reesie and the Guardians of the Flame
3:00pm – NOLA Aikido
NOLA Aikido will demonstrate the beauty, grace, and martial effectiveness of Aikido, a Martial Art of Peace for Every Body. We will show basic and more advanced practice, and then have time for some audience participation and Q and A.
3:30pm – Darwin’s Monkey Wrench
Darwin’s Monkey Wrench is a strange collective of stray musicians united by original acoustic music in a New Orleans Delta Blues-Jugband style. We sing about saving the Earth, dating goth girls, and murdered chickens. You kind of had to be there.
4:30pm – PosiGen Green Grants
We’re talking with people about the potential for lowering utility bills through the Solar Leasing program. We’re also going to talk about the benefits of Energy Efficiency work and Solar Hot Water Systems.
5:00pm – Cry You One
CRY YOU ONE is a project of ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro that combines a site-specific performance with an outdoor procession to highlight how rapidly one of the world’s most vibrant cultures is disappearing. It is shared on the sites of erosion in South Louisiana, where water is reclaiming land once occupied by people’s homes.
5:15pm – Down by the River and Refinery Accident Reports from the Xavier Communications students
6:15pm – Kelcy Mae
Kelcy Mae combines traditional southern bluegrass and country instrumentation with an independent rock sound, hitting a pitch perfect balance of alt-country/americana that follows in the tradition of music greats like Natalie Merchant’s 10,000 Maniacs, Casey Chambers, and Lucinda Williams. Her latest recording project, The Fire EP, will be available online this May.