Imagine that you’re the most beautiful person in the world. And you happen to have a sister, who is even more beautiful than you! If you didn’t happen to be compared to your sister all the time, you’d be a really big deal. That’s kind of how it is with the Baton Rouge performing arts. Baton Rouge is unfortunate in its proximity to its older sister, New Orleans. But there are actually a number of extraordinarily talented people in the Baton Rouge performing arts world. For example, Jamie Ray.

Jamie Ray is owner of Air Seekers Acrobatic Movement, a professional acrobatic company that focuses on cirque-style and physical theater performances. Jamie is a professional movement artist and instructor whose work is informed by her background in aerial dance, theater, and partner acrobatics. 

Vastine Stabler is Managing Artistic Director of Swine Palace, a non-profit, professional theater company supporting the educational mission of the LSU Department of Theater. Since its founding in 1992, Swine Palace has produced more than 68 productions, including many regional and world premiers that have advanced the company’s mission to produce plays of social relevance. Vastine has been in his current role at Swine Palace since the spring of 2018, previously serving as the theater’s director of marketing and communications from 2005-2010. 

Out to Lunch Baton Rouge is recorded live over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.