Creative Louisiana is a monthly lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!. It is based on the popular lecture series Creative Mornings, founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg, a New York designer. We love Tina--she encouraged us to make it happen!
Date November 22, 2013
8:30am - 10:00am
Speaker Jason Bayle
Host Baton Rouge Gallery
1442 City Park Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Your Life's Work
For a talented Creative, choices for creative works are potentially unlimited. So how do you determine what your life's work shall be? What your portfolio should be, your income streams, the opportunities you pursue?
In this talk, Jason Bayle will share his recent major project, a new musical with Swine Palace, and how he came to embark on such a major endeavor. You'll leave with insights into how one professional developed his portfolio of work, creative pursuits, and businesses, and be inspired for your own pursuits.
Jason Bayle is an actor, writer and director based in Baton Rouge. His recent work includes directing for Theatre Baton Rouge and Playmaker's, joining Louisiana's booming film industry, and writing the book and adapting the songs of the Long Gone Lonesome Boys for a new American musical, Lonesome Time.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he started his career traveling the world as a production singer for Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines after completing his music studies at Northern Illinois University on an Evans Scholarship. He returned to Chicago's diverse theater scene in 2003.
In August of 2010, he moved to Baton Rouge to pursue an MFA in Theatre and Acting from LSU and join Swine Palace's resident acting ensemble. His Swine Palace acting credits include: King Lear, Heist!, August: Osage County, Pride and Prejudice, A Free Man of Color, All The King's Men. During his time at LSU, he directed for LSU's Outworks Play Festival, the workshop reading of Gizmo for Swine Palace's New Play Series, served as music director for Swine Palace and Playmakers Theatre productions ofGodspell and How Can You Run With a Shell On Your Back?, as well as cowrote and directed the graduate student feature film, Night Herons.
Most recently, Jason can be seen on football Sundays serving roasted falcon to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Creative Louisiana was founded in June 2011 and is based on the popular morning lecture series, Creative Mornings. Creative Louisiana's mission is to support and accelerate Louisiana creativity and innovation. For more information about Creative Louisiana, visit creativelouisiana.com. Follow Creative Louisiana on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLA and on Facebook. Creative Louisiana is supported by LSU Continuing Education.
LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit www.outreach.lsu.edu for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook.
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Want to talk? Contact Wendy Overton at wendy dot overton (at) gmail dot com, or follow us on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLa