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In an all new Performative Production titled "AS IS" Nick Cave, backed by the artists, performers and community of Shreveport, through theatre, dance, art, music, film and sound installations will share the stories of the people who have been "UNSEEN".  

This one-of-a-kind performance is the culmination of an 8 month residency where Nick's skills have been taught to the social service organizations of Shreveport Common and hand picked area artists to be/create the production "AS IS".

03/20/2016 Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Shreveport, Louisiana
2:30 pm  |  Cost: $15/$25/$40

Get your seat at


Or. Visit the CenturyLink Box Office to purchase your seats!
2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City, LA    (318) 747-2501
400 Caddo St.  Shreveport, LA 71101     (318) 841-4000

Flying or driving in for the show?

Special rates at Hilton Garden Inn and Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino. 

HILTON GARDEN INN Financial Plaza:
TEL: +1-318-686-0148    
$79 room rate: Phone / website code: NIC/SMERF

SAM’S TOWN Hotel & Casino
TEL: 877-429-0711
$139 room rate for Friday/Saturday;
$69 room rate for Sunday night: Phone/Website: code: SH03AC1

Purchase your Nick Cave VIP Package

VIP Seating for the AS IS performance.
Official Nick Cave AS IS T-shirt
Nick Cave Jazz Brunch at artspace (before the event)
Entry into Nick Cave Video Exhibition
COST: $100  Click to Buy!


The Event That Changes Shreveport!


Nick Cave

This Internationally renowned artist can be found in the Smithsonian, MOMA, Crystal Bridges and more!

The Community

Meet the people becoming a part of the performance through their works and their stories.

The Artists

Local artists picked by Nick work with the community to produce works for the March 20 Performance.

Photo Gallery

See the impact of Nick Cave's project in Shreveport, LA. (coming soon)

AS IS Teasers

See Nick Cave Invade Shreveport in these Video Teasers for AS IS.


The Media is covering all aspects of the Nick Cave Residency in Shreveport.

People throughout the Shreveport community are encouraged to “bead a part” of the Nick Cave experience by participating in fun, public “Bead-a-Thons” to help string beads for the blankets to be used in the March 20th performance.

NICK CAVE is in Shreveport/Bossier to do something he has never done before:  to work alongside public volunteers and local artists to construct blankets for use in the next major Nick Cave performance, “AS IS.”  These blankets and a production that includes local dancers, musicians and spoken word artists will symbolize the “hidden stories” of people of the social service agencies of our own Shreveport Common neighborhood.

Marathon Beaders (30 + hours)

are entered to win
A TRIP TO CHICAGO to tour Nick Cave’s Studio, Meet the Nick Cave Fabricators
Roundtrip Airfare, 2 Hotel Nights, Dinner and  An Unforgettable NICK CAVE ART EXPERIENCE.

Bead A Thon Dates



February 27


November 14
December 3
December 4
December 5
January 8 & 9 Marathon

As Is by Nick Cave Sponsors

Jeffrey & Sandi Kallenberg

Community Network, Inc.


Times Media

Capital One
Linda B. Goldsberry
Roy & Nelva Griggs
Gregory & Heidi Kallenberg
Jason Lustig & Destin Black    

Dr. Michael Acurio
The Ballengee Foundation
Linda & Richard Biernacki
Daryl & Yvonne Mitchell   
Cynthia & Robert Murray
Mike & Susan B. Muse
Cliff & Donna Poimboeuf
Jacqueline Scott, Atty.     
Williams Creative Group

Wendy & David Benscoter  -  Anil and Neera Chhabra  -  The Forum News  -  O. Delton Harrison, Jr.  -  Colleen LeBlanc
Havard & Nellie Lyons   -  Fred Phillips  -  Paul & Evette Pratt  -   Brad & Kimberly Schlosser  -  Jerry Wray    
Chris Gable & JoAnn Warrick  -  Jerry Nelson  -  Robert Trudeau