Quite a lot of research goes into the making of each event. Approximately 80% is primary source material. Usually is is from libraries, archives, special collections, and transcribed interviews. Sometimes, the material is from filing cabinets, business records, and personal collections in attics and cedar chests. Felicity Redevelopment is an example of the former. Examples of the latter are Stewart Butler and Blanchard “Skip” Ward. 

Research is usually performed in real, brick-and-mortar locations. Such as The Historic New Orleans Collection-Williams Research Center, Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives Archival & Manuscript Collections, The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC), The New York Public Library, and the Faerie Playhouse. During COVID-19, some research and preparatory work was done virtually. For instance, digital newspaper archives are a wealth of primary source information. 

Working backward from our seventh consecutive season, 2023, here is an edited list of resources that helped frame the project narratives.