As an institute of higher learning, the University of New Orleans understands the importance of nurturing new intellectual ideas in the arts. Since 1987, UNO has generously provided administrative services and professional production values while working with the Festival to make its One-Act Play Contest a success. Joining forces with the strengths of the Creative Writing Workshop, the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts, and the Arts Administration master’s program, UNO supports the Festival through internships, graduate assistantships, and production staffing.