We are as frustrated as you by these times of sickness, racial inequality, class division and political dishonesty.
The pandemic silence imposed on the theatre has given us time to reflect and plan.
We will respond. We will answer the call. And when we do, we will be Lightning Rods.
LRT's new play development series, Lightning in a Bottle, resumes its quest to make American theatre a little bit better.
March 19 -- Medea Comes to Our Town by Tony Foster
Tony Foster's plays have had multiple productions and workshops across the Los Angeles theatre community, including the Elephant Theatre, the Skylight Theatre, Sacred Fools, and EST-LA. His play Craftsman was produced by Lightning Rod and earned a Best Play nomination in the Hollywood Fringe.
Lightning Rod Theater is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to finding and performing new theatrical work and reinterpreting the classics.
We want to tell stories no one has ever heard, dramatize cutting-edge characters and relationships, and explore challenging conflicts and themes. We seek the new every time we step on stage.
Since its founding, Lightning Rod Theater has been committed to advancing cultural equity and inclusion in our programming, our leadership,
and in our community outreach programs. This commitment is grounded in a core belief of the theater company: the belief in the inherent right of all human beings
to freely express their creative soul on the stage and share their unique gifts and talents with the world.
LRT will continue with our commitment to cultural equity as we know it is critical for long-term viability in the arts sector. We must hold ourselves accountable to the values we share together – to give everyone an equal and fair opportunity; and that no one will be denied consideration because of race/ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, religion, class, and/or indigenous heritage.
Lightning Rod Theater believes everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life. These values deeply inform and guide our practices, processes, and organizational culture to ensure we provide an atmosphere that encourages, promotes, and fosters the creative spirit within each person so they may reach their fullest and highest artistic potential.