Lightning Rod Theater

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.

About
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.

Recorded Reading Series

  •  9/21/2021 11:59 PM
  • Online Event

Two rebel grrrls fight the world. Jomarie travels to Europe, seeking euthanasia. Allyn, her friend since childhood, embarks on the first East coast club tour with her punk band, the New Fuck You. Jomarie copes with severe panic attacks and warily navigates her relationship with Dr. Isa Sansvort, the therapist who must evaluate her request for death. Allyn manages a problematic boyfriend/bandmate as she sets the course of the increasingly chaotic tour. When Allyn keeps her promise and flies to meet Jomarie will they conclude that their lives aren't as inevitable as they thought? The Austin Film Fest has called the play, "unique and hilariously vulgar."

  •  9/21/2021 11:59 PM
  • Online Event

A man hooks up with someone younger to avoid the pain of a tragic relationship only to discover his heart mourns at a very great depth.

$10

Donation Amount

$10

Donation Amount

  • Los Angeles, California, United States
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.