Welcome to the LFT Virtual Stage!
We’re not ready to give in to the solitude. This forced pause has demanded that LFT consider what “theatre” means and how we can present theatre at a distance. Until we can open the doors to you again at 777 Centre Street, we’re inviting our amazing artists to create work to keep you engaged and entertained at home. We’re going to:
- Rethink – Theatre / Community – We’ll continue to inspire community from our separate living rooms.
- Reframe – This Moment – We’re reframing this moment as an engaged community in isolation.
- Resume – The Work / Our Lives – Until we can resume programming onstage, we’ll continue to create & share theatre and discover more about each other along the way.
And, just like we do on our stage, the Actors will be supported for the work they create for as long as the funding holds out. Show your support by donating to the ACTOR FUND, if you can.
For now, sit back, grab a snack, and ENJOY THE SHOW!
Little Fish – Web Series
Original 6 Part Web Series created by Kathryn Farren. A small troupe of actors find themselves out of work and unsure how to make art in this time of Coronavirus. Written & directed by Kathryn Farren. Produced by Daniel Gallai. Music by Brandy Loves Alexander.
w/ Margaret Schugt, Olivia Schlueter-Corey, Greg Prusiewicz, Ryan Knight, Kathryn Farren, Brian O’Sullivan, Don Schlossman, Bill Wolski, and Daniel Gallai.
FINALE – Episode 6 – “She went all Jiminy Cricket on my A*S!”
EPISODE 5 – Art makes the world a better place!
EPISODE 4 – What’s a director to do?
EPISODE 3 – Little Fish enlist the troupes to devise a plan to “save LFT”.
EPISODE 2 – Continuing adventures of Little Fish as they head into quarantine!
EPISODE 1 – Wait, What?!?
Meet the Team Behind the Plays
FAVORITE ROLES – Testimonial Series The Company Artists share their favorite roles at LFT over the years.
Part 4 –Madeleine Drake, Melissa Brandzel, Ryan Knight, Lucia Lopes, Tara Donovan
Part 3 – Amanda Karr, Brian O’Sullivan, Melissa Booey, Doug Mattingly, Holly Baker-Kreiswirth
Part 2 – Jim Rice, Margaret Schugt, Allen Barstow, Bill Wolski, Branda Lock
Part 1 – Shirley Hatton, Daniel Gallai, Jessica Winward, Richard Perloff
MORE Behind the Plays videos, check out: The Cast of Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz
Company Member Spotlights
#1 – Shirley Hatton
“Life has changed so rapidly these last few weeks that my head is still trying to sort it all out. Three weeks ago I was in the middle of our run for the play ‘Deadman’s Cell Phone’ at LFT.” continue reading
#2 – Richard Perloff
“It’s an unusual time to be a theatre artist, for obvious reasons. Whatever else theatre might be, it’s a communal experience, and that’s exactly the sort of thing we can’t be doing these days.” continue reading
#3 Amy Zidell
“Pandemic time is not a good time for procrastination” continue to video
Classes – Live and Recorded
Easy Yoga – Relieve some quarantine stress with Maire-Rose Pike!
Grab your Guitar – SHMRF Songwriting Tips with Doug Mattingly!
Lucia Cooks Banana Bread – Lucia Lopes shares her comforting treat.
Lucia Cooks Quiche – Lucia Lopes does a Portuguese spin on Quiche
Community Member Spotlights
#3 Grand Vision Foundation / Grand Annex – Liz Schindler Johnson
“My heart really goes out to the all the musicians and other professional artists and actors who have seen their livelihoods just evaporate in the last little while…” continue reading
Engaging one-on-one interviews with LFT artists and playwrights. Live-streamed to Instagram.
Live Stream Events – Free and DWYC Access
CLASSIC TV SCRIPT: Saturday June 13, 2020 5PM PDT
M*A*S*H – “A Night at Rosie’s”
by Ken Levine and David Isaacs
YouTube Live DWYC Event. RSVP to receive for Access Link.
See all your favorite calssic television characters, from Hawkeye to Klinger, recreated by LFT Company Members !
Directed by Holly Baker- Kreiswirth
ALL STAR LFT Cast: Richard Perloff, Bill Wolski, Jim Rice, Maire-Rose Pike, Don Schlossman, Greg Prusiewicz, Allen Barstow, Brendan Kane, Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, Patrick Vest, Mike Ghekiere, Lucia Lopes, Perry Shields, Doug Mattingly, Ryan Knight & Miles Muir.
This performance will be live streamed with actors performing remotely.
TICKETS: Suggested Donation* $20+
Donate What You Can
WHEN: Saturday June 13 at 5pm, PDT
WHERE: YouTube Live Event.
To REQUEST ACCESS TO THE FREE LIVE STREAM on 6/13, RSVP by clicking email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LFT is grateful to famed television writers Ken Levine and David Isaacs for graciously donating one of their M*A*S*H television scripts to LFT for this fundraiser!
*All Proceeds will benefit LFT’s performing artists and its ability to resume onstage in the near future. Donations are 100% Tax Deductible.
Can’t Attend the Live Streams? Some recorded readings will be available on demand after the live presentation. Use the same registration link or click the titles below to access the recording on YouTube and enjoy at your convenience!
Past Live Stream Events To View on YouTube:
4/26/20 – Half Life by Doug Mattingly
5/4/20 – Days of Possibilities by Rich Orloff
5/23/20 – Home Fires Burning by Syrie James
DADDY – an original horror genre short by the Mattingly Boys (2 Mins)
Trigger warning: PG for suspenseful, scary music.
An original Short Film entry in the ROGER CORMAN QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL. Sound & Music by Company Member Doug Mattingly with voiceovers by Branda Lock.
You and Eye – an isolationship by Kimmy Shields and Perry Shields!