Awards & Honors

Competitive Public Awards

One of the Best Regional Theaters in America – NYC Drama League
2014 Winner! Editor's Choice: Best of New England Award - Yankee Magazine
2012 Theater Excellence Award - New England Theater Conference
Times Argus Readers Choice Award – Best Theater (only winner since inception! 5 years running)
Seven Days Daysie Award – Best Theater (only winner since inception! 3 years running!)
Inaugural “Hathaway Prize” (for STONE) – Vermont Historical Society
Best of Vermont Award – Vermont Magazine
Outstanding Direction & Performance Awards (numerous) – Burlington City Arts

“You have a first-rate professional theater company right here in your own town, right in your state, and I hope you support it because it really matters.”— Emily Mann, Tony-Winning Playwright

  LNT Awards

Commendations of Excellence

2013 declared “The Year of Lost Nation Theater” in Vermont by Governor Peter Shumlin
The Honorable Governor of Vermont (Gov. Dean & Gov. Douglas)
Vermont State Legislature General Assembly (1998, 2002, 2008, & 2013)
US Senators Patrick Leahy and Jim Jeffords
The City of Montpelier
National Endowment for the Arts
Tony-Winning Playwright & Director Emily Mann

Vermont Art Council

“Every small town in America should be as lucky as Montpelier to have such a first-rate theater. I look forward to next year’s productions.”— Mark Wooden, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Community Awards

Designated Montpelier’s Official Resident Professional Theater Company
Great Performance Award – Onion River Arts Council
Outstanding Business Partner – MHS Community Based Learning Program
National & Regional Awards & Honors
Winner, Project Grant Award – National Endowment for the Arts
Winner, numerous grant awards – Vermont Arts Council
Appointed – Head Start Arts Partner/Administrator – CVCAC/VAC
Recognized for Access Commitment – 

NETC Award
Dear Central Vermont readers, there is a true cultural gem among us, not far from where you live.  That gem is mounted in the heart of our state’s capital, where its worth shines forth from the setting of a diminutive theatrical stage.  I ask you to support Lost Nation Theater  with your attendance and contributions.   You will not be disappointed.  GE Shuman, The World, May, 2013


Commitment to Community is fundamental to Lost Nation: The Theater with Heart in the Heart of Vermont.