LNT in the Community
Lost Nation Theater was founded by native-Vermonter Kim Allen Bent and was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization on January 21, 1977.
Kim was determined to find a way to make professional theater viable in Vermont. Having left and returned several times, he realized Vermont is where he wanted to be.
The company was first based in Bristol Vermont (creating a performance/rehearsal space over a pizza parlor that is still in use today) and primarily created original touring productions.
In 1989, LNT took the opportunity to become the resident professional theater of Montpelier, based in Montpelier City Hall Auditorium Arts Center, as it allowed the company to further expand its commitment to its community.
Now the Lost Nation Theater offers...
- Over 125 each year!
- Five Mainstage Shows a year
- Two-Three Theater FOR Kids BY Kids Shows each year
- Stories for the Season
- An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular Halloween
- On Dark Nights Special Events Series
- Cabarets and New Works Development
- For all ages & experience levels!
- Professional Intern Theater Training Program
- Youth Theater Lab Day Camps
- Youth Theater Production Camps
- Master Classes in specific theater arts skills
- Workshops for schools
- Alternative Education Partner, helping to keep students in school
- Community Forums
- Residencies, Mentorships, and more.
- Spring Egg Hunt
- LNT makes Hunger Mountain Food Fair, Touch of Vermont Craft Fair, and other annual events possible at City Hall Arts Center
- Benefit Events and Ticket Give-A-Ways to Non-profits
- Subsidized Ticket Initiatives
- Outreach to Underserved Populations
- Central Vermont Access Group Taskforce
- Technical Support for City Hall Renters
- Free Consultation, Referral, Information, and Resource Sharing Services
- Creative Partnerships & Accessibility Initiatives with Non-Profits (ie: Return House, VT Foodbank, Adult Basic Education, VCIL, etc., and ASL-interpreted & Audio Described performances)
- Membership in area civic, business, and arts groups such as Montpelier Alive, Central Vermont & Sugarbush Chambers of Commerce.
- Community Celebrations Sponsor/Participant: Independence Day Parade