Lost Nation Theater & Covid-19 Pivot
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all of us with unimaginable challenges.
And it's gone on longer than any of us imagined.
At the start of the pandemic, after carefully weighing hard facts, best guesses, and expert advice, our Board made the excruciating decision to postpone the opening of LNT’s season until October.
Then it became clear that we would be unable to open our 2020 season at all.
Hard as it was, It was the only choice to make to keep our community safe.
Plus - the City of Montpelier - except for voting - has pretty much kept City Hall closed. And that means our home too!
So, right now, Lost Nation Theater is officially hibernating so that we can be in the best "health" when it is possible to reopen.
(That's why we ask you to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
By, despite the company being furloughed, volunteer efforts and the generosity of our artists (actors, directors, technicians, designers), LNT has been able to keep connected with you, and hopefully lifted all our spirits.
We pivoted to online offerings - scene & song snippets, greetings, new play readings, education programs; and we've also had 4 outdoor performances from late summer through the fall.
Most of this programming has been free!
In December, we host our first live-stream of a live performance held in the theater with sets, lights, and multi-camera angles to make it feel like you are in the theater with us!
We don't know just what's in store for 2021 right now, but as Sondheim & Bernstein expressed so wonderfully:
"Something's Coming, I don't know what it is, but it is, gonna be Great!"
Look for more online master-classes, readings, and more live streams!
We'll also be continuing to make improvements for safety & sanitation in the Arts Center.
And we hope to have you with us in the space- or gathering outside - by the summer 2021.
More details to come. But Something's Coming!
In the meantime, here are ways you can help:
Make a donation (some companies will match!)
Mail a check to 39 Main St, City Hall, Montpelier VT 05602
Become a patron on our new Patreon Page and get access to shows from our archive and other exclusive content
Buy gift certificates to redeem once we re-open
Spread the word on social media that you support LNT & that LNT needs support
Add a fundraiser for LNT on a personal Facebook post
If we do this together, we will be positioned perfectly to come back strong!