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: info@lostnationtheater.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:


If we do this together, we will be positioned perfectly to come back strong!

 

We are so grateful for all the incredible support we've received thus far - from individuals, businesses, our season ticket holders, and through the CARES ACT as distributed by the VAC/NEA and State of Vermont.

Special shout outs to Vermont Mutual Insurance for its special grants for Covid-19 Relief, The Estate of Ted Richards, and our annual underwriters who've stuck with us: Capitol Copy, City of Montpelier, Eternity, National Life Group, The Mary Shriver Fund of the Alan Weiss Estate, Montpelier Community Fund, Vermont Mutual, and The World.

Please support all the businesses that are supporting the Theater! You can see them Here


Hoping you and your are well and safe.
As Seth Myers signs off: "Wear a Mast. Wash Your Hands. We Love You."