LALT Board 2019-20

The 2019-20 LALT Board of Directors put into place at the June 9 Annual Meeting are:

Craig Taylor, president
Tom Farish, vice-president
Linda Taylor, secretary
Eric Bjorklund, treasurer
Gracie Cainelli
David Daniel
Ken Milder
Lauire Tomlinson

Seeking Members to run for Board of Directors

One of the most important orders of business at the LALT Annual Meeting June 9 will be electing the next Board of Directors.  Members will  be nominated, or self-nominate, from the floor at the meeting. If you know you are interested in running for the Board, please send a note to to indicate your interest. We can let the membership know in advance of the meeting persons who are likely to be nominated.  Here’s your chance to step up and help define LALT’s future, either by running for the Board or attending the meeting and voting for candidates who best reflect your values and interests.

LALT Annual Meeting – Sunday June 9

Save the Date …

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites all interested persons to attend its Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday June 9, 2019.  A free lunch will be provided starting at 1:00 pm and the business portion of the meeting will begin at 2:00 pm.  At the meeting, LALT members can renew their membership and new members can join by paying their $5.00 annual dues.  Attendees will elect members of the LALT’s 2019-20 Board of Directors.

Church & State Withdraws

Our production of Church and State has withdrawn from further AACTFest participation and will not be representing Los Alamos Little Theatre and New Mexico at the Regional festival in Midland TX. New Antiquities Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet will takes it place. New Antiquities is located in Hobbs, NM.

Church & State Advances

New Mexico AACTFest successfully concluded on Sunday. LALT’s entry, Church and State, will be advancing to Regionals in Midland TX in May 2-4. Other awards garnered by Church and State were:
Distinguished Performance in a Leading Role – Tim Orcutt
Distinguished Performance in a Supporting Role – Charlotte Jusinski
Distinguished Lighting Design

Auditions for 8×10 Six – March 2 & 3

Saturday March 2, 1-3 pm and Sunday March 3, 5-7 pm
at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

Scripts for the May LALT production — 8×10 Six — are available in the White Rock and Mesa public libraries. We encourage anyone considering auditioning for the 8x10s to review the scripts and identify roles of particular interest.

Plays were solicited from New Mexico playwrights, and those selected include authors from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Tesuque, and Los Alamos.

The plays to be presented are:

  • A Life by Gary Dontzig
  • DWI by Dale Dunn
  • Endless Questions by Mimi Adams
  • For Lack of a Tail by John Cullinan
  • Patient by Caroline Evarts
  • Reach Out by Richard Peck
  • Red Licorice by John Gustafson
  • Treason by Robert Benjamin

Total available roles are for 7 men, 6 women, 4 of either gender, and three youth (from 10 years old to teenager). The 8x10s are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to try out acting without the intensive time requirements of a full-length play.

“Every Brilliant Thing” – direct from Taos Sat 2/16

Join us this Saturday Evening, February 16th, at 7:30 PM as our theatre friends from Taos bring us a special one-night-only performance of Every Brilliant Thing.

Every Brilliant Thing is an immersive comedy about depression and the lengths we’ll go for those we love. Starring Rita O’Connell, directed by Chelsea Reidy.

This Taos production completely sold out its opening weekend, and now it’s coming to Los Alamos!

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PAC Cleanup Day – Sat Feb 9

This coming Saturday, February 9th, at 9 AM, we’ll hold a work day at the Performing Arts Center in preparation for next month’s statewide AACTFest competition. We’ll be cleaning up and organizing the public and performing spaces in anticipation of visiting community theaters from around the state. Please come lend a hand for a few hours. Lunch will be served for all our workers.

Play Reading Feb 12

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites interested patrons and prospective actors to attend a play reading at 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

The evening’s reading will feature the eight short plays to be performed by LALT in May. The plays were selected from 22 scripts submitted by New Mexico playwrights. This production format of short plays provides multiple opportunities for persons wishing to gain on-stage experience and offers a variety of roles and concepts to consider. Some of the directors who have chosen the plays will be at the reading and can share their thoughts that went into the selections.

This is the sixth time LALT has produced the 8×10 play format.
Auditions will be held 1-3 pm Saturday, March 2, and 5-7 pm Sunday, March 3.

The plays to be performed in May include:
A Life by Gary Dontzig
DWI by Dale Dunn
Endless Questions by Mimi Adams
For Lack of a Tail by John Cullinan
Patient by Caroline Evarts
Red Licorice by John Gustafson
Treason by Robert Benjamin

The eighth play is still being determined. Directors for the 8x10s are John Cullinan, Trish Ebbert, Elisa Enriquez, Ian Foti-Landis, Iain May, Ken Milder, and Patrick Webb.

AACTFest Participants

Five companies will participate in New Mexico AACTFest 2019.  The theatre festival and competition will be held at the Los Alamos Little Theatres’ Performing Arts Center on March 21-14.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre, Los Alamos, presenting Church and State, by Jason Odell Williams
  • New Antiquities Theatre Company, Hobbs, presenting Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
  • Nat Gold Players, Las Vegas, presenting New Mexico Heroes, by multiple authors
  • Artesia High School, Artesia, presenting Fallen, by Tom Aker
  • Artesia Community Theatre, Artesia, presenting Memory Garden, by Mark Scharf

For more information on AACTFest19 in Los Alamos see our AACTFest page.