Playreading & Auditions for The Viewing Room

A playreading for LALT’s March 2022 production, The Viewing Room: A Full Length Comedy!, will be held on Thursday December 9th at 6pm in the Green Room.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday December 11th at 2pm, and by appointment, and will consist of readings from the script. Actors may also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (does not have to be memorized) that shows emotional range and/or comedic timing.

Please contact director Wendy Caldwell Lanchier ( with additional questions or to request an alternate audition appointment.

This heartfelt comedy centers on the recently deceased Chester Dumbrosky, who “awakens” in the viewing room of a funeral home as his dysfunctional family prepares to say goodbye. The cast of 8 includes Chester, his wife Florence, their five children (Matthew, Steven, Patti, Debby, and Chet Jr.), and the funeral home director Jay. Adults of all ages are invited to audition. Exceptional high school students may be considered for assistant director and/or stage crew positions.

Per the director’s rules, ALL CAST AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED before rehearsals begin (boosters strongly encouraged and may be required before showtime). Per current state regulations, masks must be worn inside the PAC at all times.

Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos, NM

Evening of Arts and Culture – Oct 22

Los Alamos Little Theatre will be participating in the 2021 Evening of Arts and Culture. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is scheduled for Friday, October 22, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, within the Creative District of Los Alamos.  This year’s theme is “Talent in Our Town.”

More information and the schedule of events can be found on the LAAC website at:

Auditions August 29 & 30

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its November show Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight by Peter Ackerman.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 29 at 5 pm and Monday, August 30 at 6 pm when director Jessica Cowan, along with Linda Taylor and Beth Harrison, will hold auditions for this adult (over 18), contemporary sex farce. This naughty comedy is about three frisky couples and hilarious slips of the tongue that cross a very bright yellow line. This begins a breakdown in communication leading to even more laughable misunderstandings all taking place in the bedroom after midnight. This play explores what it is to be young and the very bad decisions made when it comes to sex and the bedroom.

Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Masks are required for all persons inside the
Performing Arts Center.

Play Reading Sun Aug 8

On Sunday, August 8 at 5pm, Los Alamos Little Theatre hosts the reading of: things you shouldn’t say past midnight: a comedy in three beds by Peter Ackerman. This play will be presented in November 2021.  Due to explicit language the reading is open to all over 18 who want to read, listen, and meet fellow theater lovers. Light snacks will be served. Please wear your mask.

TNM Virtual Festival June 25-27

To celebrate theatre across the state, Theatre New Mexico is proud to present their first ever online festival. This collection of four plays represents companies from across the state. Each show costs only $2 and is available as an on-demand rental from June 25-27.

For tickets:

For more information:

Hunker DownLos Alamos Little Theatre

A Mystery Murdered: a Virtual PlayArtesia High School Theatre

Henry VNew Antiquities Theatre Company (Hobbs)

ReasonsSandia Performing Arts Company (Albuquerque)

LALT Board 2021-22

At the June 13 Annual Membership Meeting the LALT Board of Directors was elected for the 2021-22 season.

Linda Taylor – President
Tomas Farish – Vice-President
Eric Bjorklund – Treasurer
Megan Pimentel – Secretary
Gracie Caonelli
Beth Harrison
Suzy Kroesche
Paul Lewis
Jim Sicilian
Craig Taylor

Annual Meeting – June 13

Sunday June 13 at 2:30 pm – Annual Membership Meeting at the Performing Arts Center (aka Los Alamos Little Theatre). This event is open to all interested in joining LALT, even if only to find out what we are all about! As we are still under some COVID restrictions, no lunch will be served this year.  We will have soft drinks and packaged snacks. To be on the safe side, masks are required and seating will be arranged for a maximum of four people per group.  Annual dues $5.00.

Some items on the agenda:

  • Meet Ursula Coe, this year’s recipient of the Warren Houghterling Memorial Scholarship.  Ursula will play her cello for us in anticipation of a career in cello performance.
  • Vote for new board members for the 2021-2022 season.  Craig Taylor, Eric Björklund and Beth Harrison are holdovers. The following have graciously agreed to be on the slate, you will vote for a maximum of seven:

Mimi Adams, Wendy Caldwell, Gracie Cainelli, Tomás Farish, Kaki Kelly, Suzy Kroesche, Paul Lewis, Megan Pimentel, Jim Sicilian, Linda Taylor, Diana Torres

Finally, the current Board of Directors has immense gratitude for your understanding and support during this past year.  Unfortunately, even with a dark stage, infrastructure bills still need to be paid.  LALT is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Donations may be sent to P. O. Box 211, Los Alamos, NM  87544.