“The Other Place” wins awards at State Theatre Festival

The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of The Other Place garnered awards for outstanding Leading Actor, Direction, and Set Design at the New Mexico state theatre festival held in Las Cruces March 2-5, 2017. The production placed second overall and is the alternate to regional competition.

Cindy Hines received the Leading Actor award for her portray of Julianna. Director Gwen Lewis received the Direction award and Paul Lewis received the Set Design award. Other LALT participants in the Festival included cast members Eric Bjorklund and Andi Bishofberger, cast member and stage manager Iain May, and backstage support Kelli Guider and Kathy Bjorklund.

The State Festival, sponsored by Theatre New Mexico, is a part of AACTFest, a national theatre competition sponsored by the American Association of Community Theatre that is held every two years. Competition begins at the State level, advances to Regionals, and culminates in a National Festival. LALT has participated in AACTFest for decades and has hosted the New Mexico festival on several occasions, most recently in 2013.

 

Panel Discussion Jan. 22

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and also as manifest in the local community. The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.   Continue reading

Auditions Feb 4 & 5

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard. Auditions will be held Saturday, February 4, from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. At the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos. Callbacks will be 7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 8. Audition materials and scripts are available from the Reference Desk at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.   Continue reading

Memorial Service Jan. 20

It is with great sadness and grief that we write to inform you of the death of our beloved friend, Warren Houghteling. His passing was sudden and unexpected, and is a great shock to many of us. We know many of you may be eager to reach out and offer help and condolences. However, the family is asking to be left in peace for the moment while they take care of many details.  We know Warren meant a great deal to many of you, and this news has hit us all pretty hard. Rev. John Cullinan at the Unitarian Church has offered himself as a listening ear should you need one. Please feel free to contact him.  Warren’s memorial service will take place on Friday, January 20th, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The nursery will be open for anyone who needs child care. The church is located at 1738 N. Sage St in Los Alamos. If you have questions or want more information, you may contact Reverend John Cullinan at revjohn@uulosalamos.org.

Dog Sees God opens Jan. 13

Los Alamos Little Theatre’s January production, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal opens Friday January 13, 2017. The play will run Jan. 13 – 28, with shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, Jan. 22.

The play features characters who will be familiar to many audience members, now in high school and dealing with a range of difficult issues, such as rebellion, bullying, drug use, suicide and homophobia. The play opens with the main character dealing with the death of his beloved beagle and follows him as he seeks resolution through interactions with his
sister and friends.

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Call for Show Proposals

Hello Fellow Thespians!🎭
Believe it or not it is time to think “2017-2018 Theater Season”!  The LALT Board of Directors is looking forward to receiving your proposals for a great season.  You have until January 31, 2017 to submit them.  We strongly encourage you to schedule a play reading, just send an e-mail to president2017@lalt.org, the play reading committee will fit you into the calendar. LALT presents five shows per season: September, November, January, March, and May.  Other time slots may be considered depending space and time demands.  Below are guidelines for proposing a show. We look forward to hearing from you!
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