Lesser America

LESSER AMERICA. You're lovin it. Lesser America is pop theater. We are an ensemble of renegade artists dedicated to smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible theater for the 21st century.

Our dear friends at Fault Line Theatre have a new show coming up called ROUND TABLE, by the lovely Liba Vaynberg, direct...
09/26/2019
Fault Line Theatre

Our dear friends at Fault Line Theatre have a new show coming up called ROUND TABLE, by the lovely Liba Vaynberg, directed by the incomparable Georgia Broadwater! Not only are VARIOUS people we know and love involved, but we have a discount code. Use RTFRIEND to get $20 tickets!!! See below!

Zach is a medieval scholar and devotee of LARP (Live Action Role Playing); Laura ghost-writes romance novels. They meet at the crossroads of the competing realities they create and live in. Round Table is a comedy about pretending to be what you already are.

Tickets and info: https://www.faultlinetheatre.org/

Want to give Lesser America $5 without spending a dime? For that matter, want to help us raise $1000? Val Kilmer's Twain...
08/14/2019
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Want to give Lesser America $5 without spending a dime? For that matter, want to help us raise $1000? Val Kilmer's TwainMania Foundation is DONATING UP TO $1000 to Lesser America this week! It's that simple. Just click the link below, and then click HELP NOW.

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Thanks to Olivia Clement and Playbill for this wonderful feature about some of the artists working on AGNES. We are so g...
09/23/2018
How Working With Artists on the Autism Spectrum Is an Asset in the Theatre | Playbill

Thanks to Olivia Clement and Playbill for this wonderful feature about some of the artists working on AGNES. We are so grateful to everyone involved in this particular production process, and for all that we've been fortunate enough to learn and endeavor together.

The cast and creative team of the critically acclaimed Agnes open up about inclusivity and acting with Autism Spectrum Disorder—and why they chose to speak anonymously.

Our silent auction in partnership with Strangemen Theatre Company is ongoing! Competition is heating up for tickets to J...
09/20/2018
Charitybuzz: Lesser America

Our silent auction in partnership with Strangemen Theatre Company is ongoing! Competition is heating up for tickets to Jimmy Fallon and the Daily Show, and some other hot offerings...

Follow the link below to make your bid.

Smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible, theater for the 21st century.

Opening Night selects. We have fun. #agnes59 📷 Ian Whitt
09/20/2018

Opening Night selects. We have fun. #agnes59 📷 Ian Whitt

AGNES has officially sold out. Thanks to all that snatched up those tickets in a hurry. Those still hoping - you can sti...
09/17/2018

AGNES has officially sold out. Thanks to all that snatched up those tickets in a hurry. Those still hoping - you can still try calling Ticket Central for house releases the day of each performance: 212.279.4200. And Equity members - you can also standby, the list has consistently gotten in. Godspeed!

A special thank you to WP Theater for providing Lesser America such a wonderful artistic home for our rehearsal process....
09/14/2018
WP THEATER Announces 2018-2019 Season: NATURAL SHOCKS, HURRICANE DIANE, HATEF**K, And More

A special thank you to WP Theater for providing Lesser America such a wonderful artistic home for our rehearsal process. We can't imagine a better Domestic Partner. Here's to many more years of happiness together!

Oh and be sure to check out the hot new season they're rolling out...

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2018-2019 Season at WP Theater

A critic picked us.
09/14/2018

A critic picked us.

Dearest patient lover friends. Many of you have reported problems buying tickets online to AGNES. The folks @59e59 are w...
09/10/2018

Dearest patient lover friends. Many of you have reported problems buying tickets online to AGNES. The folks @59e59 are working hard to resolve some ongoing issues with the ticketing platform. Feel free to call Ticket Central directly at 212.279.4200 and they’ll get you taken care of. 😘

Sleep today, back at it tomorrow. Word to the wise: all of this past weekend’s shows sold out. Get on that ticket train ...
09/10/2018

Sleep today, back at it tomorrow. Word to the wise: all of this past weekend’s shows sold out. Get on that ticket train before it leaves the station, folks. #agnes59 www.lesseramerica.com/box-office

Tech rehearsal therapy dog reporting for duty. #agnes59
09/06/2018

Tech rehearsal therapy dog reporting for duty. #agnes59

TECH! Come see this show, dummies! #linkinbio
09/06/2018

TECH! Come see this show, dummies! #linkinbio

Throwback to rehearsal last week with these beauties. We’re taking today off before we move house, tech this thing, and ...
09/03/2018

Throwback to rehearsal last week with these beauties. We’re taking today off before we move house, tech this thing, and then start performances on Saturday! Be sure to grab your tickets before the early bird discount expires...in less than a week. You can use the code AGNESALERT through the 9th! #agnes59

With heart, humor and a touch of the bizarre, AGNES explores vulnerability, our limited understanding of the autism spec...
08/24/2018

With heart, humor and a touch of the bizarre, AGNES explores vulnerability, our limited understanding of the autism spectrum, and how we strive for human connection, even when it seems impossible.
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For 20% tickets to any performance during the first three weeks of the run, use the discount code AGNESALERT. Offer ends September 9th. #agnes59 @59e59

Tickets now on sale. Use code AGNESALERT for any performance during the first three weeks of the run. Offer ends Septemb...
08/24/2018

Tickets now on sale. Use code AGNESALERT for any performance during the first three weeks of the run. Offer ends September 9th.

lesseramerica.com/box-office
#agnes59

First day of school. #agnes59
08/10/2018

First day of school. #agnes59

To accommodate venue capacity and out of respect for neighbors, we’ll only be doing door sales to the #strangeamerica pa...
08/03/2018

To accommodate venue capacity and out of respect for neighbors, we’ll only be doing door sales to the #strangeamerica party Sunday and Monday on a waitlist basis...and there may be a price hike depending on demand and volume. HIGHLY recommend you get your tickets now: bit.do/strangeamerica

07/28/2018
Strange America

AUGUST 5th AND/OR 6th. You have plans with Lesser America and Strangemen Theatre Company.

Details and GET YOUR TICKETS!
bit.do/strangeamerica

07/28/2018
Strange America

AUGUST 5th AND/OR 6th. You have plans with Lesser America and Strangemen Theatre Company. August 5th and 6th in Williamsburg.

Details and GET YOUR TICKETS!
bit.do/strangeamerica

August 5th and 6th! Lesser America is teaming up with Strangemen Theatre Company to host two nights of parties benefitin...
07/25/2018
STRANGE AMERICA: A Co-Party.

August 5th and 6th! Lesser America is teaming up with Strangemen Theatre Company to host two nights of parties benefiting our upcoming fall productions! There will be some tasty raffle and silent auction items, music by Le'Asha, signature cocktails and frankly, too much beer. Details at the ticketing link below...

#2nights #2plays #2parties #strangeamerica #agnes59 #bernieandmikey59

bit.do/strangeamerica

A co-hosted party and benefit thrown by Strangemen Theatre Company and Lesser America!

See you August 5th or 6th. Details: bit.do/strangeamerica
07/25/2018

See you August 5th or 6th. Details: bit.do/strangeamerica

BIG NEWS - and we know you've been asking. NEXT UP! In September of 2018, in Association with Hugh Hayes, Lesser America...
05/23/2018
Chill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer Season

BIG NEWS - and we know you've been asking. NEXT UP! In September of 2018, in Association with Hugh Hayes, Lesser America will present the World Premiere of AGNES by Catya McMullen, Directed by Jenna Worsham!

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup of shows for the 2018 Summer Season at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).

Congrats to Lesser America alum Jake Choi on his new gig, ABC's Single Parents!Pictured in: Carnival Kids, 2014. Photo b...
05/23/2018

Congrats to Lesser America alum Jake Choi on his new gig, ABC's Single Parents!

Pictured in: Carnival Kids, 2014. Photo by Danny Ghitis.

Hey friends!!! Check out what our pals over at @Wheelhouse are up to! "Happy Birthday Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. T...
05/10/2018

Hey friends!!! Check out what our pals over at @Wheelhouse are up to! "Happy Birthday Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The NYT called it "Zingingly relevant... hilarious and explosive" and gave it a Critics Pick and they are extended till 6/2!!! Fantastic cast full of Lesser A pals!!! and the good folks extended a discount code for Lesser America peeps (check the pic for the code! SEE THIS SHOW!!!
https://wandajune.brownpapertickets.com/

F*It Club's #springfling2018 runs May 3-13 IRT Theater! We've got a lot of talented friends in the mix that we hope you'...
05/01/2018
The Spring Fling: Chemistry | IRT Theater

F*It Club's #springfling2018 runs May 3-13 IRT Theater! We've got a lot of talented friends in the mix that we hope you'll head out to support. Check it out!

The Spring Fling is an annual, award-winning presentation of six world-premiere, commissioned short plays around a central theme, written specifically for this

Lesser America's own Laura Ramadei will be producing a workshop presentation of POWER STRIP, by Sylvia Khoury, directed ...
04/16/2018
The 2018 Pipeline Festival

Lesser America's own Laura Ramadei will be producing a workshop presentation of POWER STRIP, by Sylvia Khoury, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (in a word) this Thursday - Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Want to catch the best new work by the most exciting new artists in town? Wondering where to meet the next generation of incredible women and trans theatermakers? Don’t miss WP’s Pipeline Festival, a unique opportunity to see 5 new plays, created by 5 collaborative teams from WP Theater’s cele...

A couple Lesser Americans saw Locked Up Btches at The Flea on Saturday night - this show is a clever, wild, raunchy good...
03/13/2018
LOCKED UP BITCHES – The Flea Theater

A couple Lesser Americans saw Locked Up Btches at The Flea on Saturday night - this show is a clever, wild, raunchy good time with one of the most diverse and multitalented casts you've ever seen onstage. See it yall. Tickets are cheap.

http://theflea.org/shows/locked-up-bitches/

Get ready for some RUFF bitches! When Pipsy, a pedigree cocker spaniel, lands at the Bitchfield Animal Shelter, she becomes the center of a turf war between the dogs and the cats. Initially a long running #serialattheflea, LOCKED UP BITCHES is a sweet, psychotic, queer, and outrageously funny hip-ho...

Some very good friends of ours are hosting a benefit evening of short plays - THIS TUESDAY. Check it out! And artists, y...
02/25/2018
Expecting (The Worst)

Some very good friends of ours are hosting a benefit evening of short plays - THIS TUESDAY. Check it out! And artists, you can use the code ARTIST for tickets at just $15 each. Goodtimes for a good cause.

A Benefit Night For Raising Jo by Charlotte Miller

Friends. Family. Artists. TONIGHT kicks off the start of a very exciting new group, the Trans Lab Theater. They're offer...
02/19/2018
Trans Lab Launch Party & Fundraiser

Friends. Family. Artists. TONIGHT kicks off the start of a very exciting new group, the Trans Lab Theater. They're offering specially discounted tickets to artists, if you use the discount code FRIENDSANDFAM. Go and support!

Join the Trans Lab Fellows for our launch party and fundraiser on February 19! In 2018, four trans and gender non-conforming playwrights/writing teams will develop 4 new plays in the Trans Lab Fellowship supported by the Women’s Project and The Public Theater. Plays written by trans and gender non...

Lesser American Claire Siebers has just released her web series, Power Lunch, co-created with the wonderful Emma Horwitz...
10/30/2017
POWER LUNCH

Lesser American Claire Siebers has just released her web series, Power Lunch, co-created with the wonderful Emma Horwitz. Congrats on the launch, ladies. And give it a watch, friends!

Company friend Grace Rex, a very special and singular filmmaker, is raising money for her new project: Others. If you're...
10/25/2017
OTHERS: A darkly funny collection of experimental vignettes

Company friend Grace Rex, a very special and singular filmmaker, is raising money for her new project: Others. If you're looking for something to do with the money burning a hole in your pocket, you can put it to good use here!

A short movie about people in everyday moments who are connected to irreverent and otherworldly beings.

Big congrats to Lauren Yee on *yet another* award for her beautiful play IN A WORD! ....And who are these pretty faces i...
09/20/2017
The Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring Prize

Big congrats to Lauren Yee on *yet another* award for her beautiful play IN A WORD! ....And who are these pretty faces in the picture?

The writer of “In a Word” and “The Hatmaker’s Wife” will win $25,000 from the National Arts Club.

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Founding Members: Daniel Abeles Nate Miller Laura Ramadei Ensemble Members: Stephen Brackett Craig Jorczak Portia Krieger Anna O'Donoghue Claire Siebers Brendan Spieth Daniel Talbott

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