We carry the stories of the ignored and the forgotten from darkness into the light of the stage.

We blaze new, wildly creative trails through our world's sickness, inequality, division, and dishonesty.

We answer the call. And when we do, we are Lightning Rods.

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About Us

Lightning Rod Theater is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to finding and performing new theatrical work and reinterpreting the classics.

We want to tell stories no one has ever heard, dramatize cutting-edge characters and relationships, and explore challenging conflicts and themes. We seek the new every time we step on stage.

Cultural Equity and Inclusion

Since its founding, Lightning Rod Theater has been committed to advancing cultural equity and inclusion in our programming, our leadership, and in our community outreach programs. This commitment is grounded in a core belief of the theater company: the belief in the inherent right of all human beings to freely express their creative soul on the stage and share their unique gifts and talents with the world.

LRT will continue with our commitment to cultural equity as we know it is critical for long-term viability in the arts sector. We must hold ourselves accountable to the values we share together – to give everyone an equal and fair opportunity; and that no one will be denied consideration because of race/ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, religion, class, and/or indigenous heritage.

Lightning Rod Theater believes everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life. These values deeply inform and guide our practices, processes, and organizational culture to ensure we provide an atmosphere that encourages, promotes, and fosters the creative spirit within each person so they may reach their fullest and highest artistic potential.

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