The Lost Nation Theater is considered as one of the best regional theatres in America. It was founded in 1977 by Kim Bent, a native Vermont folk, who coined the name of the theatre. The name Lost Nation came from Bent?s childhood, growing up in a hill farm in Braintree, Vermont, where a certain portion of town remains unlived and only people in their communities know that the certain place exists.
It features different stage plays every year. The first show held in the theatre was entitled ?The Amazing Tub Show? which was originally produced by the Los Nation Theater production group. The Tony award-winning Emily Mann also produced a show in 2002 entitled ?The Execution of Justice? as well as Edgar Allan Poe?s ?Spooktacular.?
Most of the shows are originally produced by Lost Nationa Theater group with some export contribution from well-know playwrights, directors, and artists in United States.
The theatre conducts professional theatre training camps, master classes in theatre arts, head start programs, and other mentorship activities. It also holds benefit events, subsidized ticket initiatives, outreach to deprived communities of Vermont, and collection Site for Vermont Food Bank.
The theatre has already received different public awards such as best of Vermont Award, One of the Best Regional Theaters in America awarded by New York City Drama League, Outstanding Performance Award by Burlington City Arts, and Great Performance Awards by Onion River Council. It has also received commendation of excellence from City of Montpelier, National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont State Legislature Assembly, and Howard Dean, The Honorable Governor of Vermont.
For current latest list of shows, visit the Lost Nation Theater website.