Company Spotlight: LESSER AMERICA

Brave New Works: Sixth Edition (Tuesday, June 11 @ CAP 21) will feature original work from eight emerging downtown theater companies. Twice a week we’ll use these spotlights to tell you a little bit more about our participating companies. This will be Lesser America’s first appearance in the Brave New Works series.

LesserAmericaBorderLesser America is pop theater. They 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.

Lesser America was founded in 2010 by Daniel Abeles, Jonathan Blitstein, Nate Miller and Laura Ramadei. After a successful run of Blitstein’s Keep Your Baggage With You At All Times, featuring Abeles, Miller, and Ramadei, the four decided to launch an associated company and pilot their productions at Theater For the New City, where Baggage was presented. With the generous assistance of the staff and adminstrators at TNC, the burgeoning downtown theaterers share duties in producing theatrical work as part of an ongoing residency.

Ensemble members include Stephen Brackett, Craig Jorczak, Portia Krieger, Anna O’Donogue, Claire Sebers, Brendan Spieth, and Daniel Talbott.

Trevor2Lesser America, Trevor, 2013