Less Than Rent Theatre revels in the joyful, persistent exploration of the purely theatrical. We seek to encourage the collaborative core of theatre, connecting actors, directors, and playwrights, through the pursuit of work that embraces its ‘liveness’. We aim to navigate the complexities of our generation and the modern world by exploring the vast canons of the past in new and imaginative ways. But ultimately our mission is simple: new work by new artists for new audiences.
Plays from Less Than Rent on Indie Theater Now
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS
Blends the melodrama of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER with the silliness of network television and bears witness to a public nervous breakdown with built in commercial breaks.
LITTLE TOWN BLUES
Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Latest News About Less Than Rent
NEW PLAY PUBLISHED: DIVA
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act. By: Sean Patrick Monahan
Oct 3, 2013
MARTIN DENTON REVIEWS BECKETT IN BENGHAZI
Beckett in Benghazi has an intriguing premise: an indie theater company is rehearsing a revival of Samuel Beckett's Endgame on September 11, 2012, the night that an attack was carried...
Jul 31, 2013
NEW ITN PODCAST: LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU'RE THE VERY MAN
Less Than Rent's new production is written by Sean Patrick Monahan and James Presson and directed by Charlie Polinger -- all members of the company. It's a Millenials' take on Gay's THE BEGGAR'S OPERA./Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA. Sean Patrick, James and Charlie talk about the show, how they created it, and what audiences can expect. (26:01)
Mar 19, 2014
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