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OUR MISSION:

Little Lord is an ensemble-based company that aggressively reinterprets classic, found, and neglected texts to create new works of experimental performance. Holding a funhouse mirror up to our shared cultural memories, Little Lord subverts conventional storytelling, uproots the familiar, and questions assumptions about the world in which we live.

 

 

OUR HISTORY

Originally formed in 2007 under the aegis of Target Margin Theater, Little Lord’s early work included a retelling of Aeschylus’s Oresteia using Barbie dolls in The Barbie-steia: Curse of the House of Malibu, a queer Yiddish vaudeville reinterpretation of Artistophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae in BALABUSTAS, an adaptation of a Victor Herbert musical extravaganza recast as a “recession spectacular” in BABES IN TOYLAND, a celebration of the biblical Book of Esther styled as your sister’s 1991 Bat Mitzvah in JEWQUEEN, and an experiment with Eugene O’Neill’s early, public domain writing (complete with mad scene and inflatable sharks) in (oh my god I am so) THIRST(y).

 

Most recently, we explored and responded to 400 years of artistic interpretations/whitewashing of the Pocahontas story in Pocahontas, and/or AMERICA, and delved into the forgotten author behind one of the world’s most beloved children’s books as well as his most scandalous piece of pornography for BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS. In NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE, we focused primarily on the artistic output of Washington Irving, but also on larger questions of time, change, and loss.

 

Little Lord’s work has been praised as “thought-provoking,” “fearless in its weirdness,” and “scrappy creative brilliance.” View current and upcoming projects here and latest news here.

PLACES WE'VE WORKED

Little Lord’s work has been developed and presented at performance venues across New York City, including New York Theatre Workshop’s NEXT DOOR, Target Margin Theater, Abrons Arts Center, The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, The OHIO Theatre, Incubator Arts Project/Ontological-Hysteric, The Chocolate Factory, HERE Arts Center, WNYC’s The Greene Space, Lab/Shul, Judson Church, UNDER St Mark’s, and Dixon Place.

 
 

WE ARE...

MICHAEL LEVINTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MORGAN LINDSEY TACHCO CREATIVE PRODUCER

LAURA VON HOLT CO-FOUNDER

LITTLE LORD LEROY MASCOT

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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is a writer, director, performer, and creator of original work for the theater. As Founder and Artistic Director of Little Lord, he develops and produces “junk spectaculars,” premiering work at venues throughout NYC. In addition to Little Lord, Levinton is a producer, curator, and non-profit management consultant, and has worked with dozens of NYC performing arts companies in generating and growing new artistic programs. He is a 2018 Drama League Resident, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (with focus on Mythology/Ritual), an associated artist of Target Margin Theater, a member of Actors’ Equity, and a ham trained on the Baltimore Dinner Theatre circuit.

is a Brooklyn-based theatre maker and creative consultant. Morgan has supported the work of thousands of artists as a creative producer, festival & venue director, advocate, grantmaker, and development strategist. Her performance work has been called, “playful, nuanced,” and “pretty, although quite chubby,” and she can be seen singing in the back rooms of bars across NYC and running around making subversive theatre with Little Lord. Morgan holds a B.A. from Goddard College in Individualized Studies with a concentration in Performance and Arts Management, and is a 2015 New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow. morganlindseytachco.com

CREATIVE PRODUCER

 

is a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated writer and performer from Hawai’i. As the co-director of Little Lord, she has collaborated on ten original pieces for the theater, including THIRST (NYITA nomination for Best Featured Actress), JEWQUEEN, BABES IN TOYLAND, POCAHONTAS, NOW IS THE TIME, and New York Times Critics' Pick BAMBIF*CKER /KAFFEEHAUS. When she is not in the theater, Laura is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly and host of The Mermaid Podcast.  Laura publishes paranormal romances about mermaids as Madame de Boudoir. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, Redbook, Current TV and Jezebel. lauravonholt.com/meetme

CO-FOUNDER

MASCOT

is Freddie Bartholomew, an actor who played Cedric Erroll, aka Little Lord Fauntleroy, in the 1936 film of the same name. The original name of the company was The Little Lord Fauntleroys, and was based on a nickname given to artistic director Michael Levinton in his youth because of his unfortunate luck of appearing numerous times in terrible family friendly holiday musicals in a pair of knee-high socks and yellow knickers. The name was shortened in 2010.
 

Sarah Bishop-Stone, Karen Boyer, Kaaron Briscoe, David GR Brummer, Lisa Rafaela Clair, Corinne Donly, Das Elkin, Whitney G-Bowley, Joshua William Gelb, Fernando Gonzalez, Elizabeth Barrett Groth, Megan Hill, Sauda Jackson, Jane Jung, Marika Kent, Diana Konopka, John Kurzynowski, Polly Lee, Meg MacCary, Kate Marvin, Chris Mills, Rodney Pallanck, Natalie Robin, Christina Watanabe, Stephanie Weeks, Peiyi Wong.

COLLABORATING ARTISTS