Theatre for People Who Never Grew Up

The mission of Lost Girls Theatre is to create a sense of wonder.

We plan to accomplish that through highly visual acts of storytelling that combine the mundane with the magical. Lost Girls Theatre focuses on modern concerns through the lens of classical themes and pop culture. We strive bring the excitement of unique and original theatrical performances to audiences both young and young at heart. Also general geekery.

In our two years of working in the South Florida Theatre Community, we have produced nine readings of new plays by emerging playwrights. In 2014, we launched the Getting Lost  Reading Series in partnership with the Deering Estate at Cutler. The plays included Marisela Treviño Orta's The River Bride (finalist for the 2013 Latina Playwriting Award), Stephen Spotswood's In the Forest, She Grew Fangs, Reginald Edmund's The Daughters of the Moon, Reina Hardy's Glassheart, and Andie Arthur's A Girl's Guide to Saving the Universe.

COMPANY HISTORY

2016

Juliet Among the Changelings
by Andie Arthur
Directed by Katherine Siegel

Featuring Sofi Duemichen, Diana Garle, Jennifer Murphy, and Courtney Poston
 Costume Design by Leslye Menshouse
Lighting Design by George Horrocks
Sound Design by  Vyvian Figueredo
Puppetry by The Puppet Network
When she was a baby, Juliet's mother gave her up to a magical creature for everything her heart desired. At 17 years old, Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds - the normal mundane world of school and the magical world of the women who raised her. Now Lavinia, one of the changelings that raised her, has a plan to get back to the fairy world. Except Juliet isn't entirely sure she wants to go - because her friend, the foul-mouthed rebel Miranda has a plan for her to find her birth mother. Before the Winter Solstice, Juliet must figure out who she really is - human, fairy, or something else.

"The writing, performances and all other elements in Juliet Among the Changelings establish Lost Girl’s Theatre as a forceful new player on the South Florida theatrical landscape." - Mary Damiano, South Florida Gay News



Faust: A Gay Romantic Comedy

by Vyvian Figueredo
Directed by Kent Wilson
Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series
Featuring Andie Arthur, James Lanners, Patrick Rodriguez, Danielle Rollins, Pamela Roza, Kent Wilson
Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate and Part of Summer Theatre Fest
Faust is a young gay man still living with his mother and doesn’t have a car. All he really wants is for Ben, his crush, to pay attention to him. So he makes a deal with the Devil to get Ben to like him. However, Ben is far more interested in Mephistopheles than Faust — causing an unconventional romantic comedy to ensue.

Electric Peresephone in the Scorpion's Den
By Kara Lee Corthron
Directed by Carey Brianna Hart
Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series
In this riff on the Persephone myth, B.J. becomes the prisoner and companion to a socially awkward but surprisingly powerful band roadie. In 1970 rock-n-roll America, B.J.’s hope for rescue lies in her record-producing mama, her natural gifts on a Stratocaster, and the father she’s never met. The father she dreams is none other than Jimi Hendrix.

Dreams of the Penny Gods
By Callie Kimball
Directed by Andie Arthur
Featuring Jennipher Murphy, Pedro Sanon, Melody Schmaltz, Justin Schneyer, and Renne Elizabeth Turner
Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series
Bug's just your average 13-year-old girl whose family is hiding out in a storage facility. So naturally, she's transformed herself into a high priestess who's trying to raise the dead. On this particular summer day, her incantations seem to work, setting off an acceleration of events ending in a rough Armageddon that launches her into the world.

2015

Lost in the Woods: Readings of Short Plays Based on Folklore

By Andie Arthur, Vanessa Garcia, Desiree Mora, Kimberly Patterson, Patrick Rodriquez, Katherine Siegel, Matt Stabile, and Kent Wilson
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Featuring Merry Jo Cortada, Vyvian Figueredo, Carey Brianna Hart, Murphy Hayes, Jennipher Murphy, Zach Myers, Malia Nicolini, Carlos Rivera, Patrick Rodriguez, Sandi Stock, and Krystal Valdes

Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
October 12, 2015
With An Encore Performance at GableStage on October 20, 2015

Plays Included:

The Legend of the Henrietta Jones by Andie Arthur
Bones for Breakfast by Vanessa Garcia
Hector by Desiree Mora
Orcadia by Kimberly Patterson
Paul Bunyan, Lumbersexual by Patrick Rodriguez
Not Quite Out of the Woods by Katherine Siegel
After Bedtime by Matt Stabile
Kindness Worth Coveting by Kent Wilson

Dinner at the End of the World
Written and Directed by Andie Arthur
Featuring Kent Chambers-Wilson, Madeleine Escarne, Vyvian Figueredo and Patrick Rodriguez

Part of MicroTheater Miami's Festival of Local Theatres
June 11 - 28, 2015

The Apocalypse is nigh and the Four Horsemen are about ready to have their final meal together before the end at the only restaurant still open. A Denny’s in Moscow, ID. What happens when the harbingers of the End of Days get cold feet?

A Girl's Guide to Saving the Universe
By Andie Arthur
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Featuring Meredith Bartmon, Andrea Bovino, Carey Briana Hart, Ricky J. Martinez, Christopher Mitchell, Patrick Rodriguez, Kent Wilson, and Corey Vega

Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
June 8, 2015

Penny Applebaum is an average college student, whose boyfriend, Will happens to be the chosen one, the one destined to save Birenllor (a small, magical country that exists underneath a Chicago el station) from the Protectorate, a dark tyrant. With the help of a talking lantern, puppet squirrels, and a college professor that moonlights as a wizard, Penny takes her own hero’s journey and finds out that Will perhaps isn’t as valiant as he has been prophesied to be.

Glasshart
By Reina Hardy
Directed by Andie Arthur
Featuring Merry Jo Cortada, Peter Mir Malia Nicolini, and Stephanie White

Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
April 10, 2015

Beauty never showed up. After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his one remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment near a 7-11, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. Their building manager, a fellow immigrant with a taste for gingerbread and children, offers help in navigating this threatening, impossible, completely mundane world, but all her gifts come with a price. When an eligible maiden moves into the second floor apartment, the servant (a relentlessly cheery lamp) colludes with the landlady to kidnap the girl. The servant finds herself assimilating the girl’s identity, her name, and bookstore job. As she becomes increasingly human, and the Beast becomes increasingly lost, she discovers what– and who– must be sacrificed for an ordinary life.

Daughters of the Moon
By Reginald Edmund
Directed by Katie Christie
Featuring Carey Brianna Hart, Sandi M. Stock, and Neely Woodruffe

Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
February 9, 2015

The first play in Reginald Edmund's “City of the Bayou” Collection, “Daughters of the Moon” follows a runaway slave girl and a former plantation mistress wanted for murder as they embark on a perilous journey North towards freedom, guided by an Ancient African Goddess

2014

In the Forest, She Grew Fangs
By Stephen Spotswood
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Featuring Michelle Antello, Meredith Bartmon, Patrick Rodriguez, and Patricia Wakely Wolf
Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
December 8, 2014

Lucy spends her days being tormented and mocked and ghosting through the halls of her high school. At 16, she's come to believe her life will never get better. Then Jenny arrives--a California transplant so out of place in the rural town that she draws everyone’s eye. But Jenny has problems of her own—a manipulative ex-boyfriend and a reputation she's trying to escape. When Lucy nearly drowns during a trip to a forest lake and Jenny saves her, Lucy finds a new reason for living. But unbeknownst to Lucy, there’s an old evil living in that lake—something that finds a home in Lucy. Soon, howls are being heard from the forest and night, and Lucy dreams of chasing things through the forest; dreams where it’s someone else who’s the prey.

A bloody deconstruction of Little Red Riding Hood, In The Forrest, She Grew Fangs takes the familiar elements of werewolves, teen lust, and high school bullies, experimenting with the question of just who’s the victim and who's the monster.

The River Bride
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Gladys Ramirez
Featuring Merry Jo Cortada, Laura Di Lorenzo, Joe Franco, Peter Galman, Diana Garle, and Freddy Valle

Part of the Getting Lost Reading Series at the Deering Estate
October 13, 2014

Three days before a wedding a handsome and mysterious man is fished from the Amazon River. Set once upon a time in a small Brazilian fishing village, The River Bride is a tale of true love, regret and two sisters who struggle to be true to each other and their hearts.

Messenger No. 4 (or How to Survive a Greek Tragedy)
By Will Hollis Snider
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Featuring Elizabeth Abad, Meredith Bartmon, Ashley Chang, Merry Jo Cortada, Vyvian Figueredo, Peter Mir, Carlos Rivera, Arturo Sierra, Stephanie White, and Kent Wilson

Part of the Deering Estate's SoBay Festival of the Arts
April 11, 2014

Messenger No. 4 details the life and times of our title hero, an employee of the great Narrative Inc, which sends out the messengers in all of your favorite Greek and Elizabethan drama. But Messenger #4 longs for something more – the chance to SHOW and not TELL events -- but doing so would be against corporate regulations. Changing his speeches does streamline plots, but it also endangers the entirety of the Western Canon of Literature and perhaps reality itself.

2013

The Secret of the Biological Clock

By Andie Arthur
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Feautring Elizabeth Abad, Antonio Amadeo, Matthew Chizever, Jim Gibbons, Elizabeth Price, and Sarah Siegel

Part of the South Florida Theatre League's Summer Theatre Fest Reading Series
July 22, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Jasmine’s father has gone missing – but Jasmine just knows that she can convince former teen detective Eleanor Dawson to come out of retirement, she will be able to find him. The Secret of the Biological Clock is a whimsical riff on what happens to our favorite teen detectives when they grow up.