In The Beginning . . .
In September of 2012, LCTC made its debut with Family Programming at the Shelton Theater in the bustling Union Square district of San Francisco. Family Programming featured seven short plays written by Bay Area playwrights as well as our first national submissions. These quirky, absurd, and over-the-top comedic shorts took audiences on a journey to discover the characters and characteristics of queer family life — both the chosen family and the family we were given. The 4-week run was a success with both audiences and critics alike.
LCTC continued building its reputation, its expertise and its group of contributing playwrights with I’m Not OK, Cupid in the fall of 2013 and Twisted Fairy Tales in the spring of 2014. Twisted Fairy Tales was not only a hit with critics and audiences, it went on to be recognized by Theatre Bay Area with a nomination as Best Anthology at the first-ever Theatre Bay Area Awards in November 2014.
For the 2014/2015 season, we presented two more anthologies. Shock & Awww and #WTFamily. Family has always been a fertile subject for our stories and we struck gold with #WTFamily. It was our most artistically complex anthology to date and earned us the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Anthology for 2015.