In early 2012, Rodney “Rhoda” Taylor and Joseph Frank create a new theater company dedicated to developing and producing new queer-themed plays written by local, national, and international LGBTQ+ playwrights. They christened the new group Left Coast Theatre Co., LCTC to its friends.
LCTC makes its debut with Family Programming, a world-premiere collection of seven short plays, at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco.
I’m Not OK, Cupid, which highlighted the joy and pain of love in the queer world, opens.
Twisted Fairy Tales, a collection of plays retelling familiar children’s stories from a queer perspective, opens.
Twisted Fairy Tales is nominated for Best Anthology in the first-ever Theatre Bay Area Awards. Unfortunately, it does not win.
LCTC opens the 2014-2015 season with, Shock & Awww, stories of love, dating and other hazards.
#WTFamily opens and becomes our most successful production to date.
#WTFamily wins the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Anthology.
LCTC delves into the world of horror and suspense with Screaming Queens. Appropriately, Screaming Queens closes on Halloween.
Left Coast News, seven plays based on true stories ripped from the headlines opens.
BOTH Screaming Queens and San Francisco, Here I Come! are nominated for the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Anthology, though neither wins.
LCTC expands into producing full-length plays. Their first offering is Dog Sees God.
LCTC presents Twisted Hitchcock, an evening of parodies of three of Hitchcock’s masterpieces, all with an LGBT bent.
The Morning After, an anthology of seven short plays, opens its run
LCTC presents The Laramie Project, in honor of its 10th anniversary.
Everyone’s favorite bar tells a multitude of stories in Come Here Often?
Besties, an anthology about your besties.
LCTC hosts Between the Sheets, a special reading of original works about the trials and tribulations of queer sex.
LCTC hosts a Pride-a-licious Fundraiser featuring the talents of LCTC members at Martuni’s.
LCTC worked with Strut to perform a staged reading of the play The Princess and the Pornstar.
LCTC produces Paul Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, at the Exit Theatre, the last show before the programming pause caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 mandates in the Bay Area, Left Coast Theatre Co. went on pause. We are strong and healthy, anxiously awaiting to see you all on the stage once again! We also look forward to celebrating our first decade of being the home for original LGBTQ+ theatre.
We have some dramatic (and funny) things in store.