Little Mountain Lion Productions is a not-for-profit organization made of writers, directors, actors and designers who produce Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Our mandate is to produce plays exploring the overlap between film and literature, while also fostering the development of youth and emerging artists in all aspects of production.
Our mission is to incite dialogue between mediums, to encourage movie fans, book fans, and typical non-theatregoers to experience live Theatre. We believe that by involving young artists and audiences in this process, we can create a lasting and continued growth in the Vancouver Theatre community. We invite fans of all forms of storytelling and of all ages to consider the importance of how and why people tell stories, and to experience the thrill of a good story performed live.
We understand and acknowledge the responsibility to provide a safe, consensual, harassment-free environment for all artists, whether youth or adult. Our four pillars of values are: Inclusivity, Respect, Agency, and Joy.
Our last production was The Lowenskold Ring," in October, 2023. Before that, we produced a string of Stories projects: "32 Stories Written by Kids – Strathcona Elementary" in 2023, "27 Stories Written by Kids – Strathcona Elementary" in 2022, as well as "41 Stories Written by Kids - False Creek Elementary," filmed during lockdowns in Spring 2021. Before that, in Spring 2020, we presented "25 Stories Written by Kids - Nightingale Elementary," performed live in March 2020 at Florence Nightingale Elementary School and at The Cultch Historic Theatre.
In April 2018 we presented the Vancouver premiere of Anne Washburn's "Mr Burns, a post-electric play" on Granville Island to sold out crowds. Our production of Mr Burns was also used as a youth engagement initiative supported by the BC Arts Council with artist visits to classrooms, a teen-led lobby art project, and subsidized tickets for high schools.
Prior to that we featured plays in the Vancouver Fringe Fest: "Kurt Vonnegut’s The Euphio Question" in 2017, "The Antagonist," in 2016 and "Love is for Superbeasts" in 2015. All three plays were written by emerging artists and engaged youth or emerging actors and designers.
In November 2014 we presented a staged adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" to a sold-out run on Granville Island. One of our earliest productions after becoming established as a non-profit society was "LML’s Short Play Showcase," three one-act plays written and directed by local emerging artists, playing in 2014 at Little Mountain Gallery on Main St. in Vancouver.
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