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Merrily We Roll Along
Kitt is currently in rehearsal for a production of Merrily We Roll Along with Capital City Theatre in Madison, WI. The production opens on August 5. Tickets are available here.




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Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival
The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival (Kitt Lavoie, Artistic Director) was held from June 12-18 in Cape Girardeau, MO. The festival featured developmental stagings of five full-length and ten short plays, all featuring exclusively characters that are age-appropriate for university theatre students, in addition to seminars and workshops by new play development professionals from around the United States, including Tony-nominee Lonny Price and Actors Theatre of Louisville Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming. The festival also featured a staged reading of the Los Alamos, an unproduced play by the late Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson. Further details can be found here.



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Dramatists Guild
Kitt was elected as the Dramatist Guild’s Regional Representative for St. Louis/Kansas City. He looks forward to working with the playwrights in the region to create new opportunities for development and production, provide mechanisms for mentorship and support among members of the playwriting community, and bolster support and skills for new play development among the broader theater-making community.





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Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2021: The Short Plays
Kitt co-edited the collection Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2021: The Short Plays, featuring the one-act Official Selections of the 2021 festival. It is available for purchase here. He is in the process of editing the 2022 edition, which will be available late this year.







The poster for Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened A Film by Lonny Price. Dreams don't die. The original cast of teen actors of Merrily We Roll Along line the stage for curtain call.

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a documentary about the original Broadway cast of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim-Hal Prince musical Merrily We Roll Along, which Kitt produced and co-wrote, is now available on iTunes, Netflix, and other digital platforms.

"Superb"
Los Angeles Times
"A triumph!"
Entertainment Weekly
"Electric"
Hollywood Reporter

New York Times’ Ten Best Films of 2016
Newsweek’s Favorite Documentaries of 2016
Slate’s Best Films of 2016
The Wrap’s Best Films of 2016
Playbill’s Top Five Theater Documentaries
Esquire’s 20 Best Documentaries of All Time


"Touching, sweet and altogether exuberant! There have been other backstage documentaries over the years, but Best Worst might well be the best."
Huffington Post

"You don't have to be a fan of Broadway musicals to love every minute of Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened...This movie is more than good, pal. It's indispensable."
Rolling Stone

See the trailer here!

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