Discipline: Pop Theater

Based In: Brooklyn & Manhattan

Website: Lesser America


Lesser America is pop theater. An ensemble of renegade artists dedicated to smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible theater for the 21st century.


Lesser America was founded in 2010 by Daniel Abeles, Nate Miller, and Laura Ramadei, who continue to share creative and productive responsibilities. The company is designed to bridge the gap between safe, institutional theater and often inaccessible, experimental work. The Lesser Americans seek to produce new plays that tell uncommon stories but stories still relevant to a young, modern audience. The work is of high entertainment value, but comes at a low cost to the viewer.