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Nickolodeon's The SpongeBob Musical Broadway's award-winning hit overlays a pineapple made of yellow orange light bulbs
Dobbins Conservatory 2022-2023 Theatre Season
Kitt is directing Head Over Heels (the Go Go’s musical) and the world premiere of Our Play by Jessica Moss in the 2023-2024 Dobbins Conservatory mainstage theatre season. In addition, he is mentoring the student director of the Rachel Graf Evan’s new play Randi & Roxanne on the Conservatory’s second stage.




Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival superimposed with Lanford Wilson's signature in red





Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival
The 2024 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival (Kitt Lavoie, Artistic Director) will be held from May 26-June 1 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Plays and guest speakers for the 2024 festival will be announced soon.

The 2023 Lanford Wilson New American Play 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 Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and playwright Adam Szymkowicz.

The winner of the top prize at the 2022 festival, The Winter Guard Play, will be published and licensed by Concord Theatricals in late 2023.


A cover for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022 The Short Plays
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2023: The Short Plays
Kitt co-edited the collection Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2023: The Short Plays, featuring the one-act Official Selections of the 2023 festival, which will be released in early 2024. The collections of shorts from the 2021 and 2022 festivals are available for purchase here and here.







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 available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and other streaming 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
The Evening Standard's Ten Best Arts 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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