Little Red Light is co-founded by Michael Blatt and David Carl with a mission to create an intimate theatre experience that is tailored for the smart NYC theatre goer.
Our focus is to produce small, noncommercial musicals and plays that are an alternative to traditional commercial theatre. We hope to shine light on the Queer/Jewish American experience.
Our name was inspired from our first show Hello Again which became the inspiration for our aesthetic design of the show. A red light in a window has traditionally been a signal to tell people that this is a house of ill repute, but it also signaled that it was a safe place for artists and people on the fringe of society; a place for “unconventional” people to gather.
Our Little Red Light is a reminder to our audiences they are about to see theatre in a safe space and that they will see theatre that will challenge them to expand their minds and give them an alternative theatrical experience from commercial theatre.
Michael is a New York City based director and actor and theatre educator. As a Director, Michael has worked in Bergen, Norway where he directed a new Norwegian translation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Michael produced/directed Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa and Thrill Me: the Leopold & Loeb Story by Stephen Dolginoff with Little Red Light Theatre Off-Off Broadway. He directed/choreographed and All Kinds of People for Inside Broadway which toured NYC schools. Other directing credits include the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Actors Theatre of Indiana. He directed a world premiere of a new play Where a Certain Future by James Howard Carr at Northern Michigan University. Michael is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Director Award for his work in Wimberley at The Mid-town International Theatre Festival and a member of The Playwriting and Directing Workshop at The Actors Studio. Michael is currently an adjunct Professor at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC directing/teaching in the Acting Department. Michael has an MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and SDC. Michaelblatt.info
Little Red Light Theatre: Thrill Me, Hello Again. Favorite music direction includes KRAGTAR: An American Monster Musical with Theatre Now New York and The Dolls of New Albion with The National Theatre for Student Artists. As a composer, he’s collaborated on Vestments of the Gods with Owen Panettieri (winner: Best ensemble at 2014 NYFringe) and Love, Rose with playwright Reneé Flemings (2018 reading at HB Studios.) He’s worked with a number of educational and youth programs including six summers at Stagedoor Manor. Former member of the BMI musical theatre workshop.
New York, NY
New York, NY