Our Mission
We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

Season Tickets

Live Theatre Workshop 2022 Spring/Summer Season

We are so excited to unveil our plans for our Spring and Summer Season. Season tickets are now available and include four outstanding Mainstage shows (Body Awareness, The Nina Variations, Shooting Star, An Almost Holy Picture), three Children's Theatre shows (Young Playwrights, Tall Tales, DJ In Onederland), and one Etcetera Late Night performance (Camping).

Now is the perfect time to renew or become an LTW subscriber and enjoy all four Mainstage shows or fill up your calendar with delight by adding all eight shows to your subscription. We can't wait to spend time with all of our amazing donors, subscribers, students, and patrons at our wonderful new theatre campus.

Please check out our latest safety guidelines to help us ensure a smooth transition back into enjoying outstanding theatre with others:

COVID Safety Guidelines

Show Packages:

4 Mainstage Shows:
General Admission $88
Senior/Student/Military $80
All Thursdays $60


Add Tall Tales or DJ in Onederland:
Adults $12
Children $10

Add Camping or Young Playwrights of Tucson:

Seating Charts

All New Seating Charts:

3/4 Thrust

Children’s Theatre

Season Tickets can be purchased by calling our box office at 520-327-4242 or by emailing livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com.


Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Closing Saturday Matinee at 3:00pm

Body Awareness

by Annie Baker

May 5 - June 4, 2022

"An engaging new comedy by a young playwright with a probing, understated voice...Its quiet rewards steal up on you." - The New York Times

"An impressive and occasionally beautiful meditation on the mysteries of being moved." - The New Yorker

It’s Body Awareness Week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home: Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, but Joyce is actually rather intrigued by the whole thing, even going so far as to contemplate posing for him. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce’s adult son, who may or may not have Asperger syndrome, struggles to express himself physically – with heartbreaking results.

Thursday: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2
Friday: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
Saturday: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
Sunday: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Saturday Matinee: 6/4 @ 3pm

Seating Chart: 3/4 Thrust

The Nina Variations

by Steven Dietz

June 9 - July 9, 2022

n this tribute to Chekhov’s The Seagull, Steven Dietz focuses on the final scene between two star-crossed lovers, presenting 43 new variations of their epilogue. In the original text, Treplev, a young writer, is hopelessly in love with Nina, an actress, who is in love with Treplov’s mother’s lover. In Dietz’s variations, Nina and Treplov live out a range of conclusions from tragic and unresolved to living happily ever after. The Nina Variations is a fascinating exploration of the naivety, idealism, and universal passion of young love.

Thursday: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7
Friday: 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8
Saturday: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2
Sunday: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3
Saturday Matinee: 7/9 @ 3pm

Seating Chart: 3/4 Thrust

Shooting Star

by Steven Dietz

August 4 - September 3, 2022

“We humans love stories. And every once in a while, if you’re lucky, you see a story that stands out from all the others. Steven Dietz’s SHOOTING STAR is one of those stories. There are plenty of laughs in Dietz’s humorous tale, but at every important moment, every emotional high, every startling revelation, the theatre grows utterly silent. Stories told this well don’t come around very often.” - Austin Chronicle

Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined—and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, SHOOTING STAR is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.

Thursday: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1
Friday: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2
Saturday: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
Sunday: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
Saturday Matinee: 9/3 @ 3pm

Seating Chart: 3/4 Thrust

An Almost Holy Picture

by Heather McDonald

September 8 - October 8, 2022

An Almost Holy Picture explores life’s big questions. Samuel, a church groundskeeper, passionately shares his life journey as he peacefully maintains gardens and flower beds. Through cathartic narration, Samuel’s ideas of God and faith are shaped by his daughter Ariel, who has a genetic disorder that singles her out for public scrutiny. A Pulitzer Prize nominated play, An Almost Holy Picture has been lauded for its fresh perspective and depth in the storytelling of subjects that shape our humanity and growth.

Thursday: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
Friday: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7
Saturday: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1
Sunday: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Saturday Matinee: 10/8 @ 3pm

Seating Chart: 3/4 Thrust


Children's Theatre

3rd Annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition

June 3 & 4, 2022 (only 3 shows)

Welcome to our 3rd annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition! Each year LTW encourages students from all over our community to write and submit their short stories for a chance to be workshopped in the summer. This year we had over 30 plays submitted and we narrowed it down to the top 7. Each young playwright is teamed up with one of LTW’s seasoned playwrights/directors to help get their plays from the scripts to the stage. We have 29 student cast members and 21 student backstage designers and crew. With the help of LTW’s Children’s Theatre leaders, these students take the stage and give a voice to the stories they want everyone to hear. Come see Tucson’s talented teens as they present:

"It's a Trans Thing" by Maddie Hill

"Watson and Homes: A CAT-Tastrophe" by Evan Eider

"Fourteen Stories Up" by Hayden Adams

"Lydia Lan and The Smiling Man" by Catherine Oda

"Back to the 50's" by Nathaniel Wiley

"The Infomercial" by Adam Sommers

"Everything You've Got" by Maddie Hill

Friday: June 3, 2022 @ 4:00 PM
Saturday: June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

$10 for Children and Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre

Tall Tales: Legends of America

Written by Richard Gremel
Music by David Ragland and Richard Gremel

July 15 - 31, 2022

This theatrical storytelling experience centers around the tall tales of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and John Henry. Five storytellers help to navigate these tales using movement, puppetry, shadow work, and traditional and original folk songs. These tales have been beautifully crafted to hit on the heart of the legendary characters and put forth the morals that we should be willing to lend a helping hand, we should be brave and strong and stand up for our fellow man, and we should show determination and always set our sights high.

Friday: 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday: 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 @ 3:00 PM

$10 for Children
$12 for Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre

DJ In Onederland

Written by Gretchen Wirges
Music by Michael Martinez, David Ragland, and Richard Gremel

August 13 - 28, 2022

DJ in Onederland is a modern musical about the pains of growing up. As DJ gets ready to start high school, they become challenged to let go of childhood and fanciful imagination, plunging DJ through a door in time, and into a fantastical, technicolor world. This journey through 1derland and back again introduces DJ to a cast of fascinating and lyrical characters who help DJ learn about the true meaning and gifts of growing up.

Saturdays: 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 @ 5:00 PM
Sundays: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 @ 1:00 PM

$10 for Children
$12 for Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre


Etcetera Late Night


July 1-9, 2022

Do you love camping? Have you been taken to the woods under the guise of "fun?" This comedy is about what the beauty of nature brings out in us and in our relationships. From quiet moments with our loved ones, to the fights that shifted the family forever. Two actors play multiple roles in this late-night comedy.

Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm

Friday: July 1, 8
Saturday: July 2, 9

$10 all shows

Seating: Children’s Theatre



Live Theatre Workshop produces inclusive, accessible, and affordable professional theatre and theatre education that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW’s Mainstage plays, Family Series productions, Etcetera Late-Night productions, and year-round theatre education for youth. Find LTW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and at livetheatreworkshop.org.

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP | (520) 327-4242 | 3322 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85716. Located on the south side of Fort Lowell between North Country Club Rd and North Palo Verde Ave. Easy, convenient parking available.