KEN URBAN is a playwright and musician. For more info, www.kenurban.org
Lesser America makes pop theater. While not yet downtown theaters Taylor Swift, this scrappy young theater company possesses a strong populist streak. The company, led by trio of actors Laura Ramadei, Nate Miller, and Dan Abeles, wants to keep tickets cheap and audiences entertained, even as they choose work that mainstream theaters are too scared to program.