The LCT Directors Lab is a developmental program for nurturing stage directors from around the country and around the world. Approximately 70 directors participate each year.
It is a series of workshops, shared sessions, rehearsals, investigations, and discussions with master artists that provide the emerging directors with an intensive investigation of their craft while fostering collaborative relationships among a peer community of artists.
The Directors Lab is geared toward professional directors in early career stages and is free of charge. The Lab is not open to students, or those planning to return to school. It is designed for emerging directors who are working professionals, who have finished their studies. And studies are not required - many Lab directors are working directors who have never gone to college. The Lab also seeks directors working in a wide variety of ways – from new play directors, to Broadway AD’s, to directors in experimental theater, in church drama ministries, in opera, in devised work, in theme parks and cruise ships, in theaters newly founded in small communities. All are welcome. Last year the Lab accepted 68 directors from 22 countries and 13 US states.