In the summer of 2020, the LCT Lab will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  We never dreamed the Lab would prosper and continue for so long!  We have decided to celebrate our anniversary this summer by taking a week to reevaluate the Lab, revisit its history and discover how it can best move forward.

As a result, we are not accepting applications for 2020.  Instead we will be reaching out to a group of directors among the over 1600 directors who have participated in the past, as well as other theater artists, to gather together to exchange ideas about how the Lab might move forward in this new time.

We understand that this news comes as a disappointment to prospective new applicants. The goal is that this summer of reflection will give us the opportunity to look back on the past 25 years of the Lab, take stock on its role in the community today, and rethink what the Lab can do as we move forward. Please check this space again as 2021 dawns.

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.