Members of the 2016 Lab submitted a new play by a playwright they admired. In three spaces at LCT, six directors, six contemporary playwrights and six designers rehearsed for 3 hours a day for three weeks. A company of 22 actors were cast in roles in two plays for the three weeks – three plays rehearsed in the mornings, and three in the afternoons.
Towards the end we invited Lab alums and other guests into the rooms so the playwrights’ work could be seen in the stage where the process had led. In the spirit of the Lab, we didn’t foresee any kind of finished work – instead an exploration with a play that had benefited from investigation or additional work during the Lab. We concluded with a farewell pizza party and invited Lab alums from the past 22 years to join the celebration.
Mackenzie Goodwin Tran
Nathan Louis Jackson
Jaime Lincoln Smith
Lab Director: Anne Cattaneo
Lab Coordinator: Larry Copeland
Lab Assistant: Lauren Messeck
B. Bales Karlin
Fuck Marry Kill by James Presson
I Want A Country by Andreas Flourakis, translated by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Sweep by Georgina Escobar
the hollower by Liza Birkenmeier
Turel by Swar Thounaojam
Why Brother Toad Cannot Sleep by Nathan Louis Jackson