If you love new work in American theatre, now there is Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University. Established in 2015 on the Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab's mission is to inspire, develop, and produce new work, audiences, and artists for the American Theatre.
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Theatre Lab is proud to announce our 2017-18 Season:
October 6 - November 4 The Playwright's Forum & MasterClass SeriesThis series welcomes some of the most notable playwrights from around the country to share readings of their work followed by a discussion with the playwright about the piece, their process, and the importance of new play development. Additionally, each playwright will then conduct a MasterClass for writers of all age and experience guiding participants through the process of creating work of their own. The series kicks-off with a full "festival-style" weekend of three readings from Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) during the weekend of October 6 – 8. Other playwrights include Tammy Ryan (Oct 27-29) and Steven Dietz (Nov 3-5).
December 1-17 Most Wanted by Peter Sagal
This World Premiere comes from the magical mind of playwright and celebrated host of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell me…, Peter Sagal. Frank and Doris are retired, comfortable and desperate. One day, they snatch their darling baby granddaughter and make a run for Florida, land of eternal sunshine and eternal rest, where they meet a variety of characters living on the fuzzy border between life and la-la-land—all of whom look just like the people they left behind. Cornered by an affable detective, they make one last run to President Truman's Little White House in Key West, at the very end of the road. There, their daughter Isabel, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, corners and confronts them with every mistake they've ever made. This comedy about parents, children, and the fate that awaits us all, won a MacArthur Fellowship from the O'Neill Theater Center.
January 3-8 2018 New Play Festival
Join Theatre Lab as we explore the freshest and most exciting work in American Theatre! This jam-packed festival welcomes some of the nation’s most prominent playwrights as they present readings of their newest work before it lands on stages across the country. Each reading is accompanied by a post-show discussion, an opportunity to interact with the playwrights themselves, where they will discuss the process, inspiration, and plans for future development.
February 9-25 The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, Florida Premiere
True story? Total fiction? Or that special place where the two collide in your very own imagination? Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. This fantasia by one of the country’s most exciting playwrights considers how we actually go about changing the world.
April 6-22 Be Here Now by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Florida Premiere
When life just seems too difficult to face, how far are we willing to go for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives? Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this deeply insightful and charmingly funny new play by the prolific Deborah Zoe Laufer (The Three Sisters of Weehauken). Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, a man who makes art out of garbage, it’s Bari’s turn to pull another out of the darkness.
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