Play Lab

The following plays have been selected for the 2016 Play Lab.

Michael Ross Albert (Toronto, Canada) ~ Waylaid

Jake Arky (San Francisco CA) ~ Little Failures

Linda Ayres-Frederick (San Francisco CA) ~ Turtleneck Diary

Joe Barnes (Houston TX) ~ Arrant Nonsense by a Nose

Jill Bess (Anchorage AK) ~ Crazy, Like Me

Linda Billington (Anchorage AK) ~ The Cooter Creek Passion Play

Chip Bolcik (Thousand Oaks CA) ~ Til Death Do Us Part

Eugenie Carabatsos (Pittsburgh PA) ~ We Will Not Describe the Conversation

Eoin Carney (Pittsburgh PA) ~ Exit Interview

MT Cozzola (Chicago IL) ~ Creep

Alison Crane (Astoria NY) ~ The Abduction of Becky Morris

Joy Cutler (Philadelphia PA) ~ Reaching Beatrice

Steph DeFerie (Harwich MA) ~ The Girl Who Lost Her Heart

Sean David DeMers (Iowa City IA) ~ Faculty Portrait

Anthony D’Juan (Sacramento CA) ~ this is how it happened

Mike Dunham (Anchorage AK) ~ Woofies

Luke Gomez (Goodyear AZ) ~ A Prayer for My Fetish

David Hansen (Cleveland OH) ~ The Way I Danced With You

Holly Hepp-Galvan (Astoria NY) ~ Lakshmi Counts Her Arms and Legs

Nicholas Walker Herbert (Brooklyn NY) ~ Bloodless

Rand Higbee (Hagar City WI) ~ Dot & Maggie

Gail High (Anchorage AK) ~ Ocean View

Amanda Hill (Orlando FL) ~ Flight

Steven Hunt (Anchorage AK) ~ Bernie’s Dad

Penny Jackson (New York NY) ~ And She Was

Lisa Kimball (Montgomery NY) ~ Warm Milk Mamas

Joe King (Anchorage AK) ~ I-Doll

John Paul Kohler (Fairbanks AK) ~ Paco’s Grace

L.M. Konoplisky (Madison WI) ~ Gentle Cycle

Mary Langham (Homer AK) ~ The Skinny on Curves

Julia Lederer (Toronto, Ontario) ~ The Best Plan for Living Happily

Barry Levine (Los Angeles CA) ~ Stuck Behind

Wallace-Ruby Morales (Valdez AK) ~ Pucker Up

Tom Moran (Fairbanks AK) ~ Exit Strategy

Lesley Anne Moreau (Dorechester MA) ~ The Black and the Blonde

Andrea J. Onstad (Willits CA) ~ Deer Haunting: A Far Side Cartoon

Tony Pasqualini (Los Angeles CA) ~ Foreign Accent Syndrome

Laura Pittenger (Astoria NY) ~ The Honor of Your Presence

Kate Rich (Homer AK) ~ Grief in the Brightwater

Kira Rockwell (Waco TX) ~ With My Eyes Shut

Ivan Rodden (Portsmouth VA) ~ Elephant: A Comedy

Whitney Rowland (Pittsburgh PA) ~ Greyout

Tamar Shai (Lake Oswego OR) ~ Going in Blind

Brielle Silvestri (New York NY) ~ Salt

Lois Paige Simenson (Anchorage AK) ~ Evacuation

Andrea Staats (Anchorage AK) ~ Piney Lake Last Resort

Glyka Stoiou (Athens, Greece) ~ Time

Staci Swedeen (Knoxville TN) ~ Full Buck Moon

Amy Tofte (Los Angeles CA) ~ Farm Noir

Ali Viterbi (New York NY) ~ Deadheads

Donna Warfield (Delray Beach FL) ~ A Windy Day

Ashley Rose Wellman (Los Angeles CA) ~ You Are The Blood

The Play Lab, started in 1995, features developmental readings of scripts from 20 minutes to 2 hours in length. Actors are sent scripts a month prior to the Conference. The readings receive one rehearsal the day before their performance, with the playwright acting as the director. The readings are then responded to by a three-person panel, and the audience gives their feedback as well. Additionally, authors have a private meeting with one of their panelists to further discuss the script.

Currently the Lab presents readings of 50-60 plays per year. Panelists include nationally acknowledged playwrights, director, designers, and dramaturgs, as well as some of the leading figures in Alaska’s theatre.

Submit your work.

Act in the Lab.

Read advice from six-time Obie winner Marshall Mason on how to direct a reading.

Read the general advice for actors reading in the Lab.

Plays that have been in the Play Lab since 1995.