Play Lab

Linda Ayres-Frederick, The Umbrella Play (San Francisco CA)

Anna Lynn Baker, Exist to Exist (San Francisco CA)

Tom David Barna, Sun Go Down (Encino CA)

Joe Barnes, Monsters (Houston TX)

Linda Billington, The Children in the Ice (Anchorage AK)

Paul Braverman, Captive Audition (Fremont CA)

Tracy Carns, The Dissolve/For Jean Seberg (New York NY

Joy Cutler, Cathy the Great (Philadelphia PA)

Roberta D’Alois, One Left Behind (San Francisco CA)

Sean David DeMers, Little Blue Pill (Bronx NY)

Peter Filichia, The Whole World (New York NY)

Anna Fox, Sitting Causes Cancer and Other Modern Tragedies (West Hollywood CA)

Michelle Gardner & Angelica Howland, You, Me & Adam Levine (Phoenix AZ and Los Angeles CA)

Katherine Glover, Sex, War, & Syphilis (Minneapolis MN)

Luke Gomez, Blacklisters (Los Angeles CA)

Cody Goulder, Time Warped (Phoenix AZ)

Joe Gulla, Reel Wood (Bronx NY)

Lynne Halliday, Room 324 (New York NY)

Elin Hampton, Tear Down (Encino CA)

Aren Haun, Parallax (Universal City TX)

Rand Higbee, Tales of the Monkey King (Hager City WI)

Gail High, Casserole Club (Anchorage AK)

Ward Kay, Three Times a Lady (Vienna VA)

Prisca Jebet Kendagor, Seven and Ten (Kansas City MO)

Grant Kniefel, Rylan and Bec (Anchorage AK)

Lisa M. Konoplisky, Dog Park (Madison WI)

Elliot Kreloff, The Dog Died (New York NY)

Daniel Kwiatkowski, Control (New York NY)

April Littlejohn, Playing Boyfriends (Mission CA)

Antoinette Martin-Hanson, Life Can Be A Dream (Tempe AZ)

Clem Martini, The Extinction Therapist (Calgary, Alberta)

Kate Mickere, A Banshee Killed My Boyfriend (North Hollywood CA)

Joanna Castle Miller, The Storehouse (Los Angeles CA)

Brandon Monokian, fragments of a boy (Ocean City NJ)

Tom Moran, Life Support (Fairbanks AK)

AR Nicholas, MsRememberment, or These 6000 Years (Portland OR)

Anya Pearson, The Killing Fields (Portland OR)

John Perovich, mother | father (Phoenix AZ)

Jan Probst, Bird on a Tree Branch (Berkeley CA)

Kristen Ritter, Nefarious (Anchorage AK)

Greg Romero, Bulldozers (Austin TX)

Kathy Rucker, Darling (Hillsborough CA)

Nan Gatewood Satter, Yalu River (New Paltz NY)

Adam Seidel, California (New York NY)

Patrick Shaw, Watchers (Austin TX)

Donna Stuccio, Midnight at Black Diamond Trestle (Syracuse NY)

Kyle Walker, The Otterman (Valdez AK)

Ashley Rose Wellman, Wine Teeth (West Hollywood CA)

Piper Werle, Bettie Page in the Modern Age (Seattle WA)

Kevin Michael Wesson, No Surprises (Chicago IL)

Phillip Middleton Williams, A Moment of Clarity (Palmeto FL)

Antoinette Winstead, Tulsa 1921 (Universal City TX)

Luke Yankee, Confessions of a Star Maker (Long Beach CA)

Erica Zephir, Pain no more, god speed (Tampa FL)

DESCRIPTION: 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.