In The Lab
In The Lab lets artists develop wildly experimental new works in a multitude of forms. Launched last season to meet the changing needs of artists exploring new works — and new ways of working — Playwrights’ Center stepped up support with this brand-new online development and performance project series.
This innovative program features two writers who will create, explore, test, and try, try again, as they push the boundaries of form and content. As the world continues to shift and churn, so does theatermaking. We’re excited to support the continued revolutionizing of theatrical storytelling through three new experimental projects ... In The Lab.
TRACES and THINGS WITH FRIENDS are also part of the 2021-22 Ruth Easton New Play Series.
by Wax Factory + Rachel Jendrzejewski
Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm CDT
In partnership with the Network of Ensemble Theaters
Traces is an immersive play inspired by French artist Sophie Calle, who often engages in controversial, “famously first-person” feats, such as impersonating fictional characters in real-life situations. In this experimental work, audiences will receive audio devices and be prompted to follow a performer through real public locations, recording and uploading their actions to a website where they can peruse and compare notes with the journeys of others.
THINGS WITH FRIENDS
an audio experience by Kristoffer Diaz
Online only: Wednesday, January 26 - Wednesday, February 2
Manhattan. Burt and Adele are hosting a dinner party. Steak is on the stove. The George Washington Bridge has collapsed into the Hudson. Kristoffer Diaz has written a play about it. I've already said too much.