WP Theater is gearing up for its second biennial Pipeline Festival, which will showcase the works of its next class of graduating resident Lab artists, a collective of playwrigths, producers, and directors who have been in residence at the theatre since 2016. The spring festival is a culmination of the two-year residency and provides audiences and industry access to new works at various stages in development, ranging from staged readings to full-length workshop productions.
The Pipeline Festival will run March 29–April 28 at WP Theater, at 2162 Broadway.
As the name suggests, the festival's mission is to funnel the work of WP artists to the forefront the the theatre industry. Two of the plays featured in the inaugural festival are currently playing Off-Broadway: Martya Majok's queens at LCT3 and Sarah Burgess' Kings at the Public Theater.
The 2016–2018 WP Lab artists are playwrights Donnetta Lavinia Grays, MJ Kaufman, Sylvia Khoury, Zoe Sarnak, and Leah Nanako Winkler; directors Melissa Crespo, Morgan Gould, Ellie Heyman, Tyne Rafaeli, and Mo Zhou; and producers Roxanna Barrios, Sally Cade Holmes, Nidia Medina, Laura Ramadei, and Yuvika Tolani.
The festival will feature Galatea or Whatever You May Be by Kaufman with direction by Zhou (March 29–31); The Review or How to Eat Your Opposition by Grays with direction by Crespo (April 5–7); the musical Afloat with music and lyrics by Sarnak, a book by Kaczmarek and direction by Heyman (April 12–14); Power Strip by Khoury with direction by Tyne Rafaeli (April 19–21); and Two Mile Hollow by Nanako Winkler with direction by Gould (April 26–28).
For more information on the plays and to purchase tickets visit WPtheater.org.