By Carey Purcell
25 Oct 2013
The application deadline is Nov. 4.
As many as 15 artists are selected through a national application and interview process and reviewed by theatre professionals. Selected artists are provided with a professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and tangible opportunities for the development and production of new work for the stage.
Lab artists are supported by the Time Warner Foundation Fellowship, which includes a stipend for participating in Lab activities.
"The Lab has two main goals: to cultivate the work of women theater artists and to give women artists the tools they need to succeed in the business," press notes state. "In addition to developing their own unique work, Lab artists collaboratively create a culminating residency production."
"The Lab is the heart of Women's Project Theater, and the Lab artists are fierce," Julie Crosby, producing artistic director of Women's Project Theater said in a statement. "That's why 75 percent of our main stage productions over the past eight seasons have been created by Lab playwrights, directors and producers."
Finalists will be notified in early May and asked to interview in June 2014. The 2014-2016 Labs will begin in September 2014.
Women's Project Theater Lab alumnae include the playwrights Bekah Brunstetter, Laura Eason, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Dominique Morisseau, the directors Tea Alagic, Shelley Butler, Lear deBessonet, Pam MacKinnon, Daniella Topol, and Gaye Taylor Upchurch and the producers Jennifer Conley Darling, Maria Goyanes, Manda Martin, and Stephanie Ybarra.
Women's Project Theater is a 36-year-old non-profit company dedicated to producing plays written and directed by women.
Visit wptheater.org/lab/call-for-applications for more information.