The 2013-14 programming for New Victory's LabWorks includes the final development phase of Fiasco Theater's Measure for Measure, which will premiere at the New Victory in February 2014. The troupe has garnered acclaim for their imaginative, stripped-down staging of Into the Woods and Cymbeline in recent seasons.
Crouch will reunite with musician, puppeteer and performer Saskia Lane to begin a residency for the creation of an original work, inspired by the images of photographer Chris Jordan, featuring puppetry and live music.
Also participating in LabWorks is Parallel Exit, which will develop a new immersive theatre experience for young audiences that combines physical comedy, dance and circus. The newly created Shoehorn Theater Company will create a new piece for audiences as young as six years old.
According to the New Victory, "LabWorks artists receive significant time, space and resources, giving them the freedom to experiment, play and test ideas in the creation of new work. Residency artists also receive the artistic feedback and support of The New Victory Theater's artistic programming staff. Each residency is tailored to the specific needs and creative processes of the individual companies and may include presentations or open rehearsals for invited New Victory members, which will provide the artists with an opportunity to interact with family audiences."