THE SUNDANCE FILES: From Passing Strange to Spring Awakening to Gent's Guide; Celebrating 30 Years of the Theatre Lab
16 Jul 2014
The 2014 Sundance Theatre Lab, featuring a wide variety of stage and screen actors, is currently underway in Utah. We offer a selection of rare photos from the Lab's 30-year history, including future Tony and Pulitzer-winning plays in their earliest stages.
Robert Petkoff and Raul Esparza sing a number from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the 2006 Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort
Photo by Kristina Loggia
Supervised by Sundance artistic director Philip Himberg and producing director Christopher Hibma, the residency supports the work of new and established theatre writers who shape their developing works in a supportive environment with the aid of a professional director and cast.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.