October 27-November 19, 2017
The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias
a new play by Michael Yates Crowley
directed by Christy Montour-Larson
This is a story of opposites. Boys and girls. Lawyers and teachers. Football and art. Sober and drunk. Yes and no. Jeff and Bobby are stars of the gridiron, ready to lead the Springfield High Romans to Homecoming victory. But standing in front of the end zone is Grace B. Matthias, who has accused the two football heroes of rape. Michael Yates Crowley’s fast-paced, in-your-face comedy of truth and deception uses the myths of the Roman Empire to explore what it means to love--and turn your back on--someone. First presented at Local Lab 2016!
February 28-March 26, 2018
Wisdom From Everything
a world premiere by Mia McCullough
“People are uncomfortable when women are powerful.”19-year-old Syrian refugee Farsana is stuck. Once the top student in her school, she’s now educating girls while they wait for the war to end. But when an older Jordanian doctor offers Farsana an education in exchange for marriage, she takes the chance—and finds herself embroiled in her new husband’s bizarre plot to redeem himself. Wisdom From Everything is the story of one young woman trying to better herself in a world where she has very little agency, few rights, no country, and very little support. Is there hope?First presented at Local Lab 2017!
March 16-18, 2018
Local Lab 2018: New Play Festival
Local Lab is Boulder, Colorado’s premier 3-day new play festival of new works. We offer fully-staged concert readings, workshops, parties, and the opportunity for playwrights and attendees to participate in conversations that help move new plays toward full productions. Local Lab plays have gone on to be fully-produced all across the country.