Local Lab is Boulder, Colorado's premier 3-day festival of new works. Now in our eighth year, after a sold out festival in 2018, we offer fully-staged concert style readings, 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.

Don’t have a pass for this year’s festival? Fill out this form to be added to our waitlist.


Festival Schedule

Friday, March 15
5:30pm

@ Walters & Hogsett
2425 Canyon Blvd.

Festival Kickoff Party

Meet festival-goers and guest artists as we kick off our 2019 Local Lab weekend. There will be cocktails. There will be food. And there will be fun. 

*Available only to Lab Festival Passholders, Lab ensemble, and Local Theater Company staff. $5 valet parking is available at Embassy Suites with Lab pass or ticket stub. 


Friday, March 15
7pm

@ Grace Gamm Theatre
Dairy Arts Center

Doors open

Doors open at the Grace Theater; DJ Savior Breath spins.


Friday, March 15
7:30pm

@ Grace Gamm Theatre
Dairy Arts Center

Mainstage Reading: Orange Crush

By Daniel Goldstein
Directed by Pesha Rudnick

When Tony Schwartz was thirty five years old, he was offered the opportunity of a lifetime: write a book with an up-and-coming real estate magnate.  He took the job and the book was a runaway success; its subject was catapulted into worldwide fame. But when that man becomes the President of the United States and could single-handedly destroy Democracy as we know it, Tony has to ask himself, "am I responsible?"

Check out the playwright here.

*Orange Crush was originally commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company and is presented in partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company.  



Saturday, March 16
4:00pm

@ Grace Gamm Theatre
Dairy Arts Center

LocalWRITES

Teacher and Director Emily Tuckman

Join us for LocalWRITES featuring a selection of plays from LTC’s Playwriting Residency, featuring 7th and 8th grade writers at Casey Middle School.


Saturday, March 16
5:30pm

@ Grace Gamm Theatre
Dairy Arts Center

Doors re-open

Doors re-open at the Grace Theater; DJ Savior Breath spins.


Saturday, March 16
6pm

@ Grace Gamm Theatre
Dairy Arts Center

Mainstage Reading: Discount Ghost Stories

Book, Music and Original Lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen
Book, Adapted Text and Archival Research by Jessica Kahkoska
Directed by Austin Regan

These are ghost stories as you’ve never heard them before. A lovesick miner, a legendary outlaw, a hopeful pioneer and an eclectic posse of phantom musicians make up Discount Ghost Stories, a unique musical experience weaving Rocky Mountain tales of life, death, and the beyond. Immerse yourself in forgotten Colorado lore, a score of original rock tunes, and play a part in the development of Local's first musical experience by catching this show at Local Lab 2019-- your next opportunity will be at Trident Booksellers and Cafe this June!

Check out the playwrights here.


Saturday, March 16
8-10pm

@ Embassy Suites
2601 Canyon Blvd

After Party

Hang out after an awesome day at Local Lab with us at Embassy Suites. We'll have great food, great drinks, and DJ Savior Breath pumping tunes as you connect with our playwrights, directors, actors and festival passholders. 

*Available only to Lab Festival Passholders, please wear green bracelet or Lab Pass.


Sunday, March 17
12pm

@ Grace Gamm Theater
Dairy Arts Center

LocalWRITES

Teacher and Director Emily Tuckman

Join us for LocalWRITES featuring a selection of plays from LTC’s Playwriting Residency, featuring 7th and 8th grade writers at Casey Middle School.

 


Sunday, March 17
1:30pm

@ Grace Gamm Theater
Dairy Arts Center

Doors re-open

Doors re-open at the Grace Theater; DJ Savior Breath spins.



Sunday, March 17
2pm

@ Grace Gamm Theater
Dairy Arts Center

Mainstage Reading: Flame Broiled. or the ugly play

By Rodney Hicks
Directed by Rodney Hicks and Markus Potter

Flame Broiled. or the ugly play is a 90-minute vignette play that centers on race and culture in our sometimes Black and White America. The four actors transform and become many various people who believe and say many various things. There is anger, there is joy, there is laughter, there is confusion, above all it ends with three words:. I love you. But you gotta get through the ugly to see the joy.

Check out the playwright here.


Sunday, March 17
6:30pm

@ 5280 Artists Coop,
1400 Dallas St. Aurora, CO

Doors open

A collaboration with LTC and 5280 Artist Coop; Doors open.


Sunday, March 17
7pm

@ 5280 Artists Coop,
1400 Dallas St. Aurora, CO

Mainstage Reading: Flame Broiled. or the ugly play

By Rodney Hicks
Directed by Rodney Hicks and Markus Potter

Flame Broiled. or the ugly play is a 90-minute vignette play that centers on race and culture in our sometimes Black and White America. The four actors transform and become many various people who believe and say many various things. There is anger, there is joy, there is laughter, there is confusion, above all it ends with three words:. I love you. But you gotta get through the ugly to see the joy.

Check out the playwright here.