The Antaeus Playwrights Lab supports a select group of award-winning, mid-career writers as they develop the classics of the future. The Lab incubates new works that provide compelling roles for actors and creates a nurturing and supportive artistic community.
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LAB RESULTS Producer: Cyndy Fujikawa
Lab Results 2020
by Marlow Wyatt
directed by Rondrell McCormick
Friday, January 10, 8:00pm
Saturday, January 11, 2:00pm
After receiving an opportunity to attend the prestigious Vanguard Academy, 13-year old SHE is forced to “make her own way” and face the harsh realities of adult life. SHE copes through a world of poetry, and soon discovers that the small town she was so desperate to escape is filled with the very people who give her wings to fly.
Lorenz Arnell, Rachael Ferrera, Nic Few, Juanita Jennings, Gerard Joseph, Krystal Mosley, Karen Malina White
by Ashley Rose Wellman
directed by Emily Chase
Saturday, January 11, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 12, 2:00pm
At a Willed Body ceremony — an event where medical students meet the families of medical cadavers — Lydia, an ambitious first-year med student, meets Harrison, the son of the cadaver she is about to dissect. As Lydia cuts deeper and deeper into his father’s body, she and Harrison enter into an unconventional relationship that straddles the line between sweet and horrifying.
Omete Anassi, Julia Davis, Daniel Dorr, Tamarra Graham, Anne Gee Byrd
by Jeanette Farr
directed by Marya Mazor
Saturday, January 11, 10:00am
Sunday, January 12, 8:00pm
Martina has always been the best at video games since “turning over” Defender in 1984. The skills she learned with the games that she played got her through many battles. Now Martina is propelled in a world of past traumas video-game style. As she battles levels and the “monsters” from her past can she make the decision to be a better wife, mother, and human?
Joseph Bricker, Kavi Ladnier, Catia Ojeda, Alex Portenko, Jill Remez, Peter James Smith, Kitty Swink, Marcelo Tubert
by Matthew Doherty
directed by Deb Hiett
Friday, January 17, 8:00pm
Saturday, January 18, 2:00pm
Brothers Play is a nativity scene… of sorts. Thomas throws a rock through the rose window at church to shatter his family’s code of silence, a few days before Christmas. A darkly funny, brutally honest exposure of abuse, and secrets, and how they spill out despite ourselves. And the love of brothers, of course.
Seamus Dever, Rob Nagle, Jeffrey Nordling
by Sean Abley
directed by Laura Stribling
Saturday, January 18, 10:00am
Sunday, January 19, 8:00pm
Frank, a married heterosexual crossdresser in his late 30s living in Montana, discovers Miss Olivia’s Finishing School for Girls, a club for fellow recreational crossdressers. Finally able to share his secret with another like-minded man, Frank’s newfound freedom threatens his marriage and his relationship with his best friend.
John Bobek, Luis Kelly-Duarte, Abigail Marks, Mike McShane
by Jennifer Rowland
directed by Michael John Garces
Saturday, January 18, 8:00pm
Sunday, January 19, 2:00pm
When 15-year old Tori goes to work as a summer intern for her godmother’s new African American boyfriend, Jamal, everyone is thrilled… until sexually charged photos turn up in Jamal’s office. Then suspicions turn to accusations and accusations turn into paranoia. What exactly is Jamal doing in his garage with teenage Tori?
Tessa Auberjonois, Cherish Duke, Emily Goss, Bruce Lemon, Don McManus, Linda Park, Peter James Smith