New Classics Initiative

As an artist-driven theater, we believe in the power and importance of storytellers. They are the architects of culture and windows to our history. Great theater demands varying ideas and perspectives. The purpose of the New Classics Initiative (NCI) is to nurture an inclusive generation of writers, supporting the creation of extraordinary new plays that will stand the test of time.

Our NCI includes the Playwrights Lab, LAB RESULTS, and The Zip Code Plays.

In addition to the programs below, we’re now finalizing plans for an ambitious and exciting new NCI project, with details to be announced later this fall!


Playwrights Lab

Mid-career writers collaborate with Company actors to workshop scenes and bring new plays to life.

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Lab Results

This annual reading festival offers our audience the opportunity to see new works created in the Playwrights Lab for the first time.

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The Zip Code Plays

Celebrate the culture and history of LA neighborhoods from the safety of your home with The Zip Code Plays, a new series of original plays written by Playwrights Lab members and recorded by Antaeus Actors. All six plays will be shared, at no cost, starting in November 2020.

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Five stars…Antaeus delivers at the very pinnacle of the art.

Ron Irwin, Examiner.com

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Lab Results
|   Featured Actors:
Marlow Wyatt   |
The Abuelas (2019)
|   Featured Actors:
Irene De Bari, Luisina Quarleri   |
Photographer: Jenny Graham

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