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MMM_constructed Background lightMOTHERS, MYTHS, MONSTERS:
The Women of Theaterlab in Residence

April 29 & 30 at 4pm
ADDED PERFORMANCE: June 9th at 5pm

Tickets: $10 HERE

For three nights in April, the women of Theaterlab and some of our closest collaborators (including Artistic Director Orietta Crispino, Program Director Jolene Noelle, Studio Manager Gahlia Eden, and Lanie Zipoy) will present their own miniatures. These slices of performance and segments of audio, visual and installation art works reflect our inspirations and aspirations as artistic creators. The women of Theaterlab will spend time in residence at Theaterlab, occupying our Gallery space and dedicating our resources to cultivating the work that keeps us fueled and on fire.


CARTHAGE IMAGE FOR PUBLICITYTheaterlab presents
Signdance Collective’s production of
Carthage/Cartagena
July 19 – 21 | Wed – Fri at 8pm
Tickets: $20 HERE

Signdance Collective’s production of Carthage/Cartagena by Caridad Svich explores the impact on those displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking and forced migration. The performance text presents a series of ten multi-lingual letter song-poems from metaphorical places of dislocation. This beautiful work by Obie Award Life Time Achievement winner, Caridad Svich is presented by Signdance Collective as a hybrid dance theatre piece incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.

Writer: Caridad Svich
Director: The Company with Joke Menssink and Beatriz Cabur
Cast: Lionel Macauley Isolte Avila David Bower Angelina Schwammmerlin

Founded by Isolte Avila and David Bower, Signdance Collective is an award winning international touring performance established in 2001. The company is culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm. From 1987 to 2000, the company directors pioneered “signdance theatre”, a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. The company is one of the first in the world to utilise and introduce the concept of inclusive practice with a specific focus on disability-deaf led team work.

The production of Carthage/Cartagena is funded, in part, by Arts Council England.


TLAB SHARES – GUEST PRODUCTIONS

Presented as part of Tlab Shares, our guest productions program.

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TWWWM 200x200Convergences Theatre Collective presents
THE WOMAN WHO WAS ME
May 24 – June 11, 2017
Tickets: $25 General Admission  | $20 Students/Seniors
Buy Tickets HERE

The kiss of a stranger awakens the desire and creativity of a middle-aged wife, mother, teacher, and writer; launching her on a journey exploring a life outside conventional marriage, motherhood, and sexual appetite. Her identity fragments as she embarks on a sexual odyssey filled with risk, questioning, and confused boundaries. In wandering, how can she put down roots, find a voice, and craft a new story of herself and those with who she shares a kinship?

Written by Peter Grandbois
Directed by Jeremy Williams
Starring Liz Stanton

Scenic Designer: WT McRae
Lighting Designer: Kate Jaworski
Costume Designer: Natalie Loveland
Dramaturg: Sylvia Brown
Stage Manager: K’Sandra Nova

part of TLAB Shares


-2NOTHING SPECIAL
Written & Performed by Melanie Hoglund
Directed by Giulia Blandino
Theaterlab Gallery
Sunday, June 4th at 7pm
Tickets: $10 HERE

Nothing Special will take you into the world of Edie Sedgwick, the 1960’s New York socialite and Andy Warhol’s first underground superstar. A lifestyle full of decadence, self- indulgence, drugs and desperation, watch as we chronicle a day in the life of “one of the most famous people in the world”. We invite you to attend a night of theater, art, and music as we delve into the unique culture of Warhol’s factory.

Crew: Nicole Martins Boyte

part of TLAB Shares


Deed_DoneAmerican Brownie Productions presents
THE DEED IS DONE
June 6 – 10 | Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm
Tickets: $20 HERE

The Deed is Done is dramedy narrated by a mid-twenties virgin who went around New York City interviewing people to figure out the social norms of losing one’s virginity. It explores the awkwardness and societal pressure which comes with losing one’s virginity. The show captures the essence of the emotional and psychological impact that the ‘first time’ has on individuals of all walks of life.

The narrator, a goody-goody virgin, adds humor, juxtaposing the sometimes serious stories of her more sexually adventurous peers. The Deed Is Done allows the audience to reminisce about their own first-time experiences, while also showing virgins in the audience that they are not outsiders.   

Although everyone has a different ‘first-time’ story, these stories still connect us as human beings. The Deed is Done explores diverse voices and embraces sexuality, while simultaneously exploring what ‘virginity’, means, both in relation to identity and humanity.

Cast: Pooja Mallipamula, Lance Merlo, Hannah Abney
Writer: Pooja Mallipamula
Director: Katherine Elliot
Stage Manager: Nancy Herriman

part of TLAB Shares


Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 4.40.29 PMRising Circle Theatre Collective presents
Have Sari. Will Travel!
Written by Deepa Purohit
Directed by Awoye Timpo
June 15 – 17, 2017 | 7pm
Tickets: $12 before June 10th HERE | $15 cash at the door

After meeting Yolande Bavan, a globe-trotting, barrier-breaking jazz singer from Sri Lanka, Dinu decides to write a play about Yolande’s whirlwind life.  In an attempt to cement a legacy, the two women, a generation apart, reckon with unexpected truths.  As in any Sri Lankan story, there is tea, love cake, and, of course, there is music.

Cast: Yolande Bavan, Kathleen Choe, Jeffrey Omura, Pallavi Sastry, Jade Wu
Scenic Designer: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Designer: Stacey Derosier
Costume Designer: Ntokozo Kunene
Sound Designer: Emily Gardner Hall
Line Producer: Marie Cisco
Stage Manager: Jonathan Castanien

part of TLAB Shares

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