New Works Lab

With the New Works Laboratory, the audience, performers and writer all take part in the play development process. The writer creates the script, the actors translate the page to the stage and audience members exchange immediate and uncensored reaction to the play, providing all with insight into further development of the product. Playwrights with a unique vision, innovative subject matter, and diverse perspectives are thus given a voice—which otherwise might never be afforded to them in the contemporary world of performing arts. The plays selected are showcasing new, full-length works that are near-ready-for-production.

If you would like to submit your work for consideration as a future New Works Laboratory production,  please contact Artistic Director Gary F. Bell at (314) 865-1995 for submission details.