When you want to get experimental and learn about something new, that’s when The LAB comes in.

The LAB is a free public event on the second Friday of each month. These events are curated by local and national artists who are in residency at our theatre the month prior to their event. The subjects that are explored in The LAB are as dynamic as the artists that host them. In a year where change is the status quo, join The LAB for an empowering venture into curiosity, innovation, and creation in real time.

On Friday, April 9 at 1:00 PM EDT, Bryce Pinkham and Zack Fine will share an excerpt of their upcoming show Dignity, Always Dignity with a panel of climate experts, hoping to gain insight and spark dialogue on the intersection of climate change, climate justice, and the Theatre. With this discussion (and the project at large) we’re on a mission to educate ourselves and take part in the movement towards a greener and more sustainable future for the American Theatre and the world.

The LAB is made possible by the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Resident Artists Curating the Lab

Zack Fine (he/him) is an actor, director, playwright and teacher. Notable credits as an actor; Broadway: China Doll with Al Pacino, Off-Broadway: The Acting Company, Mint Theater Company, Fiasco, Red Bull, TFANA, Pearl, Bedlam. Select Regional:Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre, Folger (Helen Hayes Award Two Gentlemen of Verona), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Playmakers Repertory Company. Directing credits include: World Premier of El Bien Del Pais (Helenico, Mexico City), So Please You and Sea Maid’s Music (HVSF), Bewilderness (Playmakers Repertory Company).

Writing developed with The Lark, The Public, Primary Stages, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and many more. His original plays include Walled In, Manifest Destiny, Bewilderness, Dignity, Always Dignity and Dennis currently in development with the world-renowned comedy troupeSpymonkey. He is on faculty at NYU and Fiasco Conservatory as a teacher of clown and games. He’s also been on TV a few times.

Bryce Pinkham (he/him) is an American stage and screen actor most widely known for originating the role of Monty Navarro in the Tony Award Winning production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, for which he was nominated for a Tony, Grammy and Drama Desk Award. He also notably appeared opposite Elisabeth Moss in the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles as Peter Patrone, for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance in 2015. His other Broadway credits include originating roles in The Great Society, Holiday Inn, Ghost, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Bryce’s on camera appearances include as a series regular on the second season of the Civil War Drama Mercy Street, as well as guest appearances on The Blacklist, Instinct, Proven Innocent,The Get Down, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, and Blindspot as well as Robert DeNiro’s feature film The Comedian.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Bryce was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Foundation Early Career Fellowship in 2012.

As a singer Bryce has performed in concert venues across the country, most notably Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Library of Congress.

As a writer, Bryce has published articles on acting, performing, and education in American Theater Magazine, Yale Alumni Magazine and others.

In 2012 Bryce helped found Zara Aina, an NGO that uses the power of theatrical storytelling to empower at-risk youth. In May 2013, Bryce led a team of American artists on Zara Aina’s pilot program to Madagascar. Bryce is also a frequent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a social impact theater company that serves many communities but particularly focuses on military audiences. Hismost notable international tours include Guantanamo Bay, Japan, Kuwait, and Qatar.

Bryce holds a BA from Boston College and an MA from the Yale School of Drama, chronicles his latest adventures for social media @theBrycecapades and writes all his bios in the third person, which he always finds a little weird, but does anyway.

Panelists

​Sandra Goldmark (she/her) is a designer, teacher, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on circular economy solutions to overconsumption and climate change. She is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre and Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College, and the author of Fixation: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet.

Kiana Flores (she/her) is a senior at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven. She co-founded the New Haven Climate Movement Youth Action Team, co-wrote the Environment and Climate Change platform on Mayor Elicker’s Transition Team, and now serves on New Haven’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force. Through her activism, she strives to spread awareness about climate change and aid New Haven in taking progressive climate action to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.