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.

Friday, May 14 at 1:00 PM EDT

“The piece we are writing is about us. We instantly recognized each other on the planet and have been there for each other for 10 years on every level…in friendship and on various work projects. We are interested in exploring the intergenerational aspect about our friendship, both identifying as Queer Jewish Dykes, 30 years apart.”

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

Resident Artists Curating the Lab

DEBRA BARSHA won the Jonathan Larson Award for the score to Radiant Baby, (Public Theater) directed by George C. Wolfe. Composer credits: Songs From an Unmade Bed (NYTW), A Taste of Things to Come(with Hollye Levin, York Theatre).and her two one-woman shows Go To Your Womb and A Womb With a View (CAP21/Cherry Lane Theatre). Barsha originated roles and was the music director for the original off-Broadway companies of both Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding and Charles Busch’s Swingtime Canteen. Music Director:Steven Sater/Serj Tankian’sworld premiere of Prometheus Bound (ART -dir. Diane Paulus). Barsha conducted KarenO’s psycho opera Stop the Virgens! At St. Ann’s Warehouse and at the Sydney Opera House.Vocal arrangements:Yeah Yeah Yeah’s single Sacrilege and Lea DeLaria’s album House of Bowie. Associate Conductor: Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Barsha currently plays piano for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

JO LAMPERT is a Brooklyn based performer.
Selected New York: David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire; The Bengsons’ Hundred Days; The Civilians’ Rimbaud in NY, Bedlam’s & Steven Sater’s New York Animals; Classic Stage Company’s Iphigenia in Aulis. Selected regional: Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyric Opera Chicago); Marie Antoinette (Dir. Rebecca Taichman); Prometheus Bound (Dir. Diane Paulus); The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theater Festival). TV: HBO’s Betty; Amazon’s Transparent: The Musicale Finale; Netflix’s Orange is the New Black; Hulu’s The Path. Jo also went on a world-tour with the band tUnE-yArDs in support of their 2014 album Nikki Nack.