Applications are now closed for the Lab. Thank you to all who submitted.

The 2017/18 Writer/ Director Lab

William Burke & Jackie Sibblies Drury, Co-Chairs

The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab was founded in 1998 to explore and develop the work of a new generation of theater artists and to foster new collaborations between writers and directors in the beginning stages of the creative process. Now, the Lab remains focused on this collaboration, inviting writer/director teams, of various backgrounds and experience, to apply with new and ambitious projects.

The Lab meets twice monthly from November 2017 to April 2018 to develop and workshop pieces, and from October 2018 – May 2019 to continue play development, culminating in public showings at Soho Rep.

Additionally, in the fall of 2017, writer/director teams will be invited to introduce their work to the Soho Rep community through one-off events as part of Writer/Director Open Studios. Open Studios was created as an informal platform to allow Lab participants to introduce themselves artistically, through whatever methods they choose, to their fellow Lab members and, if desired, the broader public.


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