WATCH A SHORT FILM FROM THE 2009 ENSEMBLE
or CLICK HERE to watch a 10 min film from last year’s Intensive Ensemble to get a feel for what the program is all about.
shot and edited by LAB’s Ed Vassallo
Auditions/Interviews will begin the week of March 29th
For more information and to apply please go to:
| What is LAByrinth’s
A residential week of workshops and new play development
Combining the ensemble spirit and creative drive of LAB’s Summer Intensive, with the inspirational, multidisciplinary workshops of the Master Classes, the Intensive Ensemble will allow emerging artists to push their boundaries, create their own work, be part of a collaborative ensemble, and generate vital new theater.
The Summer Intensive
Each year, LAB Members leave New York City to spend 2 weeks on a retreat to:
1. begin our play development process (rehearsing as many as
40 new plays by LAB members and invited guest artists);
2. bond as a group and support each other’s work; and
3. have fun by working our a**es off morning, noon and night.
Each year, we look forward to the Intensive in a deep, almost spiritual way. Time and again we fulfill our mission to grow as multidisciplinary artists, and over the years we’ve helped develop more than 300 new American plays.
The Master Class
LAB’s Master Class isn’t a typical class: we don’t just tell students ‘how to do it.’ We give them a creative space in which they are encouraged and enabled to take risks they haven’t dared to take before — physical, intellectual and emotional.
The Master Class reflects the way LAB was born, eighteen years ago, developing a feeling of group trust between 16 people who have been selected to work together well: who show creative initiative in their lives, and who bring the commitment and support that make each Master Class a one-of-a-kind experience. And, for at least the duration of the course, the participants build an ensemble of their own.
The Intensive Ensemble
Each day, LAB members and Guest Artists will lead workshops, building on our Master Class sessions. In the evenings, each member of the Ensemble will be assigned a role in one of six new plays, and the group will split up to rehearse with the writers and directors. In the latter half of the week, each group will present readings of these plays to the rest of the Ensemble. These are plays that LAB has selcted for development — the playwright might be well know, or brand spanking new. In addition to the workshops, rehearsals and readings, you’ll collaborate with members of the Ensemble to create your own new work.
Combining the ensemble spirit and creative drive of the Summer Intensive, with the inspiration, multi-disciplinary workshops of the Master Class, the Intensive Ensemble is a new development program for emerging artists to push their boundaries, create their own work, be part of a collaborative ensemble, and generate vital new theater.