LOCAL Lab 2016

LOCAL Lab 2016- Festival Passes

  • When: March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016 Time: all day
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $99 Plus applicable service fees
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EDITOR'S PICK, 2015 Boulder Weekly's Best of Boulder.

The all inclusive Lab Pass includes reserved seating at the three play readings, the master class with Jill Rafson (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Mare Trevathan (LOCAL Artistic Director) in devised work, the Festival Launch party at Todd Reed, the After Party following the reading of “The Rape of The Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias” and the Kaffeeklatsch.

See full schedule at www.LOCALTheaterCompany.org

 


LAB 2016 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Workshop PART 1: Tone. Master Class with Jill Rafson and Mare Trevathan
3-5 pm, eTown Hall
For Lab Passholders only

Tone. is attitude. The way you express yourself outward. The line between LOL or Bahahaha. And at LOCAL Lab 2016, it includes you.* This 3-part interactive workshop gives LOCAL Lab Passholders an intimate look into the development of a brand new work alongside artists from New York City, Los Angeles, London and right here in Boulder. Led by LOCAL Associate Artistic Director Mare Trevathan and Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Director of New Play Development Jill Rafson, you will be part of an ensemble working to create Tone.--a new play exploring how we make ourselves understood in the digital age. Here, we aren't labeled as actors, writers, directors or audience members... we're all creators. So, how will you make yourself understood?

* Go all in or sit on the sidelines... you decide your level of participation.

LOCAL Lab Kickoff Party
5:30-6:30pm, Todd Reed Gallery
For Lab Passholders only

Meet festival-goers and guest artists as we kick off our 2016 LOCAL Lab weekend. There will be cocktails. There will be food. And there will be fun.

Co-Lab: Interactive Writing Experience 1
6:30pm, eTown Hall
DJ Savior Breath curates music leading up to our first LOCAL Lab 2016 show, Lottie in the Late Afternoon, while the audience anonymously generates writing via prompts and SmartPhones.

Lottie in the Late Afternoon (concert reading)
by Amelia Roper
directed by Megan Mathews, LOCAL Company Member
7pm, eTown Hall

Lottie is trying to be a good person. Lottie is trying to be a good friend. She’s cooking good food, buying nice gifts, saying all the right things and reading all the important books. Because it's a vacation! And everyone loves vacations! And everyone loves Lottie! She's so fun! All the time! Well, she can be! If she tries! Surely! Amelia Roper's hilarious play Lottie in the Late Afternoon is about being broke, sad, hurting, lonely and accidentally choosing a vacation house on the edge of a terrifying cliff.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Workshop PART 2: Tone. Master Class with Jill Rafson and Mare Trevathan
2-5pm, eTown Hall
For Lab Passholders only

Co-Lab: Interactive Writing Experience 2
5:30pm, eTown Hall
DJ Savior Breath curates music leading up to our second LOCAL Lab 2016 show, The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias, while the audience anonymously generates writing via prompts and SmartPhones.

The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias (concert reading)
by Michael Yates Crowley
directed by Christy Montour-Larson
6pm, eTown Hall

This is a story of opposites. Boys and girls. Lawyers and teachers. Football and art. Sober and drunk. Yes and no. Jeff and Bobby are stars of the gridiron, ready to lead the Springfield High Romans to Homecoming victory. But standing in front of the end zone is Grace B. Matthias, who has accused the two football heroes of rape. Michael Yates Crowley's fast-paced, in-your-face comedy of truth and deception uses the myths of the Roman Empire to explore what it means to love--and turn your back on--someone.

After Hours Party
8pm, eTown Hall
For Lab Passholders and Attendees of The Rape of the Sabine Women

Let your hair loose and your freak fly. DJ Savior Breath returns for our festival party. There will be free food and booze, and an opportunity to spend time with our festival artists and special guests.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Morning After Kaffeeklatsch
10-11am, eTown Hall
For Lab Passholders

Join us for coffee and scones, and gossip alongside LOCAL Theater Company's artistic leadership to infuse some energy into the final day of the festival.

Workshop PART 3: Tone. Master Class with Jill Rafson and Mare Trevathan
For Lab Passholders
11am-1pm, eTown Hall

Co-Lab: Interactive Writing Experience 3
1:30pm, eTown Hall
DJ Savior Breath curates music leading up to our final LOCAL Lab 2016 show, The History Room, while the audience anonymously generates writing via prompts and SmartPhones.

The History Room (concert reading)
by Charlie Thurston
directed by Pesha Rudnick, LOCAL Artistic Director
2pm, eTown Hall

We should always keep our promises, right?  In this dark, fantastical comedy, Steve made a promise to kill his best friend, Helen, if she descends into dementia like her mother. Now, 20 years later, while navigating the many faces of Helen's illness, her stubborn caregiver husband, her estranged daughter, and the blood-thirsty ghost of his own son, Steve must determine Helen's fate. Part farce, part magical realism, The History Room by Charlie Thurston explores honor, loss, the integrity of memory, and who should decide how it ends.

*The History Room is presented in partnership with Creede Repertory Theatre, which will present the world premiere this summer (Pesha Rudnick directing).