April was an eventful month for the Theatre Program with a variety of events from a Lab to live performances. Eight theatre projects and 90 participants made the journey to the Canadian Rockies for the Theatre Lab at the Banff Centre, and some of these artists arrived in New York only days later for a photo exhibit and works-in-progress showcase presented by Sundance Institute East Africa. The events have yet to cease this month as the program continues its year-round support of the development of new work for the stage.
Playwright and 2009 Theatre Lab Alum, Taylor Mac. Photo by Fred Hayes.
Chay Yew at the 2011 Theatre Lab at Banff. Photo by Don Lee.
Bay Area Must-See
Don’t miss 2009 Theatre Lab alum Taylor Mac’s The Lily's Revenge at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre. The story of an uprooted flower who sets out to combat its oppressors, The Lily’s Revenge merges theatre, dance, puppetry, and more in an exploration into the concept of love. This imaginative show has played across the nation and only a few performances remain for those residing in the Bay Area. Click here for tickets.
Theatre Lab Alum Lands New Post in Chicago
Please join us in congratulating Chay Yew, a 2011 Theatre Lab Fellow with his play Stuck Elevator, who will assume the role of Artistic Director at Chicago’s Victory Garden’s Theater. Chay Yew is an amazing director and playwright as well as a recipient of the OBIE and DramaLogue Awards for Direction. Congratulations Chay Yew! Click here to read more.