New plays first produced during Local Theater Company's Local Lab New Play Festival have gone onto critically-acclaimed productions all over the country.

How does that happen? By people like you, who attend the annual festival, give our playwrights feedback, and help the nurture their work.

Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer

  • Presented at Local Lab 2014
  • Critically-acclaimed New York premiere at Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in 2015
  • Productions have included Geva Theater Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Gulfshore Playhouse, Horizon Theatre, GableStage, and American Stage

Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park

  • Presented at Local Lab 2015
  • Received a reading at Williamstown Theater Festival in 2016
  • Won the 2015 Weissberger Award
  • Upcoming production at the 2017 Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The History Room by Charlie Thurston

  • Presented at Local Lab 2016
  • World premiere at Creede Repertory Theatre in 2016

The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman

  • Presented at Local Lab 2015
  • World premiere at Local Theater Company in 2016

Faith by James McLindon

  • Presented at Local Lab 2014
  • World premiere at Local Theater Company in 2015

Concealed Carry by Joshua Rollins

  • Presented at Local Lab 2013
  • Selected for the 2013 Seven Devil’s Playwriting Conference with ID Theatre, based in Brooklyn

An Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico by Kate Tarker

  • Presented at Local Lab 2013
  • Additional workshop at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis 
  • Selected to the 2015 Kilroy's List

Thoreau, and Other Assholes by Kyle Warren

  • Presented at Local Lab 2014
  • Presented as part of Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Company's Underground Reading Series in 2014

Lottie in the Late Afternoon by Amelia Roper

  • Presented at Local Lab 2016
  • Presented at Yale’s 8th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays in 2016