Through the Lab Series, I programmed, mentored, and presented more than 100 productions, the vast majority of which were brand new plays, devisings, solo
performances, and art installations.
I founded the Lab Series in 2011 and produced it until 2019. The Lab Series is a student-driven, department-nurtured performance research laboratory in the Department of Theatre at Ohio State. Emphasis is on experiment over outcome, process over product.
Performances are always free, and each experiment has a two night run in a versatile black box space devoted to the Series. I also mentored two undergraduate Production Managers and one undergraduate Technical Coordinator in their work facilitating the day to day operation and maintenance of the Series.
I am immensely proud of this work. Through it, I witnessed students building their own work, taking creative risks, and finding their own approaches and aesthetics. Because I (and my Production Managers) run rigorous post-show conversations (grounded in Liz Lerman‘s system) after most of the performances, I am also delighted to see an articulate, curious, and critical audience building for new work at Ohio State.