PAST PRODUCTIONS

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BUCKEYE (August 2014)

 In this new play Anna, an army medic who served in Iraq, struggles to connect with her daughter, Lucy, as she manages severe symptoms of PTSD and fights for a normal life in the aftermath of war. Written & directed by Elizabeth a. Harris. Starring: Leah Strasser, Brian Berendts, Robert Allen, and Kaleigh Howland.

IDENTITY (August 2015)

In it's second year Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s challenge was to assemble three different creative teams to each produce a twenty-minute original play. Each team was directed to incorporate “Identity” as a theme and to use the recent US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage as a major event in the story. Each creative team consisted of a playwright, director, and cast of up to three actors (all local). Some of Cincinnati’s finest talent was assembled for this workshop. 

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN CRANE (February 2016)

A one man show written by Phil Paradis exploring the life of the literary figure Stephen Crane. Directed by Robert Allen. Starring: Stephen Marck.

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (August 2016)

The New Works Festival Workshop, Discovery, and Play Reading Series presented two brand-new worskhop productions written by local playwrights entitled Chase the Dragon by Kirk Sheppard and Judas by Elizabeth e. Harris, held two lectures with guest speakers Dr. Connie Boehner and Daryl Harris focused on social themes and current topics related to the workshop productions, and presented two new short plays called 3some by Brian Griffin and Medusa In You by Valetta Anderson.

 

IS THAT ALL THERE IS? (June 2017)

"Is That All There Is?" by Sara Mackie with original music by Sean Michael Flowers a Cincy Fringe show from Cincinnati LAB Theatre. Spotlights fade, music sours, wigs fray…so let’s keep dancing? Ronald Ryan, known professionally as cabaret star “Rita,” prepares for one final performance. Amidst the wigs and gowns are also regrets, booze, and broken relationships. Will this finale – and an encounter with his sister and former duet partner – provide the closure he’s looking for? Or will Ronald leave the stage wondering “Is That All There Is?” Starring: Jared Doren, Danielle Muething, and Sean Michael Flowers.  

 

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (August 2017)

The New Works Festival Workshop, Discovery, and Play Reading Series presented two brand-new workshop productions written by local play wrights entitled LED Thespian by Jason Podplesky, Lyrics and Music by Jason Podplesky, Eric Kilpatrick, and Aaron Almashy and 3Some by Brian Griffin, held two lectures with guest speakers Nathan Gabriel and Gwynn Lamm focused on social themes and current topics related to the workshop productions, and presented two new short play readings called North Country Holiday by Phil Paradis, and Paris Is Vernon by Robert Macke.

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (July 2018)

The New Works Festival Workshop and Play Reading Series presented two brand-new workshop productions entitled Medusa In You by Valetta Anderson and The Hired Man by Heather Meyer and presented two new play readings called Four Horses by Mary Beringer and When The Son Is Shining by Jeffrey Fischer Smith.

LED THESPIAN (Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2018)

LAB took the previously New Works Festival 2017 production of LED Thespian by Jason Podplesky, Lyrics and Music by Jason Podplesky, Eric Kilpatrick, and Aaron Almashy to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (July 2019)

The New Works Festival Workshop and Play Reading Series presented two brand-new workshop productions entitled The Color Of The Leaves by Isaiah Reaves and A Funny Play For Troubled Times by Charlie Schulman and presented two new play readings called The Apartment On Yucca by Stephen Jared and The Secret Life Of Bros by Nathan Top.

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (August 2020)

The Remote New Works Festival presented three live-streamed stage readings of new productions entitled Five Branches by Ron Burch, Pirouette by Chris Holbrook and Shirt.Brown.Honesty. by Jason Podplesky.

DOG (October 2020)

In October of 2020 Dog by Brian David Walker was presented as a live-streamed Stage Reading. The show was directed by Jeffrey K. Miller. Bailey has lost her dog. She’s searched for it for over a year. One day, she’s walking in the park and sees him, and he’s being walked by someone else. This is a play about four people whose lives intersect over a dog. It’s about trying to get back what’s lost and examines how sometimes people can act like dogs and dogs can act like people.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF CAVEMEN (December 2020)

In December of 2020 The Philosophy Of Cavemen by CL Byrd was presented as a live-streamed Stage Reading. The show was directed by Torie Pate. Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel, they enjoy a new found "prosperity."