Rogue Lab

The Rogue Lab is an incubator for new work that stretches the boundary of what is currently being done onstage, including immersive experiences, interactive design, puppet plays and genre-bending pieces that fit within the Rogues’ Hyper-theater aesthetic. This lab is a 9-month bi-weekly meeting of 5-6 playwrights that will culminate in a public reading series. Each playwright is paired with a designer, composer, or choreographer who will collaborate with the writer to work through theatrical magic and styles and incorporate the knowledge of those elements into the DNA of the new play.

Applications for the inaugural Rogue Lab will be accepted July 1 - July 15, 2018. Please see below for the application and further information.

Rogue Lab Leaders: Lisa Dring and Chelsea Sutton
Questions: literary(at)rogueartists.org 

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Call to Writers:

Applications for writers for the Inaugural 2018-19 Rogue Lab are being accepted, July 1 - 15, 2018.

Rogue Artists Ensemble invites local playwrights to apply with ambitious new projects that are “impossible” plays inspired by the Rogue’s Hyper-theater esthetic. We hope writers will push themselves to create projects incorporating theatrical magic they are excited to explore. We intend for this lab to be an incubator for new work that stretches the boundary of what is currently being done onstage. Immersive experiences, interactive plays, puppet plays, mask work, and genre-bending pieces are especially encouraged.

This lab will span 9-months and include bi-weekly meeting of 5-6 playwrights that will culminate in a public reading series in early summer 2019. Each playwright will be paired with a Rogue designer and director who will partner to develop and support the creation of the text and will help realize small production elements for the reading series. Each playwright will receive a small honorarium and their project will be considered for future development with Rogue Artists.

To be considered, please send fill out the application form below, including a description of a proposed project and a 10-page writing sample. The project proposal should include a description of the plot and theatrical forms you are exploring in the play you’d like to work on during this year in Rogue Lab. Please send the writing sample as a PDF.

Please keep in mind that we are looking to help writers develop brand new plays. Plays with previous productions, productions set for a future date, or previous professional readings or development will not be considered.

Rogue Lab is open to all playwrights who currently reside in Los Angeles. When considering applications, we will take into account the fundamental importance of having a balance of diversity of voices in the group in addition to the strength of each applicant’s writing sample and project proposal. Playwrights of all races, genders, abilities, and ages are encouraged to apply.

Rogue Lab Writer Meetings will begin in September 2018. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings, to be finalized in August.

For questions, please reach out to literary(at)rogueartists.org.

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Call to Designers, Choreographers, and Composers

Applications for designers for the Inaugural 2018-19 Rogue Lab are being accepted, July 1 - 15, 2018.

We invite local theatre designers, choreographers, and composers to apply to be a collaborative part of the development of ambitious new projects that are “impossible” plays inspired by the Rogue Hyper-theater esthetic. Designers will be paired with a brand new play proposal that will be written throughout the year, and the designer will focus on one element in the play they can help develop and realize in an elementary way.  The purpose of the collaboration is to both help the writer work through theatrical magic and styles and incorporate the knowledge of those elements into the DNA of the play, while giving the designer the opportunity to work with a piece from the ground up and bring design perspectives into the conversation early in the process.

Each play will culminate in a public reading series in early summer 2019. Each playwright will be paired with a Rogue designer and director who will partner to develop and support the creation of the text and will help realize small production elements for the reading series. Each designer will receive a small honorarium.

In order to apply, please fill out the application form below. Include a link to your online portfolio or a PDF of your portfolio.

Rogue Lab Designer Meetings with writers will begin in Fall 2018.

 For questions, please reach out to literary(at)rogueartists.org.