2015/16 New Play Lab Series

by Michelle Carter
directed by Ariel Craft
Monday, April 18th
A commission from Alter Theater
Three African-American grad students in Performance Studies take aim at a once-heralded Civil-Rights-era play, exposing it for the white savior narrative that it truly is.  The 84-year-old white playwright is not amused.  

by Christopher Chen
directed by M. Graham Smith
A co-production with 6NewPlays
Tuesday, April 19th  
An intimate murder mystery from another dimension.  

(Note: This is a special presentation of a site specific production, more info at 6newplays.com)

by Lisa Marie Rollins
directed by Michael Moran
Monday, April 25th
A black woman adopted by a white family, a white woman who wants a black baby, a family harboring secrets and the haunting of a ghost girl who could crack the veneer of familial perfection

 by Aaron Loeb
directed by Nancy Carlin
Monday, May 2nd
"Does any American really need so great an excuse for beating a member of congress?"

by Jonathan Spector
directed by Lauren English
Tuesday, May 3rd
A New Year's Eve celebration where old acquaintance just can't be forgot.

All Readings are 7:30pm at The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway, Oakland
$7 suggested donation
To make a reservation, email boxoffice@justtheater.org

The 2015/16 New Play Lab is is dedicated to the memory of Gail Saliterman.

Our work is made possible with support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, The Clorox Foundation and Theatre Bay Area's CA$H grants.
More info about the Lab and full history of Lab plays here.