LAb Works is a festival of new plays created by resident playwrights at Skylight Theatre Company as members of PlayLAb.
This year the festival consists of 3 Workshop presentations and 7 Readings of new plays in development. All events are held in the Skylight Theatre in East Hollywood in the vibrant Los Feliz Village.
Writer: Felix Racelis
Director: Rodney To
A librarian comes to terms with his most difficult patron, a homeless Vietnam war vet, who's also his father.
Writer: Tony Foster
Director: Mark Bringelson
A gay man begins to doubt the meaning of his own wedding as he becomes bombarded by a bunch of bitter divorcees. So much can go wrong in one day.
THE CHINESE LADY PERFORMS
Writer: Louisa Hill
BAD MOON RISING
Writer: Karen Howes
Director: Robert Bailey
A tragi-comedy set in a small Mississippi town in 1974. A black blues musician is framed for murder after becoming involved with a young white woman who is inheriting a large sum of money. Those to blame include an unprincipled journalist, a corrupt politician, and a guitar player on his way to California.
THE INCREDIBLE HAUNTED HOUSE OF LEW MALLORY
Writer: Chelsea Sutton
Director: Katie Witkowski
Lew Mallory brings in a few ghosts to scare away the big bad Bank from repossessing her home. But she never guessed what ghosts already lurked in the walls, and her own life.
Writer: Tim Furlong
Director: Shen Heckle
A not-so-young, not-so-rich couple's radical commitment to honesty is pushed to the breaking point in their journey to the altar.
THE WORLD AS IT SHOULD BE
Writer: David Myers
Director: Tony Abatemarco
Tired of complaining about the way the world is, Reno embarks on a environmentalist journey to power his life by bicycle. He enlists help from his friend Ida, a young woman whose life is quickly going off the rails. Can he save the planet, or even just make it a better place?
A DROP OF SUN
Writer: Penelope Lowder
A science fiction futuristic drama centering on a vibrant African American colony, rocked by invading forces, that challenge the colony’s existing perceptions of cultural identity igniting a battle for their survival.
WALTER J. FREEMAN'S REAL DEAL LOBOTOMOBILE
Writer: Mauro Flores
Director: Michael Ray Escamilla
A musically influenced dark-comedy about the rise and fall of the perpetually chipper Walter, co-creator of the controversial procedure known as the Transorbital Lobotomy, the barbaric precursor to modern psychiatric medications.
WINTER RULES ALL SUMMER
Writer: Tom Lavagnino
Director: Joe Basile
Four friends habitually play golf every Sunday morning, but when one doesn't show up, a random golfer gets assigned to their foursome. The three are then forced to deal with some very real truths -- and confront a complete re-definition of the term “friendship.”