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SkyLab

“It's all about the play.  Skylight's focus is on bringing the writer's vision to the stage and our programs are built to achieve that. We believe in the power of the artist to transform lives, and in the theatre it all starts with the writer's words.” – Gary Grossman, Artistic Director

SkyLab

SkyLab is the overarching program that houses Skylight Theatre Company’s new play development activities. Our producing artistic director Gary Grossman and executive director Armando Huipe, in partnership, source and invest in new plays by playwrights who are contributing to the local and regional conversations happening in Los Feliz and across Los Angeles. Grossman and Huipe work hand-in-hand with the playwright to conceive of what kind of process their play can benefit from the most based on the current draft of the script. We typically pair the playwright with a director and convene a company of actors so that new drafts can be heard out loud between writing days. A decision is made before each workshop whether a draft could be ready for a small private audience in order to continue learning about the play.

How to Apply*

 You can submit a play and a brief one-page artistic statement by clicking here.

Program Overview

  • Writers pitch initial project ideas to the members, brainstorming and working out the kinks before writing their new play
  • In additional group meetings, members meet individually with Artistic Director Gary Grossman
  • Private in-house readings: The completed first drafts of member plays are read after seven months
  • Members have access to:
    • Skylight Theatre Company stage & staff for rehearsal
    • A wide casting network of Skylight Theatre Company artists

Meet the 2019 - 2021 SkyLab Members and Skylight Resident Playwrights

 

LA County Arts Commission  Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Skylight Theatre Company's Artistic Development Program including SkyLab is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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