THE HUDSON VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS LABORATORY
Provides opportunities for engagement and experimentation in the performing arts.
FREE ACTING WORKSHOPS
Acting Lab is a series of workshops on alternate Thursdays that are free and open to all. See calendar for details. Workshop content changes from week to week. This is a great way to get to know The Lab and to meet other members of our community. No experience is necessary. Curious, but not sure if you want to participate? That’s fine, come and observe to see if it’s a good fit for you.
CLASSES & SEMINARS
Our educational programming is geared towards theater artists of varied experience and ages. Class topics range widely from panel discussions about the industry to in-depth audition, improv and music workshops.
FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Writing Lab provides a space for experienced and aspiring playwrights to set goals, read and workshop their work, and provide support to one another. By attending our bi-weekly playwriting workshops you have the opportunity to stretch your writing muscles and to share your work with other writers and actors. Working in isolation can be very productive, but getting in the habit of hearing your work read out loud and receiving feedback in a supportive environment is just as important as the writing itself.
If you develop your work with us at Writing Lab, you also have the opportunity to share your completed work (or portions of your completed work) at one of our readings. When we have enough to share, we produce staged readings where we invite the public in to hear what we've been working on.
NEW WORKS READING SERIES
Once every season the Writing Lab stages a reading of new works developed during writing workshops. The New Works Series provides an opportunity for our company playwrights to hear their completed plays and get important feedback from the community. New Works readings are open to the public.
The Lab produces new and devised pieces twice a year. Past productions include "Antigone Unbound" in fall 2017 and "Living Closely" in Spring of 2018. Our 2019 production of "Medea" began development in March, with workshop performances in June and August. Make sure you join our mailing list so that you have the most up to date information.
THEATER COMPANY INCUBATOR
Have you ever thought about starting your own theater company? Well, you aren't alone. Starting a theater company begins with a name and a mission statement, but the next steps are often murky and overwhelming for most fledgling companies. How do you build your audience? How do you find and expand your membership? Do you want to produce, educate, work with schools, or just get like-minded performers together to play? And what about that pesky email list? And social media? Don't even get us started about non-profit status and fiscal sponsorship!
We started the Theater Company Incubator to answer all of those questions and to help connect and foster performing arts production across mediums in the Hudson Valley. Incubator members get access to rehearsal space, special seminars, networking opportunities and more! To join the incubator, email firstname.lastname@example.org