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FRESH & EDGY AWARD WINNING THEATER !!!

  • I andYou
  • Stage Kiss
    “There are so many layers to “STAGE KISS,”
    it’s almost like watching a juggler add more items to her act;
    not only is she juggling plates,
    but she adds feathers and then chainsaws to the mix—
    and manages to keep it all up in the air.”
    Nancy Stetson - Florida Weekly
  • CABARET
    CABARET
    “In a word: WOW.
    This is Lab Theater’s first musical,
    and I can’t wait to see what they do for the next one.”
    Charles Runnels - News Press
  • Velocity of Autumn
    Velocity of Autumn
  • Bad Jews
    “Who’s really the BAD JEW here?
    That’s all a matter of perspective.
    But my money’s on Daphna.
    She’s not just a bad Jew - she’s a horrible one.”
    Charles Runnels - News Press

UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS

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MOTHERS AND SONS
By Terrence McNally

Jan 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8pm

Jan 8, 14, 15, 21 at 2pm

Katharine's son died of AIDS 20 years ago, and now she's decided to pop in for a visit with his former partner, Cal. Bitter and resentful, finding herself angered by everything in her life, she can't seem to understand the changes that have occurred in society for those in the gay community... or why her son was gay at all.


“Exceptional acting, transcendent themes characterize Lab Theater’s ‘Mothers and Sons’”
- Tom Hall, ARTSWFL.com…
read full review here

"Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America." - Chicago Tribune

“...MOTHERS AND SONS is profound. Heartbreaking. Triumphant." - NY Observer

MOTHERS AND SONS is sponsored by Randy Bozimowski

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Square One vs FST Improv Battle at The Lab

The Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota has an improv team and we will present a head-to-head improv competition weekend. Friday January 27, FST will come to Lab Theater to compete with against Square One!

Square One Improv puts you in the driver's seat for a hilarious, completely improvised performance! Every aspect of the show is based on your suggestions, including songs and musicals created on the fly! With years of experience performing and competing nationally, Square One delivers a gut-busting, one-of-a-kind show every time!

NEWS

This New LGBT Community Fund Just Awarded Its First Grant in Southwest Florida to The Laboratory Theater of Florida!!!….read more
New play submissions will be accepted starting March

These blind submissions will be for staged readings of new and unproduced works in the 2017-2018 season
Lab founder named in Women Who Make Southwest Florida….read more

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SUPPORT LAB THEATER

Securing the Future of Lab Theater With Your Donation

It’s the end of year, and we are excited about our continuing season and business expansions into 2017. As you make your end-of-year charitable giving plans and take advantage of tax benefits, we invite you to consider our worthy non-profit cause.

Help fund our building and program expansion.

We continue our pursuit of buying a building to be our permanent home (Lab Theater is renting its current space). We also look forward to expanding our education program and hiring more staff.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is different than others in our region. We try to balance our season with some shows with recognizable names and crowd-pleasers along with lesser-known outstanding work. Further considering what makes a theater successful, we are giving opportunities to new artists - playwrights, actors, directors, designers - all year long.

We will make every penny count!

There are a million ways to spend money on a production, but it’s important to watch the bottom line, as in any business. We are saving for a permanent home for the theater as well as trying to expand our team. Donations and support from creative partners and business sponsors help to offset our many expenses but also to underwrite specific areas of interest to those sponsors. For example, one donor gave money specifically for training people in lighting design. Other grants and donations can fund special lighting equipment, speakers, stage carpentry supplies, costumes, and other elements that make a production come to life.

Invest in a universal language.

I founded the Laboratory Theater because I love the way theater speaks a universal language. I like to see people connecting in this way - learning from theater and discovering universal truths, relating to one another, and raising our social consciousness. I want to bring more people together, and to raise people up, and I believe a theater is a perfect place to help make that possible. If bringing creative people to the same place for the betterment of a community could be a superpower, that’s one I’d like to think we have.

There is no true finish line to this work, though your donation will help us keep on track toward bringing our community toward conversations that make a difference in Southwest Florida. Theater scratches away at the human need to understand who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. We hope you agree and will commit to joining us on our creative pursuits.

Warmly,
Annette Trossbach

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This New LGBT Community Fund Just Awarded Its First Grant in Southwest Florida to The Laboratory Theater of Florida!!!….read more

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