Fresh off the incredible success of last season's inaugural WP PIPELINE FESTIVAL, WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) announces the artists for its 2016-18 WP Lab, in which selected playwrights, directors and producers complete a two-year residency that culminates in the presentation of five brand new plays - written, directed and produced by the fifteen women of the Lab. The artistic heart of WP Theater, the Lab provides rising stars in the industry with a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, rehearsal space, and most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.
The WP Lab is run by WP's Lisa McNulty, Director Shelley Butler, and Producer Stephanie Ybarra.
THE ARTISTS FOR THE 2016-18 WP LAB ARE:
Writers: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, MJ Kaufman, Sylvia Khoury, Zoe Sarnak, Leah Nanako Winkler
Directors: Melissa Crespo, Morgan Gould, Ellie Heyman, Tyne Rafaeli, Mo Zhou
Producers: Roxanna Barrios, SallyCade Holmes, Nidia Medina, Laura Ramadei, Yuvika Tolani