Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, continues its commitment to the development of new work in American theater with the 2017-18 Playwright’s Forum and Masterclass Series. During October and November, Theatre Lab will once again welcome some of the nation’s most notable playwrights to share readings of their newest plays followed by a discussion about the work, their process and the importance of new-play development. In addition, on the Sunday following the Playwright’s Forum, playwrights will offer a 90-minute workshop designed to guide participants through the various stages of playwriting. Participants in the Masterclass Series will be encouraged to use the series to develop their own short plays which will be eligible for submission to Theatre Lab’s New Play Festival in January 2018. All events take place at Theatre Lab in Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets and more information can be found at www.fauevents.com or by calling 561-297-6124.
First up is a festival-style celebration of the work of Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz. Cruz received the Pulitzer in 2003 for his play “Anna in the Tropics,” a drama set in 1930s Ybor City (Tampa), which tells the story of a family of cigar makers dealing with the Depression. Events include:
All Nilo Cruz events are available for a package price of $75 by calling 561-297-6124. All events are FREE for students. For more information about Theatre Lab, visit www.fau.edu/theatrelab.