Wick Theatre Becomes Second Corporate Donor to FAU’s Theatre Lab
by N. Jacobsen | Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University’s professional theater company dedicated to the development and production of new work in American theater, welcomes Wick Theatre as the second corporate donor to join the Theatre Lab Inner Circle. Created to raise private support for this exciting new university and community endeavor, the Theatre Lab Inner Circle is comprised of individuals and corporate members committed to cultural and artistic excellence. A donor wall, displayed prominently in the Theatre Lab lobby, acknowledges Inner Circle gifts beginning at $1,000 through $50,000 annually. To date there are 36 members.
“Theatre Lab and FAU are thrilled to have Wick Theatre as a part of our artistic family,” said Lou Tyrell, artistic director of Theatre Lab. “Marilynn Wick is a giant in the theater community in south Florida, and we are so very grateful to have her support.”
In residence on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab is a laboratory for seasoned professionals to share their work with students, faculty and the entire community. Riveting new plays, readings and musical offerings are presented in an intimate setting. The extraordinary range and depth of dramatic storytelling provides a singular professional theater-going experience with opportunities to view new works that may go on to world premiere productions.
“It’s an honor to support Lou Tyrrell and his team for the wonderful work they have done to build out FAU’s Theatre Lab and the opportunities they present to the FAU students,” said Wick. “The reviews of their productions have been amazing and they are making their mark as a must see on the list of theater-goers in Boca Raton. Good theater supports all theater.”
Wick joins Sun Trust Bank, the first corporate donor. In addition to its productions, Theatre Lab hosts residencies of master playwrights, which have included Marsha Norman, Peter Sagal and John Guare. The Lab’s Future PAGES Project educational outreach program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to experience theater and discover their own voices through creative writing and performance of their own scenes, songs and monologues.
Theatre Lab’s 2018 season is now in full swing. For more information, or to inquire about membership in the Theatre Lab Inner Circle, contact Gail Vorsas at 561-297-2337.
Photo caption: From left, Francesca Daniels, Theatre Lab at FAU’s ambassador; Marilynn Wick, founder and director of the Wick Theatre; and Lou Tyrrell, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Eminent Scholar in the Arts and artistic director of Theatre Lab.