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The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd by Stephen Brown

A Heckscher Theatre for Families Production & Florida Premiere

September 16- October 8, 2023

Jasmine is a 12-year-old computer genius who can do anything. She can hack into the AT&T mainframe. Build an artificially-intelligent friend named Grace. But she can't get her divorced parents to get back together. So of course, she decides to build a time-machine with her uncle in order to change the past so that maybe...her present can be different.

The playwright of the co-world premiere comedy, Everything is Super Great, Stephen Brown, returns to The Lab with his new play for all ages, fresh off a successful world premiere in Atlanta. This production is the centerpiece of our fall 2023 educational outreach program and offers an imaginative and fun-filled show for all ages!

Recommended for ages 8+

Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm

Free Creative Writing Workshops for students ages 8-18, one hour prior to performances

Tickets: $25 for adults, up to 4 student tickets free with each adult purchase


2324 Season

2023-24 Season Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Season Benefactors:

Marta & Jim Batmasian

Myrna Gordon Skurnick

Edith Stein

Season Producers: Kathleen Holmes & Louis Tyrrell


Mainstage Series

Individual tickets: $32-$45

MainStage Subscription: $115

Add on the Heckscher Theatre for Families show: $10

Performances: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

The Berlin Diaries by Andrea Stolowitz

A US Premiere

Executive Producers: Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Linda and Joe Satz-Trustees

Preview Performances: November 15 & 17, 2023

Run: November 18 - December 10, 2023

Directed by Matt Stabile

The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light. The record keeps as many secrets as it shares; how do people become verschollen, lost, like library books? 

After joining us with this play for the 2018 Playwright’s Forum, award-winning playwright, Andrea Stolowitz returns to The Lab for a full production! In this complex, contemporary drama about the search for home, fragmented heritage and Jewish diaspora, two performers scintillate between characters and locations at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives. 


Rooted by Deborah Zoe Laufer

A Florida Premiere

Executive Producers: Diane & John Dalsimer & The David Kimmel Foundation

Previews: January 31 & February 2, 2024

Run: February 3-18, 2024

Directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Emery and her sister Hazel have never ventured out of their tiny town in upstate, N.Y. for all their sixty-some years. This is a-ok with Emery, who would very happily spend the rest of her days alone, in her home-made treehouse in her beloved tree “Mabel”, blogging about her experiments on the consciousness of plants. But when she becomes an unexpected internet sensation and crowds start congregating beneath Mabel, believing she’s their savior, Hazel sees an opportunity for profit and escape for the first time in her life.

This is the second in a planned trilogy beginning with 2018’s hit, Be Here Now, and was developed at The Lab over the summer of 2019. Like it’s predecessor, it received a critically acclaimed world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and now returns to Heckscher Stage - marking Ms. Laufer’s third full production at The Lab! 

What’s Best for the Children by Idris Goodwin

A World Premiere 

Executive Producer: Richard Carpenito

Previews: April 10 & 12, 2024

Run: April 13-28, 2024

Directed by Matt Stabile

Whit Forsyth has just been elected the first Black chairman of the State Schoolboard Committee, about to vote on critical measures on public education. But as he readies for his vote, several groups go to extreme measures to influence his decisions. A zany exploration of ideology and the American education system.

Award-winning storyteller, playwright, poet, arts champion, and Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, Idris Goodwin, brings his offbeat comedy for adults - featuring rap, audience interaction, and incisive exploration of the pressures educators face from all sides - to The Lab for its world premiere production! 


Readings & Development


Executive Producer: Our Fund Foundation

March 8-10, 2024

Theatre Lab’s annual New Play Festivals continues their tradition of providing opportunities for emerging and established playwrights to showcase their work.  This event is your opportunity to get a sneak-peek at some of the shows that might end up on our stage next season! Each reading is accompanied by a post-show discussion, an opportunity to interact with the playwrights themselves, where they will discuss the process, inspiration, and plans for future development.

This year’s festival will, once again, feature a newly commissioned play from the Fair Play Initiative, a commission and development program for LGBTQ+ plays & stories, made possible by Our Fund Foundation.

March 8 @ 7:30p

March 9 @ 12p, 3:30p, & 7:30p

March 10 @ 12p & 3:30p

Final line-up to be announced in late 2023.

Tickets: $20 individual readings, $99 package 


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Established in 2015 on the Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab's mission is to inspire, develop, and produce new work, audiences, and artists for the American Theatre.

For tickets please visit www.fauevents.com or call 561-297-6124.

Please note that there will be a processing fee for all FAU College of Arts and Letters tickets purchased online, by phone, at the Student Union Box Office and walk up on day of event. *

*Processing fee does not apply to student tickets, group tickets, subscription/season tickets, Ambassador of the Arts tickets, and Theatre Lab Alliance Member tickets at Theatre Lab shows.

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