I founded and coordinate the Lab Series, a student-driven, department-nurtured performance series focused on new work development at Ohio State. Through the Lab Series, I have programmed and presented 55 productions in four years, the vast majority of it brand new plays, devising, solo performances, and art installations by undergraduate and graduate students at OSU.
Performances are always free, and each production has a two night run in a versatile black box space devoted to the Series.
I am immensely proud of this work. Through it, I witness students building their own work, taking creative risks, and finding their own approaches and aesthetics. Because I (and my capable graduate student assistants) run rigorous post-show conversations (grounded in Liz Lerman‘s system) after most of the performances, I am also delighted to see an articulate, curious, and critical audience building for new work at Ohio State.