Lab Series

The Lab Series Program is presented by the U.Va. Department of Drama and the Virginia Players. Through Lab Series, we are interested in providing a vehicle for students to produce and direct their own theatrical work, mentored by the Virginia Players Executive Board and Drama Department faculty. By being selected to participate in Lab Series, directors/playwrights will receive up to $200 to launch their proposed project in a Drama Department performance facility. With our resources and guidance, we aspire to give opportunities and experience to students interested in learning more about theatrical production, as well as making their passion project an on-stage reality.

The application for the Spring 2015 Season will be released on December 11th with a deadline for submission of January 5, 2015.  To apply or for more information contact Jon Belka at



Fall 2013

Deliver Us Not  by Lee Howard and Greg Gamble, Directed by Dan Barr (’16)
Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard, Directed by Jon Belka (’15)
Martin and Margaret written and directed by Amaree Cluff and Mike Long (MFA, ’14)
Mission Implausible  written and directed by Sandi Carroll (MFA, ’14)

Spring 2013
Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock, directed by Rich Farella (’14)
Canopy of Stars by Simon Stevens, directed by Katherine Connolly (’13)
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, staged reading directed by Ahmad Helmy (’13)

Spring 2012
Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Daniel Prillaman (’13)
The Missing Link, an original aerial acrobatics comedy by Mike Goldstein (’12) and Gracie Terzian (’13), directed by Gracie Terzian
Logic Limited, LTD.’s TiVo la Resistance!, an original clown piece with Brad Frazier (MFA ’14), Sandi Carroll (MFA ’14) and Chris Arruda

Spring 2011
This is a Chair/No Such Cold Thing by Caryl Churchill, directed by Isabella Sazak (’11)
Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Jeff Luppino-Esposito (’11)