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.


To apply for the Spring 2014 Lab Series, please contact the Lab Series Chair, Lauren Lukow (


All performances are free and open to the public.

Deliver Us Not  by Lee Howard and Greg Gamble
Directed by Dan Barr (’16)
Helms Theatre, October 4-5

Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard
Directed by Jon Belka (’15)

Helms Theatre
November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
November 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Arts Scholars Showcase
Presented by the UVa Arts Scholars
Open Grounds, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Martin and Margaret (double bill with Mission Implausible)
Written and directed by Amaree Cluff and Mike Long (MFA, ’14)
Helms Theatre
December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Mission Implausible (double bill with Martin and Margaret
Written and directed by Sandi Carroll (MFA, ’14)
Helms Theatre
December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
December 7 at 7:00 p.m.


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)