MTA Playwrights Lab

CAMIT Grant recipient MTA Playwrights Lab. Ayomide Fatunde '18, Jordan Clark, and Cody Sloan. Credit Sarah Wagner. CAMIT Grant recipient MTA Playwrights Lab. Adrianne Krstansky and Nael Nacer. Credit Sarah Wagner. CAMIT Grant recipient MTA Playwrights Lab. Nael Nacer and Peter Duerst '18. Credit Sarah Wagner. CAMIT Grant recipient MTA Playwrights Lab. Credit Sarah Wagner. CAMIT Grant recipient MTA Playwrights Lab. Student playwrights and guest artists mingle at the MTA Playwrights Lab. Credit Sarah Wagner. 2018 CAMIT Grant, MIT Playwright Lab. Linda Sharpe '69, Karen Arenson '70, Ken Urban, and Bonny Kellermann '72. Courtesy of the artists.

MIT's new play festival

About the Project

The MTA Playwrights Lab is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between MIT students and professional theater artists. The Lab is a weekend-long festival of staged readings featuring the work of the eight student writers in the Playwrights’ Workshop (21M.785) taught by Senior Lecturer Ken Urban.

Visit the MIT Music and Theater Arts website: MTA Playwrights Lab.

Schedule

MTA Playwrights Lab 2018
April 5–7, 2018
MIT Building W97, 345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
Full program of events

MTA Playwrights Lab 2019
April 4–6, 2019
MIT Building W97, 345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
Full program of events

MTA Playwrights Lab 2020 (Virtual Edition)
September 18 – October 3, 2020 / 8pm
Online
Full program of events

About the Artists

Playwrights’ Workshop is led by MIT Senior Lecturer in Dramatic Writing Ken Urban. The first annual Playwrights Lab in 2018 was supported by funding from the council for the Arts at MIT.

Playwrights Lab 2018 Student Playwrights
Alaisha Alexander ’18
Crystal Chang ’20
Ayomide Fatunde ’18
Amanda Fike ’19
Fatima Husain G
Alana Lidawer ’18
Kollin Wasserlein ’19
Rachel Yang ’18

Playwrights Lab 2018 Directors
Adam Greenfield
Marti Lyons
L.A. Williams

Playwrights Lab 2018 Actors
Alaisha Alexander ’18, Marianna Bassham, Sarah Bedard, Kadahj Bennett, Elle Borders, Marge Buckley, Jordan Clark, Jackie Davis, Peter Duerst ’18, Ayomide Fatunde ’18, Amanda Fike ’19, Brandon Green, Johnny Hager, Matthew J. Harris, Michael Hisamoto, Adrianne Krstansky, Nael Nacer, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Dan Pecci, Brooks Reeves, Tal Scully ’18, Cody Sloan, Robert Thorpe ’18, Kollin Wasserlein ’19, Rachel Yang ’18

More about the 2019 Playwrights Lab: 2nd Annual MTA Playwrights Lab

More about the 2020 Playwrights Lab: 3rd Annual MTA Playwrights Lab (Virtual Edition)

Visit the artist’s website: Ken Urban