“The future grows out of the present while the present seeps  up out of the past. The choices we make today describe the theater we’ll have tomorrow. Process is everything, and the outcome can’t
be predicted.” – Zelda Fichandler

The mission of Moving Arts’s MADlab is to foster new and producible scripts by creating a unique environment of support and collaboration with professional Los Angeles playwrights, dramaturges, directors, and actors. Moving Arts is paving the way for MADlab to become the most well respected and highly competitive new play development program in Los Angeles. MADlab is a unique 9 month program that focuses on the development of new plays from the idea up.

Click here to see the 2017 MADlab playwrights.

Each selected playwright:

  • Will be paired with a dramaturg
  • Will be given two cold readings of their scripts that will include curated and focused feedback sessions
  • Will have a 15 hour workshop period with professional actors and a director that specializes in new play development
  • Will receive a final public reading of their play
  • Will receive a stipend for the process

Terence Anthony and Lemuel H. Thornton III produce the 2017 MADlab. The lead dramaturge is Alicia Tycer. Moving Arts’ Artistic Director is Darin Anthony. Cece Tio serves as Moving Arts’ Producer.

The 2014 MADlab First Look Reading Series

The 2015 MADlab First Look Reading Series

The 2016 MADlab First Look Reading Series

The 2017 MADlab First look Reading Series








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