Photos: LOCAL Theater's 2016 new-play festival

LOCAL Lab 2016
Our complete photo gallery from LOCAL Theater Company’s 2016 LOCAL Lab new-play festival. To see more, click the forward arrow on the photo above. Photos by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Local Theatre Company‘s LOCAL Lab new-play festival returned for its fifth year over the weekend (March 11-13) at eTown Hall in Boulder. The three featured readings were:

  • Lottie in the Late Afternoon; by Amelia Roper, is a modern-day Chekhovian tale that follows a weekend excursion among friends and lovers where nothing you presume might happen actually ever … happens.
  • The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias; by Michael Yates Crowley. Grace is a plain high-school girl who has accused her school’s two football heroes of rape despite her ongoing affection for one of her accused attackers.
  • The History Room; by Charlie Thurston, takes an alternatingly dark and fanciful approach to dementia and the dubious integrity of memory. Twenty years ago, a woman made her best friend promise to kill her if she developed dementia. He thinks. Now that she has developed the disease, his duty is as foggy as her memory. The History Room will be fully staged this summer at the Creede Repertory Theatre. 

Also: Local Theater Company’s Mare Trevathan teamed with Jill Rafson of New York’s  Roundabout Theatre Company to begin the development of a new devised theatrical piece called Tone. Using both actors and community members in sessions spread over three days, the workshop explored how we make ourselves understood – or not – in the digital age. It is hoped that Tone will be developed into a full theatrical piece that LOCAL Theater will stage in 2017 or 2018. Trevathan appeared as an actor in the DCPA Theatre Company’s The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.

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The festival included several other actors and artisans from the Denver Center creative family, including:

  • Director Christy Montour-Larson (The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias) directedthe DCPA’s Shadowlands, The Giver, Well and, just last month, the Two Degrees reading at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit. Actor Laurence Curry most recently appeared in All the Way, and a DCPA Teaching Artist)
  • Actor John DiAntonio received his MFA from the National DCPA’s National Theatre Conservatory and has appeared in many Theatre Company productions.
  • Actor Mehry Eslaminia most recently appeared in Appoggiatura and A Christmas Carol, and in the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit reading of Midwinter.
  • Actor Rachel Fowler appeared in All My Sons and The Miracle Worker. 
  • Actor Ilasiea Gray is a DCPA Teaching Artist.
  • Actor Steven Cole Hughes is a graduate of the DCPA’s National Theatre Conservatory, a DCPA Teaching Artist and has appeared in many Theatre Company productions.
  • Actor Luciann Lajoie’s first play, Date*, was presented by and curated with DCPA’s Off-Center in 2012.
  • Actor Rodney Lizcano is a graduate of the DCPA’s National Theatre Conservatory and has appeared in has appeared in many Theatre Company productions, most recently A Christmas Carol.
  • Actor Eric Lockley appeared in black odyssey.
  • Actor Mackenzie Sherburne recently she took part in an immersive theatre workshop with Third Rail and the DCPA at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit. She is also a DCPA Teaching Artist.
  • Actor Caitlin Wise is a graduate of the DCPA’s National Theatre Conservatory and has appeared in has appeared in many Theatre Company productions.

Casting by Sylvia Gregory Casting.

Local Lab 2016

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