Table | Room | Stage
a home for new works
Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) was established in 2015 as Artists Rep’s new play program. The T|R|S mission is to develop and produce new work that vividly expresses Artists Rep’s aesthetic values. Focused on work by BIPOC writers, women, LGBTQIA+ and gender nonconforming writers, and offer an environment where these playwrights can create provocative, intimate new theatre pieces that challenge, illuminate, and inspire.
We are interested in work that:
- Stands at an angle to the world and shows us something anew
- Explores the edges, depths and heights of human experience
- Uses language with originality and vibrancy
- Embodies a muscular narrative structure and rigorous intelligence
- Offers a distinctly theatrical experience and embraces ‘liveness’ as an essential quality
- Risks failure rather than repeats formula
- Has an opinion and seeks to change the conversation
- Galvanizes collaboration with our audiences and stimulates conversation and engagement
- Re-imagines how theatre is made and shared
World premieres and vital second productions by some of the nation’s most exciting emerging playwrights.
Fresh Eyes Blog
Artists Rep’s Fresh Eyes program brings ‘civilians’ into the rehearsal process. On selected productions each season, we invite writers from diverse backgrounds to join us for a few rehearsals, and then share their observations of the process and the play in the Fresh Eyes blog. We hope the distinctive perspectives of our guests will illuminate the inner workings of a production, and enrich the experience for our audiences and community at large.
Sympathy for the Devil Days later I am still enjoying the warmth of the whiskey and wassail from seeing The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. In my previous post, I observed the play is invested in the idea that how we talk to one another, the stories we use to make...
Of Freedom and Folk Discourses Listening at the table, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart pops and fizzes with cultural specificity. The play opens with two dueling folk ballads—narrative poems meant to be read aloud to maximize their oral-formulaic techniques and...
“As you can see,” Lava Alapai, director of School Girls, told us in the first design meeting, “we will have a set, and there will be a roof.” She laughs to herself and shifts back and forth in front of a TV monitor showing a rendering of the set, making us laugh too....