On the Workbench

On the Workbench is not business as usual. It’s the corner of Table|Room|Stage where we investigate projects that stretch the traditional boundaries of theatre.

We are most interested in work that will be performed by its creator, expresses a distinctive cultural point of view, and attempts something brave. These projects may feature eclectic performance approaches with a strong narrative element, and might be body-based works, puppetry, spoken word, burlesque, song cycles, technology performance, etc.

In addition to reflecting the interests of T|R|S, On the Workbench projects offer these qualities: surprise, curiosity, daring, naiveté, fearlessness, irreverence, and perhaps a splash of something feral.

To these selected projects, T|R|S offers dramaturgical incubation and support, space for testing ideas, and access to production and design advice.

TABLE|ROOM|STAGE (T|R|S) was established in 2015 and is Artists Rep’s new play program whose mission is to develop and produce new work that vividly expresses Artists Rep’s aesthetic values.

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Projects On the Workbench

Susannah Mars
A Ridiculously Examined Life

Sue Mach
Vortex I

Vin Shambry
Flower Joy

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