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

At the Apex

World premieres and vital second productions by some of the nation’s most exciting emerging playwrights.

At the Table

Commissions to start a new play, to finish one already begun, and to revisit one that hasn’t yet been fully realized.

On the Workbench

On the Workbench delves into projects that test the idea of what theatre can be.

In the House

In the House is home for our Playwright in Residence.

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.

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 2nd Installation

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 2nd Installation

This week our Fresh Eyes observer, Martha Spence, was in rehearsals watching as the characters and their relationships emerge and start to clarify. Here are her thoughts on this intricate process: I find the play both thought provoking, and emotionally engaging. Here...

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 1st Installation

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 1st Installation

WOLF PLAY by Hansol Jung began rehearsals this week -- an exciting development for this play that was commissioned in 2017 by Table|Room|Stage. The story, created and shared by the Wolf, centers around a young Korean boy (Jeenu) who was adopted by an American family...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage, 6th Installment

Fresh Eyes on Teenage, 6th Installment

TEENAGE DICK is in the last phase of rehearsal: preview week, when the final element of any production -- the audience -- arrives. Having an audience changes everything: laughs affect timing of  lines, bodies soak up sound and volume has to be adjusted, skilled actors...

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