Florida Rep is proud to continue its commitment to nurturing new plays and playwrights with its first VIRTUAL PlayLab Festival of New Works. Chosen from over 80 submissions, we are thrilled to still be able to bring these 5 plays to our audiences in 2020!
All Readings Broadcast LIVE on Zoom | Thursdays at 7 PM | Dec. 3 & 10 Readings Available for On-Demand Viewing for 4 days following each Live Broadcast!
LIVE Broadcast Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM | On-Demand Streaming to Dec. 15
Sponsored by Val & Darlene Arnold
Following the final reading of the 2020 PlayLab, audiences will hear from all of the festival playwrights in a round table discussion. Moderated by Associate Artistic Director, Jason Parrish, the playwrights will talk about their plays, their work as writers, and what it takes to make a living as a playwright in the American Theatre. Join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering of professional working playwrights. >>Buy $20 Tickets to LIVE Broadcast
SPAY by Madison Fiedler (Click title to see cast & creative team)
On-Demand Streaming to 11:59 PM on Monday, Nov. 9
Sponsored by Emily Eason & Cos
TABLESCAPE by Jeanette Farr (Click title to see cast & creative team) On-Demand Streaming Nov. 13 – Nov. 16
Joe and Pratt are world travelers who love a great adventure, but it is time to settle down and think about a family. Pratt prepares a lavish “tablescape” for what is supposed to be a site visit with their lawyer and the teenaged mother of the child they intend to adopt. But when only the “baby mama” shows up and unravels the details of the potential adoption, what was meant to be a perfect brunch quickly spirals – plates get broken, babaganoush flies, and despite their best intentions (and attempts to meditate), not everything can be fixed. Each finds that there is beauty in broken things, and the cracks in the foundation might be what makes a person whole. Sponsored by Noreen Raney
JEROME by Ron Lagomarsino (Click title to see cast & creative team)
On-Demand Streaming to Nov. 23
Sponsored by Bruce & Janet Bunch and Nick Bodven
Florida Rep is a proud Associate Member of the National New Play Network (NNPN). The NNPN is the country’s only alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays. Florida Rep works closely with the Network to develop relationships with playwrights, other theatre professionals, and theatres that champion new works.
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