Intrepid Lab

An incubator for new play development and reimaginings of text. A safe workshop environment for actors, directors and playwrights to collaborate and create, mining the strengths and talents of the collaborators to bring each piece to its fullest potential with innovation and artistry. Current projects in development include:

Carol Wolf’s The Thousandth Night Set in occupied France in 1943, an actor is arrested for propagating subversive material and is being deported. When his train is sabotaged by members of the French resistance, he escapes from the platform and seeks refuge in the train station. His one chance for freedom before the train starts moving again is to win the support of a group of French gendarmes (the audience) by entertaining them with “amusements” that are not subversive. Playing 38 characters from The Arabian Nights, the actor becomes a male Scheherazade, spinning out stories in a chance to win his freedom. A funny yet scathing examination of complicity and self-preservation. Current performances are scheduled for Los Angeles and Indianapolis, as well as Ontario, Canada. Cast and production team to be announced soon.

Greatly, I Dream by Chantal Sicile-Kira This new play is drawn from award-winning author and presenter Chantal Sicile-Kira’s books and presentations chronicling her journey raising her son, award-winning painter Jeremy Sicile-Kira, as they navigate the challenges of autism and synesthesia to find connection, language, artistry and grace.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, A Musical. Book and Lyrics by Omri Schein. Music by James Olmstead Based on the John Newbery Medal-winning children’s book, this turn-of-the-century coming of age story explores the relationship between a young girl, her grandfather and Charles Darwin.