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We are a professional theater company focused on the development of new works and new artists.

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Bringing new works to life

LAB's 2023 Season

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LAB Laughs: An Evening of Comedic Shorts
Directed by Caroline Jett & Owen Robertson
January 19 - 22 2023
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by Paula Fell 
March 2 - 19 ,2023
Directed by Caroline Jett                          

“With a nod to the bawdiness of The Canterbury Tales and a heavy dose of subversive humor, The Rooster’s Tale addresses the dangers of being different, cancel culture, and how a rooster lays an egg.”

Medieval peasants Margery and Peter have their hands full keeping up the farm, especially with the village full of vile rumors about their sweet but naïve son, and with their daughter, a nun with a bad attitude and a worse glower.  When Margery’s favorite rooster, Henry, unexpectedly (to say the least) and mysteriously lays an egg, the bloviating local mayor insists on putting Henry – and the egg! – on trial for consorting with the devil!  Can the poor couple act fast enough to save their farm, protect their children (and Henry), and maybe make a little extra on the side?

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Larry Corwin 

Ricardo Fernandez

Nathan Juliano

Karena Stanley

Ursula Trasorras

Rachel Stidham

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ZOMBIE BEACH: The Musical!
March 30 - April 8, 2023
Directed by Suzy Devore
Music Direction by Miles Randolph

In a faraway beach town, somewhere unheard of in Southern California, during a summer of fun, a summer of love, a strange incident occurred that would change the lives of Beebee and Freddie forever.  If not for them, it might have changed all our lives.

Come experience the love of the living and the hunger of the dead.

Laugh and sing with us as we frolic in a forgotten time on

Zombie Beach.

Ahead of its time when it was first conceived in 2012, this NEW mashup musical brings together '60s Beach Movies, Zombies, and Punk Rock. 

by Laura Hirschberg
Directed by Owen Robertson

May 4 - 21,2023

Prometheus steals the fire of the gods and gives it to Man.  But as the flame of inspiration spreads, there are consequences--in the Hall of the Gods and on the earth below.  Exiled from his home and pursued by gods and monsters, Prometheus weaves his way through human history, cultivating art and invention.  But as the centuries wind on, Prometheus begins to realize the cost of creation, the risks of inspiration, and what must be sacrificed for the sake of progress.







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"I loved it. The acting is fantastic and it is a very powerful eye opening story."    - T.Layman

"Another fantastic production! Not to be missed."  - S. McGowan

"Was a great evening and so enjoyed the play. Cast did a truly remarkable job of conveying the depth of the turmoil of the families. Message about the horrors that chemicals do to us when applied in a reckless manor. Both families suffered.  Be careful of what you put on your vegetation as it can do so much harm.

Recommend you take the time to see this play and enjoy the talent we have in the Tampa area."

                                                                                                                                              - Y. McGreevy

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by Patrick Gabridge
ected by Gigi Jennewein

September 7 - 24, 2023

Two very different farm families are intertwined after a deadly incident of pesticide drift.  Two wives, Nora and Molly are caught between holding on to what was lost and moving forward.  

September 21 - October 5, 2023
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Donna DeLonay


Joaquin Bermudez

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Miranda Myers

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Caroline Jett

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"AMAZING story!! Everyone must see this!!"

- M. Phillips

September 7-24, 2023

Featured Artist

click the Artist name to learn more

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All artwork displayed in LAB's Lobby is available for purchase.

Another great way to support local artist!

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by Jared Eberlein
Directed by Owen Robertson

November 2 - 19, 2023

For Burton Quinn, the opening night of an extremely “out-of-town” production of The Delightfully Dead Kinsman in Binghamton, New York, is an ambitious return to the Broadway musical that nearly made him famous four decades earlier. Certainly, the material still holds magic for Burton, even though he has graduated from theromantic lead to the patriarchal role and now must share a dressing room with the very green Billy Caulfield, Kinsman's new leading man. Technical difficulties delay the curtain, though, prolonging Billy's nervous agony and bringing hope to Burton that Tovah—his wife and good luck charm—might still arrive on time. When Burton’s estranged son, John, arrives instead, with news that Tovah is leaving the marriage, the earth stands still, then shatters at Burton’s feet. John demands his father, for once, choose people who care for him, over a mistress—the theatre—that has always taken and never given back.  

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LAB Holiday Gala

November 11,  2023 

Dear Friends of LAB Theater Project,

You are cordially invited to attend the LAB Holiday Gala on Saturday, November 11.

The event will include a catered silent auction reception, an exclusive showing of our latest production, “The Heirs of Pretending” by Jared Eberlein, directed by Owen Robertson,

and LAB's 2024 Season announcement.


 Doors will open and the auction will begin at 7:00 pm, with the show starting at 8:00 pm. 

Thank you to our generous supporters who have already donated museum tickets, theater memberships, artwork, and themed baskets for the event—with more goodies yet to come!

It will be a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping early

and support a good cause in your community.

Please join us for this special event.

Tickets are $100 per person and include both the catered reception and the staged performance.

Thank you for your support of LAB Theater Project and our mission of

“Bringing new works to life!”

Bringing new works to life
Support LAB
Every dollar given to LAB supports the work we do. 
It allows us to pay actors, directors, designers, stage managers, playwright's stipend, and for equipment. Your donation is tax deductible through our fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas a 501(c)3 company.
LAB News
What is going on at LAB? We send out a quarterly newsletter that will let you know what is brewing. You will read about season information, classes, industry news, fundraisers, and more.
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