About

LAB Theater Project

BRINGING NEW WORKS TO LIFE

Lab Theater Project is a production company focused on producing new works in the Tampa Bay Community. Our belief in a "playwright first" focus is resolute and a core value of the company. Along with a focus on new works, we also focus on training new theater artists to join our growing community. 

We only produce works from emerging playwrights and develop, through education, new artists (Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, and Designers) for the continued growth of live theater artistry. 

We currently produce four new plays per year, often utilizing students in aspects of the production; thereby, giving students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned while working side by side with established professionals in the community as well as enriching the collaborative creative process of the playwright.

Our Mandate: 

  1. Bring the Playwright's vision to life.

  2. Grow as artists.

  3. Develop new theater artist: Actors, Directors, Designers, & Stage Managers.

  4. Build a core of artists who develop a life-long practice of theatrical artistry.

Our Team

We are grateful for our dedicated and passionate Company Members and Board of Directors who make the mission of LAB Theater Project not only possible,

but vibrant, vital and revelatory.  

Company Members

Company Members are the artistic leaders of LAB Theater Project, working collaboratively together to shape the artist vision and choose the programming for the organization. 

Meet our Company: 

Owen Robertson, Executive Producer & Founder

Caroline Jett, Director In-Residence

Rachel Stidham, Technical Director

Emma Hurlburt, Resident Stage Manager

Katie Calahan, Director of Education

_________________, Literary Manager

_________________, Marketing Director

Beth Tepe-Robertson, Marketing Production Artist

Board of Directors

These distinguished members of LAB Theater Project's Board of Directors serve as elected volunteers to ensure the financial health and oversee activities of our not-for-profit company. 

Meet our Board of Directors: 

Greta Kishbaugh, President

Suzy DeVore,

Larry Corwin, Treasurer

Roz Potenza, 

Beth Tepe-Robertson, 

Our board members are part of our success.  If you believe as strongly as they do in the work being done by LAB Theater Project and are interested in joining our board, please contact Board President, Greta Kishbaugh

a813-766-8715 or profkishbaugh@gmail.com