Upcoming Productions

This Land Was Made

Liberation. Peace. Love. Self-Defense. Oakland in 1967 was a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For patrons of Miss Trish’s bar, it’s all just talking points — until the full, seductive and explosive force of the revolution walks through the door. Tori is a 2017-18 Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis and the Kennedy Center’s 2016 Paula Vogel Playwright. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, THIS LAND IS MADE marks her New York debut.


What is a Developmental Lab?

A Developmental Lab is a step between a staged reading of a new play and a full production. It allows the playwright to move into the next phase of the creative process by working in a collaborative environment with a director, full cast, staging, and an exploration of design elements. This gives the writer an opportunity to hear their work in front of an audience and to revise throughout the process. We invite our members into the room as a vital part of this phase of development.


TOP PHOTO: Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow Tori Sampson. Photo by HollenderX2.

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THIS LAND WAS MADE

July 26 - 28, 2018

by Tori Sampson
Directed by Whitney White
With James T. Alfred, Lauren E. Banks, McKinley Belcher III, Jessica Frances Dukes, Sean Higgins, Julian Elijah Martinez, Jonny Orsini, Carra Patterson, Namir Smallwood, Austin Smith
Liberation. Peace. Love. Self-Defense. Oakland in 1967 was a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For patrons of Miss Trish’s bar, it’s all just talking points — until the full, seductive and explosive force of the revolution walks through the door. Tori is a 2017-18 Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis and the Kennedy Center’s 2016 Paula Vogel Playwright. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, THIS LAND IS MADE marks her New York debut.

What is a Developmental Lab?

A Developmental Lab is a step between a staged reading of a new play and a full production. It allows the playwright to move into the next phase of the creative process by working in a collaborative environment with a director, full cast, staging, and an exploration of design elements. This gives the writer an opportunity to hear their work in front of an audience and to revise throughout the process. We invite our members into the room as a vital part of this phase of development.
TOP PHOTO: Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow Tori Sampson. Photo by HollenderX2.

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