The Rep's REP LAB Returns 3/1-4

The Rep's REP LAB Returns 3/1-4

The Rep's critically-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind short-play festival, Rep Lab, returns for its third season to the intimate Stiemke Studio. Featuring several distinct and different plays, and cast with The Rep's Intern Ensemble, this unique production is sure to provide an altogether new type of theatergoing experience for audiences - a night filled with laughter and tears. Rep Lab runs in The Rep's Stiemke Studio from March 1 - 4.

The third installment of The Rep's annual Rep Lab short-play festival focuses on the strength of human connection and the obstacles that often surround it. The eight plays explore the multi-faceted bonds between lovers, family ties, the often convoluted playwright-actor relationship, and even what transpires between a pair of baboons in a cage.

Rep Lab showcases the work of The Rep's internship programs across a wide variety of theater disciplines. From actors to directors to designers, The Rep annually welcomes top-level emerging professional artists to spend a full season working alongside recognized masters of their craft as they seek to transition to fully professional careers.

"The Rep is proud to provide the strongest internship program for emerging professional
actors and directors in American regional theater," says Artistic Director Mark Clements. "Rep Lab is an opportunity for the interns to show what they've learned during their time here in Milwaukee. We are pleased to provide this forum, giving Rep audiences the chance to see these talented, emerging artists in fresh, exciting new ways."

Rep Lab 2012/13
Alone World by Carl Kissin, Music by Rob Baumgartner
Directed by Education Coordinator Leda Hoffmann (Directing Intern 2010/11)
Music Direction/Choreography by Lindsey Schmeltzer

Measuring Matthew by Patrick Gabridge
Directed by Literary Assistant JC Clementz (Directing Intern 2011/12)

Double Take by K.M. Chopin
Directed by Directing Apprentice Lenny Banovez

An Examination of the Whole Playwright-Actor Relationship

Presented As Some Kind of Cop Show Parody by Greg Kotis

Directed by Directing Intern Maggie Ellsworth
Fight Choreography by Barbara Charlene Seifert

Hum of the Arctic by Sarah Hammond
Directed by Directing Apprentice Lenny Banovez

Feeding Time at the Human House by David Wiener
Directed by Directing Intern Maggie Ellsworth

The See Saw by Andrew Hampton
Directed by Rep Associate Artist Lee E. Ernst

Devised Piece by 2012/13 Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by Directing Apprentice Lenny Banovez and Directing Intern Maggie Ellsworth

For the first time, Rep Lab presents a musical! Written by Carl Kissin and with music by Rob Baumgartner, Alone World follows Jack and Edie, Acting Interns Teddy Spencer and Bri Sudia, as they search for love in a world obsessed with social media, the internet and technology - and only when the power goes out does the opportunity for real connection emerge. Directed by Education Coordinator and 2010/11 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann, with Music Direction and Choreography by Education Intern Lindsey Schmeltzer, Alone World's cast includes the entire Acting Intern Ensemble.

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