LAB Test is one of life’s win-wins. You’re given the exciting and rare opportunity to play a role in finalizing an artist’s work, while the artists receive a bounty of support that pilots their work-in-progress to a full-scale Live Arts production.
Sprung from the Production Residency program, the LAB Test series features selected showings of the artists’ new works, (unique on each date), followed by a moderated discussion where you can give it to them straight or just ask all the questions you don’t normally get to have answered. After all that, it’s free beer and snacks for all.
All LAB Test showings will be held at the at the
Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Stay tuned for more information on the artists and dates for the 2013 Lab Test Series!
If you have questions, please contact Craig Peterson, Director, Live Arts Brewery & Philly Fringe, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-413-9006 x22.
In 2010 the LAB received funding from the Independence Foundation to deepen programmatic support by offering production residencies to selected artists who are attempting to move their work from the studio toward a full-scale production.
In the trajectory of an artist’s project, there are resources available for presentation and production costs, but support for the creative process and the incubation of work is vastly under-resourced. In order to more fully invest in and support artists, the LAB also offers support and resources for Production Residencies, the intermediary stage of creative development in which new work is formally produced in front of audiences, with lights, sound, video/projection and other critical technical elements.
The Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and presenting the best in contemporary performance work created locally, nationally and internationally. Without comprehensive investment in all phases of the artistic process combined with affordable or free access to rehearsal and studio space, Philadelphia artists will be under-resourced in our community and under-represented in the field of contemporary performing arts at large. Production Residencies serve artists by supporting the next phase of development. The LAB facilitates two formal production runs per year of new work by LAB Fellows in front of audiences.
Sprung from this new Production Residency Program is a LAB Test series that features selected showings, (unique on each date) for the public, followed by a moderated discussion where audiences provide critical feedback that aids the artists in completing their work.
Production Residencies are by invitation only.
Bang by Charlotte Ford, March 9–11, 2012
The Flight Attendants Project by idiosynCrazy productions, July 31, 2011
WHaLE OPTICS by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, April 11, 18, 23, 2011
Elephant Room by Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford, and Geoff Sobelle, March 5, 12, 19, 2011
- Charlotte Ford, 2011-12
- Thaddeus Phillips, 2010-11
- Geoff Sobelle, 2010-11