Ben Randle


2014/2015 Just Theater New Play Lab Series announced

This Spring, Just Theater kicks off the 2014/15 New Play Lab Series, featuring 5 readings of new plays developed from conception to first draft.

Good Better Bested, by Jonathan Spector, directed by Molly Gelb - APRIL 27th

Punk as Fuck, by Barbara Jwanouskos, directed by Logan Ellis - APRIL 28th

Badge, by Gamal Chasten, directed by Adam Sussman - MAY 4th

Blasted Plains, by Beth Hersh, directed by Ben Randle - MAY 5th

iPap and Cucaracha! Adventures in the Dead World, by Matthew Keuter, directed by Sydney Painter - MAY 11th

All 5 readings will take place at 7pm at the Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland, CA. $7 suggested donation.

For more information, visit Just Theater's website.

Just Theater’s New Play Lab commissions four Bay Area playwrights to work with four directors to develop full-length plays from initial conception to a staged reading of the first draft. Initially modeled on the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the goal of the Lab is to create a distinctly collaborative artistic community to support playwrights in the critical early stage of the development of a new play.

Since 2006 the Lab has grown to become one of the Bay Area's leading springboards for new work. Some of the twenty-five plays commissioned and developed in the Lab include Aaron Loeb's Ideation, which premiered at SF Playhouse and won the 2013 Glickman Award, Lauren Gunderson's Toil and Trouble which premiered at Impact Theater in 2012, Erin Bregman's Before and After which was selected for the 2013 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Jonathan Spector's In From The Cold which was a winner of Aurora Theater's Global Age Prize and premiered with Just Theater in November, and Andrew Saito's Mt. Misery which will premiere at Cutting Ball in May, as well as plays by JC Lee, Julia Jarcho, Anthony Clarvoe, Michelle Carter, Christopher Chen, Geetha Reddy and others.

2014/15 New Play Lab is made possible with generous support from the William Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation